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"Don't get stuck on the wrong project"

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Current Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Benefits, Discounts(personal traveling) and Pay

Cons

If you get stuck on a long-term project(10+ years) it is hard to roll-off

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "IBM Research at Almaden is both a fascinating and frustrating environment and job."

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    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Lots of flexibility. Opportunity to do work that is transformational.

    Cons

    Unclear priorities from upper management. Is it business or scientific impact? Evaluation system still very academic and very little acknowledgement of collaborative effort. Human science disciplines still not very much respected.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward leadership. Provide some minimum direction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Average job for average pay for average employees"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM sells most solutions. If the client needs it, good chance you can sell it. The badge and the reputation get you in to many engagements that otherwise would be out of reach. Work at home, travel policies, diversity and corporate culture are all very good.

    Cons

    Layers of approvals and thin staffing make actual delivery a nightmare. Just because you can sell it, doesn't not mean you may actually close the deal. If you care and are aggressive, you will feel like you have weights on your ankles.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people. Cheaper outsiders with no industry or solution skills will not improve sales.

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