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"IBM is a great place to work"

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Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in San Francisco, CA
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Pros

Culture of innovation. The 800 pound gorilla. Progressive and multicultural work environment. Morale is good, and compensation is competitive.

Cons

IBM == "I'm By Myself". Working remotely all the time can at times be alienating.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    "Great opportunities for learning but little work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Job flexibility. If you are determined to excel in your position then a world of options are opened to you. The complexity and far reaching nature of the company allows one to gain expertise that isn't even a part of their job description. If done right, one can mold their career and create a position suited for themselves.
    - Technology. If you are in a development/test role then you have access to just about all hardware/software available. Any OS, programming language, tape drive, hard drive tech, networking infrastructure.. etc... is there.
    - Benefits. Compared to many other companies, the benefits (medical, 401k, options....) are among the top.

    Cons

    The major down-side is definitely work/life balance. Although IBM advertises a great balance, you'll only find this being used by those whose roles are not essential. Any valued leader will find themselves faced with understanding the big picture. This applies to the matrixed organization, product design, team dynamics, market direction, and even client satisfaction. Due to the large nature of the company, understanding and working with the previously mentioned aspects takes much time... more than 8 hours in a day. There are many within the company that simply do not go this far in their understanding and their work/life balance is probably great... however it places a burden on others in charge who have to make up for their shortcomings.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to weed out the non-performers who seek management titles because they are inept at their current job. There are to many of these people who get through.....


  2. "Excellent company, great exposure, first-class experience with the ability to do very BIG things if you have the drive."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HW Engineer, Logic in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - HW Engineer, Logic in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional development is infinite at IBM with the full spectrum of positions from engineering to business. Deal with state-of-the-art in technology solutions. One of the few companies which do the entire spectrum in the IT industry from hardware to software, everything can be done in-house if needed. Best reasonable respect given to employees regarding work-life balance. Have to possibilities to explore and find the exact position that interest you. The employee, including first line managers have excellent people skills. IBM has its hands in very special markets due to its specialties and legendary status.

    Cons

    One of the largest companies in the world comes with a large amount of possibilities but with a slow response to feedback. Compensation is right at industry average levels.

    Advice to Management

    Respond, ask, talk to the employees under the first line managers much more often. Have 2nd, 3rd, 4th llne manager come out and visit teams more often.

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