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"Committed employees are the bread and butter of any ongoing project"

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Current Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in Rochester, MN
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Pros

Job growth is pretty good, you good to work on the industry leading projects

Cons

Very so many layers of Managements

Advice to Management

Let the higher management know about the employer skills and abilities working under first line managers. Specially those contractors whose skill set are unique and very hard to match

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM is a good place to work if you are driven to chart your own career path."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for professional growth if you are a driven person who will seek out the many opportunities within the company. Flexible management that allows you to chart your career path. Great benefits package. Pretty good work life balance such as "unlimited sick days" (Granted you work from home for some of those days to maintain your utilization goals).

    Cons

    As a consultant working at the client site it you can feel isolated from the company because contact with other IBMers can be sparse.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees at client sites.


  2. "IBM mixed: consider per business: market growth, reputation in that market, and employee opinions from that area."

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

    Pros

    If you find a position right for you on a team that is in one of IBM's core businesses, you'll probably be happy. There are lots of good people in "Big Blue," some of which are extremely well connected in global terms, opening doors to potential opportunities. Strong work and leadership are likely to be recognized and leveraged and, in time, rewarded. Size and stability can raise security, which is especially useful for people with families or other long term responsibilities. There are a broad range of businesses and roles, lateral moves into areas of preference or growth are quite possible.

    Cons

    The company is a behemoth, and with large scale comes processes and cold impersonality - its unavoidable. The company had laudable policies re "people first" and compensation, much of that has gone away. If you're outside the mainstream business, you'll likely be struggling for resources and the attention of policy makers. Much of the internal technology si not competitive with what we find on the internet, and this is an unfortunate burden for the company. Opportunities are subject to the usual competition, do not go to IBM expecting to be a software architect without proving yourself for a decade or more of dues against a bunch of talented others.

    Advice to Management

    I suspect senior management is doing a wonderful job given the problems of scale. Closest I could come to advice would be to "figure out how to free oneself of the burden of antiquated processes."

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