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"Great place to develop, though compensation isnt' competitive."

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in Somers, NY
Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in Somers, NY
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Pros

Solid, stable place to start a career. You can grow as fast as you drive yourself... but motivation must be internally driven.

Experience will widely vary by which division that you land in. Services businesses typically place a large emphasis on number of billable hours worked. Systems division is always trying to run a more lean business and do more with less. Software is not uniform as a number of current employees were brought on through numerous acquisitions over the last 5-10 years.

Cons

Salary is not competitive with market rates if you stay more than a few years. Constant revamping of employee benefit programs makes you wonder if HR has anything better to do.

Advice to Management

Compensate your top, young talent!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    "Great company that could lose its edge"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for lateral experience. Very bright people throughout the company. Customer recognition of the IBM brand.
    Good training (on line) opportunities.
    Flexible work at home or remote potential.
    International growth is strong

    Cons

    losing sense of teamwork and place.
    Hard to utilize resources within IBM for cross functional projects.
    Too much time fighting internal battles rather than customer concerns
    bonus plans can be confusing and change on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    focus on the culture you want to foster and grow over the next 10 years
    successful managers are more political than true passionate leaders


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    "It is good if you don't depend on your salary for living and want to telecommute"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting, access to large SW library

    Cons

    Compesation is lousy and only selected few are getting pay increases, but only of they give their life away to IBM. If you want to have work-life balance, forget about career advancement, promotions and salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced professionals, not just straight out of college IBM lifers. Pay experienced professionals the market rate they deserve and let them change the old obsolete ways IBM is doing business

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