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"Its a revolving door..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Looks good on a resume while you are looking for a job.
Cute downtown location - shops, small restaurants, salons/spas
Daily huddles

Cons

Don't expect to make any better wage than anywhere else in Dubuque or small surrounding communities
Unclear path to moving up
People go years with not a penny raise
Highest turnover rate any GDF Center in North America

Advice to Management

Remember you are also managing real people and not just there to please your management. Focus on building trust and morale - IBM may not allow a dime for overall team building of any kind, but you make much more than 90% of the employees there - so stop being so tight and buy your team a donut and coffee - a gift certificate - your ROI would be huge!!!! Have compassion - ask those you manage how they are doing - and mean it.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership. Management rife with sycophants and politicians."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good folks that are knowledgable in their field of engineering.

    Cons

    No regard for customer input. We have had several large contracts canceled for poor performance.
    Stagnant stock.
    Neverending layoffs.
    Worst 1st and 2nd line management I've seen anywhere. Totally incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the whole lot. I've had 8 managers in my 10 years and there has been only one that I would consider average, or better, at personnel management. Most managers are simply PowerPoint monkeys.


  2. "great Company for resume"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, culture is very competitive. Quality co-workers and management listens more to employees than most others. Very forward looking company.

    Cons

    benefits are not great. Company needs to be more customer focused. At times, Senior mgt. thinks they know what market wants and never asks cuustomers.


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