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"Great resume builder, flexible, extremely poor pay"

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

Extremely flexible company, as long as you get your work done. Opportunity to work in wide variety of areas to build professional experience.

Cons

Pay is OK for entry level position, however as you progress in your career and take on additional responsibilities you might be lucky to get one promotion (8% raise). To put it another way you could work 20 hrs / week doing the bare minimum and get paid the same as a top performer who is working 60+ / week. There's no motivation to perform.

Advice to Management

Good place to start your career but don't plan on staying for the long haul, unless you're in love with the Rochester area.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "IBM = I'm By Myself (and it's true!)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM continues to hone it's corporate markeing around Smarter Planet and Advanced Analytics. And IBM Research continues to be an innovation engine that develops industry-leading assets and IP.

    Cons

    Unfirtunately, the IBM culture over last 2 years has moved from a strategic to tactical approach with an intense, zealot-like focus on weekly cadence and pipeline. Management by edict is now the norm with little collaborative effort. “Every man, woman and child for themselves” is the new company mantra, or should be. Very little effort is invested in employee development, strategic asset development and long-term client relationship building. Overall client satisfaction is at or near historic lows by nearly all measures. The need to cut costs, to always make “the numbers” and drive share price has cast a long, dark shadow over the long-term viability of IBM’s inherit ability to innovate and deliver real, meaningful long-term value to its clients.

    Advice to Management

    To IBM Leadership I would say, work to strike a better balance between results and strategy and fostering people,

    Will Ginny stop slashing and burning to make her profit numbers and realize that the path to long-term growth has to be more balanced? Will IBM's famous 360 degree management feedback processes be re-instated? Will long-term strategy development be fostered and rewarded across all levels of the organization? The answers to these questions should begin to paint the milemarkers on the roadmap for the future at IBM.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career in IT."

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    Current Employee - Renewal Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Renewal Sales in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career in IT. Work with large Enterprise customers. Part of the large deals that are executed within IBM.

    Cons

    IBM's 2015 Roadmap will kill US jobs in order to reach their target goals. Layoffs layoff layoffs. Pay is awful with the amount of responsibility that is on your plate. The more IBM layoff accrue, the more work that is on your plate.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees that are working long hours and hitting their goals. At least provide a cost of living increase. It's not all about earnings per share!

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