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"Outsourcing"

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Current Employee - Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Employee in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Large company. Some units do well even in hard economic times

Cons

Large company leading the way in globalization. Goal is to eliminate a huge number of U.S. jobs in the next few years

Advice to Management

As IBM becomes more a service delivery company, you need to keep aware of how your policies affect employee moral and loyalty

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    "In decline"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the base pay is decent when taking the benefits into account. Other than that, there is not much. One of the few perks that I do enjoy and would surely miss is that they still have actual offices for the majority of the employees. In a world where everything is cubicle, it is nice to be able to just close a door for a bit to get away from office noise and be able to concentrate on work.

    Cons

    Most folks know the cons: a process for everything, everything is politicized, movement and career advancement is difficult, the predominant focus now is on offshoring and having to interface with a revolving door of folks overseas. I see the company deflating its US-based workforce over the next few years by not providing incentives to new/younger employees and letting the older, more established employees leave as their careers end naturally. Internally there are a lot of 0-5 years and a lot of 15-20+ year vets. It is the in-between the IBM has failed to focus on and will likely face a lot of issues because of this in 5 - 10 years time when the majority of the vets retire.

    Advice to Management

    Return focus to the employee. Without them your products suffer and customers will leave. Without a workforce that is well taken care of, the business as it exists today will not survive.


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    "Great at the onset, painful crawl there onwards."

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    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good onboarding, great people for the most part. Great research team and resources.

    Cons

    Not using proper hiring processes for junior team. Not reporting results responsibly. No 360 degree reviews come PBC time. No transparency within senior leadership. Although there is a lot of talk about work-life balance, everyone works 60+ hours a week. It's the norm. Salaries for most positions is below the industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace and model corporate values. Don't continue to make promises that are never fulfilled.

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