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"a job - not a career"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Visual Designer
Current Employee - Visual Designer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

pay (not quite a positive)

Cons

isolation - as a telecommuter you work through project managers who are not the greatest communicators - project managers also do not understand the realm they are dealing with so they are unable to communicate in normal terms employed by the industry. Very rarely do contract employees ever receive commendations - and there are NEVER raises. Once you are hired on, you stick with that salary.

Advice to Management

understand the old project mgmt morees that employees need a little motivation - or need to be recognized for their expertise.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM Offers you a career not a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Project Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Advisory Project Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High complexity of assignments/job
    Flexible work location
    Supports change of roles to explore other career options internally
    Mature organization and processes

    Cons

    Maturity levels vary in internal business unit, some can be lower on the maturity scale
    Once you adjust to large organizations and the processes that are followed, its very difficult to adjust to smaller and more nimble organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in those demonstrating leadership capabilities and potential for larger roles.
    Invest in those who demonstrate an appetite for higher complexity assignments
    Invest in those who chose to stay loyal over short term market fluctuations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Generally a good place to work, but lots of excellent people are held back by terrible HR policies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate reputation, decent people, ability to work at home. Most managers treat people well on a day-to-day basis, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Execs are treated very well; rank and file much less so. Salary increases and bonuses for non-execs are very small, and often, non-existent. HR policies not flexible enough to deal with special circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    IBM is too focused on growing the bottom line (to please shareholders), and is sacrificing employee satisfaction, loyalty and pride. Salary increase program is much too stingy. Non-exec bonuses need to improve.

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