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"Developer"

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Current Intern - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
Current Intern - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS

I have been working at IBM as an intern

Pros

overall very good interview experience. Got insights into database management. Developed code in java. collaborating and interactions with seniors was refreshing. projects helped me understand the internals of a database.

Cons

Location was an issue. Not many interesting places around to visit.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "One of the worst jobs I've had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) IBM has name recognition
    2) IBM has a long history

    Cons

    Too many cons.
    1) Dog eat dog environment. No team work or comradery. Everyone is out for themselves only
    2) Given accounts that have had little to any software sales in the past 5 years! Quota of $1750K and the history of the sales in these accounts for the past 5 years was under a million dollars!
    3) Mgmt will never, ever support you. Dog eat dog.
    4) the processes they have in place are so mind numbing, frustrating. Laptop problems arise on a weekly basis. Have to send it in to someplace across the country to have it fixed! Frustrating and not productive
    5) First line managers are basically baby sitters. Have zero power and are hired to be micro managers. They are on top of you every second.
    6) No work/life balance. They expect you to work 12+ hours a day. They monitor you on SameTime.

    THE WORST ENVIRONMENT TO WORK IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    GET OVER YOURSELF! Your are old school.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not the company it used to be."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tape Drive Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tape Drive Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is flexible with time off. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No growth in the US, meaning no promotions and in a lot of cases no raises either. Pay is 1/3 less than rest of industry for similar position and years of experience. Management does not recognize or appreciate good work. Management bends over backwards for working mothers or anybody with young children.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stingy with the 2+ ratings. You need to start promoting people and at least make an attempt to keep top talent.

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