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

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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

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Hardware Engineer"

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    • 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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    "Lost & Found Department: Looking for "Respect for the Individual" at IBM"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Home, PA
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Home, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The IBM US corporate culture used to be a culture of cooperation and working together for the benefit of all, and some of the old-timers still have
    that attitude lingering around. Try to work with them if you can find them, but their numbers are dwindling because . . .

    Cons

    FEAR is commonplace. It is every man/woman for themselves and nobody really knows what 'doing a good job' means anymore. Some of the best and brightest are laid off so what exactly what does 'doing a great job' mean?

    Advice to Management

    You have taken a great company and turned it into nothing but a 'business case' for enriching yourselves at the expense of the workers, the customers, and the stockholders. You have lost touch
    with your humanity and you are cowardly hiding behind your layers of PR and huge layers of bureaucracy.

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