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"Customer recognition goes a long way in getting in the door"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bethesda, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

International opportunities, smart colleagues, culture and values, ethical way of doing business

Cons

Bureaucracy, organizational matrix structure complicates business, lots of processes

Advice to Management

They try and remove bureaucratic obstacles that inherently creep into daily way of running business

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Offshore everything to low cost centers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition
    Marketing programs
    Not much else

    Cons

    Driving cost down, down, down
    Low morale due to the beat down

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act, be bold


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Former EB Intern"

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    Former Intern - Extreme Blue Technical Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Extreme Blue Technical Intern in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager and location. The Extreme Blue program itself seemed very well organized and managed. Purely quantitative merit-based pay scale made the hiring process straightforward and ego-free.

    Cons

    First, an extremely poisonous employee ranking system, somewhat similar to Microsoft's much maligned system; one of the DEs (Distinguished Engineers) we met regaled us with a story of how he made two extremely bright employees fight for a top ranking, which he would only give to one of them.

    While their full time people all seemed competent and had good interpersonal skills, the internship interview process did not do a good job of finding people with strong technical skills or the disposition to work on a small, self organized team.

    Advice to Management

    Making people fight between eachother for rankings is an excellent way to make employees who lack a pathological need to please their boss quit.

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