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  1. "Rapidly changing and integrating with other products"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    well built structure of management and departments. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    just like any corporation, there is a spider web of politics within and across teams. For most employees that are not team lead or manager, there seems to be almost no opportunity to get promoted no matter how much effort and work you put into. (Unless you are well connected with managers. ) People move up the ladder in the corp seemed to know how to play pawns for their needs.

    IBM2018-05-07
  1. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Summit Technical Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great sales training. Even get paid OT for travel during the program. Not too hard and a great environment to excel, make friends, and figure out what you want to do. People will talk negatively about certain aspects, but people tend to find something negative in everything. There is not a ton of work and you get to work from home on Fridays.

    Cons

    Not as diverse as I would like. Mostly men

    IBM2019-06-25
  2. Helpful (5)

    ""It's not always about the money Spider-Man""

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Opportunity - So much opportunity to do more than just your job, passion projects, giveback to community, working with schools, internal groups, external groups. My development job at IBM is a very small amount of the work I do, I do more for IBM outside of my lab/office just in the external giveback and working with outside organizations and groups. -Work Life Balance - I think it's termed "integration" now, which...

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    Cons

    -Big-, IBM is B-I-G, so there's no list of steps for things like career progression, establishing internal support groups (like a gaming group for example), how to establish a community outreach event, etc. and that's mostly because no one defines what/how you do any of that, and really the way it's done is different for everyone so it's really up to you to figure out how to do all that. -Money - They pay well, is it...

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    Advice to Management

    It seems like there could be better engagement with employees to make them aware of the services/groups in IBM, some sites are much better equipped to do that, but smaller sites might need better tools or things to try to get people more engaged, the smaller sites feel much more "quiet" than the excitement of the larger sites SVL/Austin for example.

    IBM2019-06-17

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