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"IBM is a good place to work."

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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 (1)

    "IBM is a great place to work with stability"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to get experience, but very poor performance review system."

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of opportunities inside IBM. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Performance review is done in a meaningless way. Everybody except one or two has the same performance review. Some managers are incompetent compared to others. Generally, performance reviews must be done strictly to managers as well as employees. Whatever standard will be like publication, patent, and product impact, it needs to be completely reviewed. Senior management is only running the company to maximize their own personal compensation. Work coordination between teams is not done well. Decision is made very slowly. Good work often is not recognized if you are under incompetent manager. If you want to work at IBM, try to find competent manager.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are incompetent compared to others. Generally, performance reviews must be done strictly to managers as well as employees.

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