IBM - Not a demanding job, but has its headaches | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

"Not a demanding job, but has its headaches"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of opportunities for doing completely different work
Great flexibility -- in where and when work is done, allows easy work/life balance
Supportive direct management
Great tools to get work done remotely
Decent salary, benefits and bonuses
Good recognition for high achievers in the right part of the business.

Cons

Clueless senior management
Too much deadwood in employees and management
No clear direction for the future
Big raises are no longer available
Can get stuck in poor performing businesses and be at risk for losing job through no fault of your own

Advice to Management

Need a vision of what IBM can truly do that will make money (rather than just cut cost to meet profit goals)
Way too many executives
Offshoring is getting to a critical point where we are hurting customers with lack of skills

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "IBM is not a good company to work for in long term."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You may want to work here to have a good companies name on your resume.

    Cons

    Layoffs. The starting salary is good, but the pay raises are below national average even if you are 2+.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off every year (even if you are better performer) are not the first solution to budget balancing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The New IBM : Micro-managing the numbers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Strength of service capabilities, reputation, brand. If its being done in the world of IT, IBM is doing it and most likely on the leading edge. The strength of IBM's offerings, the depth of expertise, and the true global reach in total are beyond those of any competitors.

    Cons

    Respect for the individual is gone. Senior management has developed a style based on an intense focus on numbers without regard to anything else. People are secondary. Personal lives are for those in the unemployment line. A reporting, micro-management culture has developed where executives with little knowledge of services and clients real issues make decisions based on numbers in a spreadsheets. There is no loyalty towards employees - if numbers are missed it must be due to lack of effort or incompetence...employees are quickly and routinely cut as "new resources are easy to find".

    Advice to Management

    You're too far removed from your clients and your team. Get your nose out of spreadsheets and get out and listen to clients as well as your own employees

There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or