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"It was fine"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The COE is a place where you can start your career, but it also is probably not the best place to make your career flourish.

Cons

There are very few chances for advancement within the COE, and most people who go to work at the COE are gone within 2 weeks.

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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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    "One of the worst jobs I've had"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

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