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"Work hard, get paid well"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I work 60-80 hours per week, and I make excellent money. IBM is a 24/7 global enterprise -- there is ALWAYS more work to be done and always more demands put on you. If you enjoy that atmosphere, you will do well and they will compensate you well for it.

Cons

The corporate culture is extremely competitive, meaning that if you don't work tons of hours you're not going to make it at IBM.

Advice to Management

Get in touch with what's happening "on the ground". Upper management has absolutely no clue what most of us do on a daily basis -- all they see are metrics and financial reports.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. If things have to end due to outsourcing or cut backs they still offer a decent package including money for education. They also have great tools in place to help you do your job.

    Cons

    requests to "do more" are all too often met with a pat on the back and word of how well you are doing in your current role. Requests for training are generally denied (this is Global Services specific) unless the training will help in your current role not your aspired career goal.

    Advice to Management

    Let your often referred as "greatest resource" grow especially when they show the desire to do so.


  2. "Good work life balance - poor growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be limited, often managers are slow in accommodating desire for career change
    Too much time spent on refining process
    Not a very open environment for management feedback

    Advice to Management

    Try to create an environment where employees can provide feedback to management openly.
    Try to create a better office environment, such as a lounge or exercise facility etc

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