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"IBM is a good place to work."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

IBM is a cornerstone in creating a very DIVERSE place to work and that is one of the reasons I was attracted to working here. It's the first place I was ever OUT from the beginning and have always been and will always be. I'm proud to work for such an inclusive and supportive company.

Cons

In working for such a large company with nearly 400,ooo people you feel like a number sometimes.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to the people that make the company work. The people at the lower levels and eliminate some of the middle layers of management. There are too many managers getting in the way of the work at times. If you want to save money get rid of some layers of management.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "If you have no other job to go to, look here."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    To get experience - not training (no training given) to go to your next job. Hope that it looks good on the resume. Still do not see why other employers think that working for IBM is a good thing.

    Cons

    Too much work time, no training, bad management, constant threats of 'resource action' (layoff). Always dumping more work on you from your laid off coworkers (with no training, no time to learn, no support).
    Constant threat your job will be offshored. The latest morale boost is that your job will be moved to one of three cities in the USA and no moving expenses paid and your salary will be adjusted to the local prevailing rate. Could be worse, job could be going to India, Brazil, etc without you.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you can manage the offshore workers better than you manage USA workers. Hope they offshore the IBM management to India! Would make more sense.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is a great place to work with stability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education, Opportunity, Personal Growth, Stability are all some of the best attributes of IBM. There certainly is a lot of opportunities for career, education and personal growth within IBM, the number of programs out there for employees is huge, sometimes that is also the problem. With IBM there are times where you feel like a number. Currently IBM has approx. 400K employees and sometimes you feel like a very small piece of that number other times when all is going well and your management team supports and publicly recognizes you and or your work it seems much smaller. Overall the combination of salary, benefits, flexibility, employee development programs and stability are all reasons to work for IBM if you can get beyond being a number.

    Cons

    Breaking into management is difficult, even if you have talent and competency to become a manager sometimes you get overlooked because the hiring managers already have someone in mind and are only going through the motions of a job posting/interviews before officially giving the job to their person.

    Like in the other post, there are times where being one of 400K can seem overwhelming and you feel small and overlooked by being so large. The key is to getting an excellent manager to support you and to be passionate about employee development otherwise you will get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside the box, empower your employees more and be passionate about fighting for what is right and your employees.


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