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"Stability and Work Life Balance"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good corporate culture promoting self-growth. Excellent intranet with daily news regarding what's going on in the organization. Great networking functionality and connectivity software. Work in various cross-functional teams with smart and experienced people. Good work life balance and friendly co-workers.

Cons

Somewhat lack of transparency from upper management regarding direction of the company.

Advice to Management

More transparency regarding personnel plans

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "IBM isn't that great of a place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good discounts with business partners. It looks good on a resume when you look for a new job (and most of us inevitably will).

    Cons

    Layoffs even when the company's profits are in the billions. The CEO describes layoffs as 'business as usual'. We're expected to create world-class products using worthless, freebie tools that don't work properly. Managers change jobs regularly every two years, leading to instability in every group. Quotas in performance reviews stop careers from progressing. The internal financial results our bonuses are based on are always somehow lower than the public results, so our bonuses are always lower than projected.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like an asset, not disposable parts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM: a fair shake in corporate America."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Providence, RI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For a megacorporation, IBM is rather humane. There's a strong sense of tradition here and respect for people who have grown up in this company. That said, it's also a place that embraces change and behaves less paternally than it used to. The best reason to work here: fairness. Do your job, do it well, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Due to its enormous size, changes and decisions take an enormously long time. Internal politics are also deeply entrenched here.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Give the company a chance to respond to a direction.


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