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"Good in the past, steady decline in the last decade"

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Rochester, MN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Chance to work with world class technology.
Vacation holiday and personal time flexibility.
Health benefits seem to be pretty good.

Cons

Erosion of support functions, leads to extra work just to keep your work environment going. Workstation support is one, admin support is another.
Recurring layoffs keeps you on edge.

Advice to Management

Not sure what advice I could offer. Leadership at IBM is driven by shareholders, and apparently some large shareholders exert a lot of pressure on IBM execs with regard to earnings per share, share buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, "productivity" -- which is tied to human resource costs, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "One of the good places to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in terms of working remote

    Cons

    low pay scale, jobs are being offshored

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "IBM is a fair place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM has a Large Project Pool
    IBM has a Small Project Bench
    IBM has a good and up front approach to yearly reviews

    Cons

    IBM may not compensate employees enough for the role that they are performing

    IBM may not value their employees right to choose what projects are best for their careers

    Advice to Management

    IBM may not value their employees right to choose what projects are best for their careers. In some cases it is apparent that the company is trying to just staff roles and not find good fits.

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