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"Horizontal mobility but little vertical mobility"

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Former Employee - Software Sales Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Sales Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of variety. Some really sharp people. Exposure across technology industry. Well-recognized and respected name.

Cons

Pay is on the low side. Tons of bureaucracy. Too many conference calls, especially in marketing. Too much tracking and scrutiny in sales.

Advice to Management

Take care of some of the very talented, young people coming into the company and really develop them. Too many people who have been kicking around there for 20-30 years playing their political cards right and taking up leadership spots that should go to more talented people.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM wealth of information & work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wealth of Information
    Career Opportunities from within
    Work Life Balance extremely flexible
    Brand Recognition

    Cons

    Many meetings that can be reduced
    Many processes as any big company

    Advice to Management

    Reduce internal meetings and increase external meetings with customers


  2. "IBM Research in Yorktown Heights"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented people!!! I get to work with the most dedicated people. These people willing to help you to be successful with your career. culture is on the "Traditional/Conversative" side, but I am not complaining!

    Cons

    With 6 years, I am still considered a newbie. Senior management is conservative with promotion and delegating! Process and procedures are always in the way of "forward" progress.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on R&D as it's our future!!!

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