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"It all depends on the team."

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Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Research Triangle Park, NC
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible work/life balance, easy to work remotely.
Pay is satisfactory.
Company policies can be short sighted and frustrating.

Cons

Difficult to get promoted. Especially if you're not a typical role like a developer.
Employee evaluations are subjective, it all depends on your management.
Each team works differently. Overall the IBM culture is friendly and fair, but if you join a recent aquisition, for example, you may not be treated "fairly" by the non-IBM environment.
Work environment has become depressing over the years, with most people working from home. Not a lively place to work anymore.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the evaluation system. It's ridiculous that you can't have a rock star team, and someone has to be at the bottom with risk of being fired - all based on one manager's opinion? Focus more on employee motivation - keep quality talent.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Its just ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The name goes a long way. IBM's clients are very impressive.

    Cons

    Having a distributed workforce makes it very hard to get things done, unless you enjoy sitting on conference calls or chatting on SameTime all day long.

    Advice to Management

    I think IBM's push for working at home makes getting things done very difficult. Its nice, but doesn't lead to a very productive workplace when working with the clients IBM services.


  2. "Good."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + The prestige is so much you can't even imagine

    Cons

    + The overhead is unbelievable, every day some new form to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on profits, but don't forget your people.

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