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"Mundane Engineering role with no room for growth"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Employee - Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Vacation package and benefits are good.

Cons

Incompetent first line management that just takes orders from above. Do not expect to be rewarded for your achievements. There are always budget cuts, travel cost cuts, and little to no money to reward top performers. The overall age of employees is on the older side and all of the older employees refuse to train younger engineers due to the fear that their jobs may be taken over.

Advice to Management

Stop treating employees and disposable and recognize them as human beings.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "A big company for people from any and every technological background"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - You are amongst some really smart people who have been with the company for ages and ages
    - Actively promotes working from home.

    Cons

    Since most people work from home, at times the interaction between the team as a whole is less.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Hardware Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Advisory Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on interesting projects. Co-workers are extremely talented and above industry average. Corporate culture provides an excellent attitude towards time-off and personal time. Good benifits. Great industry exposure.

    Cons

    It is an extremely large company and the need for common rules might not match your situation.
    Constant concern that your job may be moved overseas.
    Extremely long hours trying to complete tasks using less than the minimum sane number up people.
    Yearly review process can appear arbitrary despite managements' best efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to your best employees. Driving them to a breaking point is not a viable long term strategy.

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