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"a company that is busy with itself, run by finance people"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
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Pros

Life work balance is good! Appropriate processes in place to rate employees and award fair salaries. General information is very well communicated and made accessible on IBM's intranet.

Cons

Matrix organization can be confusing and lots of different groups seem to work on the same thing. It takes a long time to figure this place out and how things are done.

Advice to Management

Have a better plan how to integrate acquired companies from a product portfolio point of view. Be clearer and more prescriptive how competing solutions will be consolidated otherwise people get frustrated and top talent is leaving.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Wonderful place to get experience how an IT shop should be run."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development
    Current Employee - Software Development

    Pros

    You WILL learn software design and database programming. Opportunities to advance technically are good. Management are former "geeks" - software developers, DBA's, sys ops, etc.

    Cons

    Cast system: if you are a contractor - no advancement, some furloughs and no raises - never, ever hired full time. IBM employees get reviews, advancement and raises/bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to stop the brain drain, you are going to have to hire some people to IBM. Hiring youngsters fresh from campus or abroad is not going to save you.


  2. "SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION, SERVER SUPPORT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead IT Analyst in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Lead IT Analyst in Kolkata (India)

    Pros

    management is better than other companies

    Cons

    limited growth & promotion according to skill & experience

    Advice to Management

    not applicable

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