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"Stressful at times,"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IBM is a very good company to work for. IBM offers a good salary.

Cons

Downsizing, yet still very top heavy.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Not bad, but hard to feel strongly about"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brand
    Great American Company
    Safe
    Decent pay (but not great pay also not well-adjusted for high-cost locales)
    Some very bright and interesting coworkers (mean employee quality just slightly above average; probably not a corporate objective to do too much better than that as they cannot compensate at a level that the truly great employees might demand)

    Cons

    Not as safe as it used to be, plenty of US layoffs and jobs moving overseas
    Bureaucratic
    Run by bean-counters
    Cult of the salesman
    Good, not great
    No work/life balance in consulting, though I'm told it's good elsewhere in IBM
    What have you done for me lately?
    No real bonus
    Draconian expense policies
    Resists change
    Large size = No individual relevance to unit or corporate success

    Advice to Management

    Forget about next quarter, think about the next 100 years
    Quit trying to squeeze blood from a stone
    Your clients and your employees are more important than your stock price


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Software Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education and Career Diversity is very good. Career Growth can be achieved but only for the very top performers. It is nice to be able to move to other roles and product areas. Very diverse.

    Cons

    Decision by committee on everything. Way too much micro management of Sales. Sales spends 30 - 40% of their time actually selling. 60 - 70% in administrative overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Change Sales to allow sellers to actually sell, not be on forecast calls and doing emergency projects. To many "chiefs"...not enough "indians".

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