IBM - Not bad for new employees, but a tough place to work for those with experience. | Glassdoor
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"Not bad for new employees, but a tough place to work for those with experience."

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Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN
Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Rochester, MN
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

There is good opportunity, experience, and exposure for new employees. It's a great place to start to get some experience before moving on to another opportunity.

Cons

Continuous layoffs and work demand - I am often required to work long hours and must give up vacation time in order to meet the schedules. The company seems obsessed with micro-managing the employees doing the work and having TONS of people to track the progress with charts. The company is huge and well-established, but the last 10 years or so has been a real whirlwind. There are continual layoffs every couple years....the departments get disbanded, the employees get laid off, but yet the managers get promoted or moved on to other opportunities.

Advice to Management

Empower the employees and get rid of all the micro-managing middle managers.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "IBM has no loyalty to its employees. If you work in the US for IBM----kiss you job goodbye."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is competitive. IBM is well known name (and used to be respected).

    Cons

    There is no loyalty from IBM to its employees. You are treated strictly as a number. Management does not manage to the job, it manages to the dollar. IBM has gone from being one of the best, most sought after companies to work for, to being a pariah.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. They are who made you who you are. Random "layoffs" and offshoring of jobs is not the way to do business.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great Name Put To Shame"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    IBM has vast number of areas that one can work and develop skills. It is somewhat strong in the mist of the economic turmoil. It has a recognizable and good reputation amongst society as a whole.

    Cons

    IBM tends to augment staff excessively and just place employees in projects without providing a defined role. You will end up doing random meaningless tasks, in which will amount to nothing and will barely assist you in growth. It really hurts you if you decide to leave apply for another position; you have nothing to really add. In addition, you will find youself in undefined roles, feeling like a lost fish in a pond.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should focus more on training their subordinates on how to lead and manage others. There seems to be a lack of quality leaders (team leads and managers) within consulting.

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