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"Proud to be an IBM'er"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Access to resources and technology. World class technical capabilities. Ability to reinvent itself. Ability to chase and define new markets. Respect of others.

Cons

Bureaucracy at its finest. Slow to make decision. Processes for the sake of processes

Advice to Management

Stop with the non performance based layoffs. Stop with layoffs period. There is a great lack of trust and commitment to the corporation because of how these are implemented.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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...

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