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"IBM USED TO BE A GREAT COMPANY"

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Former Employee - Contracts Manager
Former Employee - Contracts Manager
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Prestige, brand, being an IBMer.

Cons

No real upward mobility, stagnation, off-shoring EVERY job.

Advice to Management

You can't do everything in India.

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    "IBM has quietly been removing 000's of good US employees w/o public awareness at a time of record profits"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM compensates fairly relative to competition - at least on base salary and benefits. Earned bonus has been on the decline last few years (except for senior executives).

    Cons

    Maniacally focused on cost cutting and expense reduction to the extent that it can impact performance. Lost of prior employees has resulted in those remining employees expected to assume more than 1 job and work extremely long hours.

    Advice to Management

    The resource actions and cost-cutting atmosphere, etc. are all symptoms of the bigger problem, in that IBM cannot maintain high value for the business. To put it bluntly, management has run the company into the ground.

    For its part, the top executives have focused on financial engineering — preserving stock value while they themselves cash out at opportune moments.


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    "Great company to start with, but corporate direction for US employees has diminished"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Great benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Employee performance review seems to be words only. It used to be fair, lately in the US, it's just an RA tool. Layoffs are a huge reality in the US at all times, all levels, and all levels of performance. US employees are a metric on paper these days.

    Advice to Management

    Get back into the US market. Don't forget your greatest asset - your employees. A company IS it's employees, not a business model on a spreadsheet.

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