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"Not bad, but hard to feel strongly about"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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".


  2. "Good place to start or finish your career"

    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

    -biggest player in the enterprise software market
    -good job security

    Cons

    -very few perks
    -you need to be very interested in working on enterprise software. Realize that this is not commercial software.


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