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"It's been a fine place to work for the past almost ten years."

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Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

work-life balance, location, opportunity to explore tech areas, people

Cons

pay, raises, management, requirement to work at office (not home) -- very peculiar to my group, actually

Advice to Management

Let us work where we are most productive, at least make an effort to understand the technical problems better and at least appear to spend less time massaging powerpoints or spreadsheets

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM is the best place to work if you're a geek"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy
    Bring your own device
    Amazing culture and opportunities to learn
    Supportive management and fair treatment
    Competitive pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Only 3 weeks of vacation to start
    Benefits could be better, they are average
    A decent amount of big company bureaucracy
    You have to use Lotus Notes

    Advice to Management

    There are two things that IBM could do to improve in my opinion - 1) provide a more open environment that did not force everyone to use Lotus Notes...it is reviled among many in the organization (except those that have never used another tool for email)...this does not have to mean Outlook (which is worse), just allow people to use whatever POP3/IMAP email client they want to use, and 2) improve the perks just a little bit versus competing high tech companies...some sites don't even have free coffee any more, let alone free soda or food, maybe provide a little better vacation package for US employees (4 weeks instead of 3) and slightly more coverage on health care...


  2. "Good career company OK Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good life balance. If you are in the "right place" great working conditions

    Cons

    Upper Management not in touch with low level employees - If you are in the wrong location - short career with IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to the product output (or service) and less on the bottom line - make employees feel safe.

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