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"Great Place to Work If you Can Find a Hiring Opportunity"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Hopewell Junction, NY
Former Employee - Project Manager in Hopewell Junction, NY
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive salary
EXCELLENT Benefits
Vast knowledge base & learning resources
Great place to build your skill base
Global teams

Cons

VERY High Stress
Executive Management that is only interested in their next position
Managers that often have little actual management experience
Limited respect for the individual employee
Very high attrition through layoffs within the US workforce

Advice to Management

Stop laying off subject matter experts & US workforce. You are losing many years worth of intellectual capital, dedication, loyalty and respect every time IBM lets someone with 20+ years of experience go. Replacing the US employee with a foreign workforce helps lower man hour costs, but is costing IBM productivity and dedication due to the lower skilled, less experienced asian, mexican, european, chinese, and slavic workers they are replacing long time US workers with. Stop focusing on the stock price and profit margin and focus on revitalizing workforce in America!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "My thoughts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great internal teams focused on resolving customer issues.

    Cons

    Too big of a corporation, to much red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


  2. "Quarter of a century at Big Blue"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a vast number of opportunities and choices regarding the type of work that you do. You also are part of a truly global family, which is a privilege and a huge learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Because of its size, it is a little bit like "working for the post office". You are often so separated from the end-result of your efforts that you often have to search for the meaning of your day-to-day activities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spinning wheels and concentrate on business-driven activities. An overhaul of the top tiers of executives would be a very healthy thing.

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