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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (1)

    "Great people. Low pay, compared to amount of work to do."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southbury, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with the of team very smart, talented and caring people. IBM somehow gets the best out there. IBM also offers a lot of flexibility, depending what you do: working from home and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not good, at least not in some areas. Starting salary can be pretty low and it takes a lot of time to increase your band (job grade) and pay. There is no training, you learn on the job and workload can be substantial in order to pay attention to details.

    Advice to Management

    Know the processes before you make changes and understand what impact it makes on IBM. Outsourcing jobs overseas may save company some money, but it slows down people in US who have to deal with employees in foreign countries, who don't have clear understanding of what needs to be done.


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