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IBM Reviews in East Fishkill, NY

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
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  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

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  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom and access to expertize

    Cons

    Compensation, Not a lot of other employers in the area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit package. Not much else

    Cons

    horrible company to work for. You're just a number. Management is useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you're job and not hide in your office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    pm tech transfer

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    Former Employee - PM Tech Transfer in East Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - PM Tech Transfer in East Fishkill, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good teams, good technology, nice location, lots of ibmers, work-life balance is reasonable, people are talented

    Cons

    morale is a bit low, a few rounds of layoffs, growth not as fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    Semiconductor shrinking in IBM

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    Current Employee - Engineering in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Even semiconductor is shrinking the company still offer Flexibility and challenge work.

    Cons

    there is no more growth in the semiconductor sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Culture and pay has changed over the past decades for the worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server Administrator in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Server Administrator in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Cutting edge IT research. Lots of on-line training but not paid classroom training.

    Cons

    Too much work for little staff. Cut in pay, cut in bonuses, layoffs every year. Upper management concerened with stock price and dividends not empolyees. Very difficult to move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees better. Hire needed staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall experience has been good.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life Balance. Able to manage my own time. Direct management has been fantastic. Colleges are top notch.

    Cons

    Does not value its engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job environment - only drawback is uncertain future of semiconductor division

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    Current Employee - Unit Process Development Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Unit Process Development Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, complex problem solving required, great deal of independence in workload, great team to work with, excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    The biggest issue with working here is the uncertain future for the semiconductor operations - sometimes its hard to focus on day-to-day details when a large uncertainty is looming over everything

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engineer Microelectronics

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. They treat you like a person.

    Cons

    Little to no raises. You can count on them canceling one of the two standard raises. When you do get one, 1-2% is common. Few promotions. Seniority plays as big of a role in promotions and moving to management (a wait list of people)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to say something positive for once

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Process engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great management - very knowledgeable and friendly. Advancement was available

    Cons

    Shaky last few years. Not sure direction of company overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of chip buisiness and focus on development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible workforce, recent concerns

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    Current Employee - Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The people at IBM are incredible: talented, brilliant, innovative, and constantly working to do the right thing. I love working with such motivated and friendly people.

    Of course, there are always more things to do, so there is always a chance to branch out at least a little bit to try something new and open up some new skillsets for yourself.

    Telecommuting (as an engineer) is very common, especially given the automation and IT infrastructure of the fab. It's not unusual to work from home if you need to.

    Cons

    The microelectronics division seems to be often overlooked by the larger company, though it clearly is a key part of the overall picture, especially for the server brand. That impression leads to a common concern about how much the company cares to invest and pay attention to this relatively small but amazing team of co-workers in the microelectronics arena.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through in your attempts to gain your employees' trust. What you've done in the past decade has not worked, and we can see through the lipservice...after all, you hired us *because* of our intelligence, so treat us in kind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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