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"Not a place for growth for younger employees"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They have a strong work from home culture.
As a global company there is a lot of opportunity to work employees from other countries.

Cons

In the group I am in there is zero budget for training, I haven't had training for over seven years.
The company is very top heavy with more managers than "doers".
The utilization rate is outrageously high, if you take your vacation you have to make it up with overtime otherwise you can not meet your utilization target.

Advice to Management

Show some appreciation for top rated employees. I am a "1" performer and don't feel any effort to retain employees like me has been made. If anything I feel like the higher my level has been the more I have felt the push to actually leave IBM.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities, but not the best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of assignments, no dearth of opportunities. Many international assignments ( even to exotic places ) if you want more global experience. Does almost any technology that you can think of.

    Cons

    No HR ( managers make all the decisions ), which is not very efficient if the manager is not capable.
    Average salary, and fewer perks.
    Slow career growth. Brutal hire and fire policies.

    Advice to Management

    The crux of IBM is the manager. IBM needs to give more importance while hiring managers .


  2. "A great experience (but this was years ago)."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Programmer; Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Programmer; Systems Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional environment with highly respected coworkers. Benefits were among the best.

    Cons

    If you are in a branch (sales) office, there is lots of travel expected. Makes it hard if you are a mother.

    Advice to Management

    I had terrific managers. They always kept the lines of communication open.

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