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"A great company that has gone bad...."

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Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Coppell, TX
Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Coppell, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good name recognition
Good benefits and learning opportunities
Great people to work with

Cons

They are laying off people to help their stock price. I heard employee count will go from 100,000 to 30,000 over the next two years. Customers suffer because of lack of employee resources and services on their contract is bad.
I got laid off by a manager. That manager was incompetent and laid off employees to cover that manager's weakness. That manager is still there. Managers can have affairs with their employees. It will be known by upper management, and those managers still work there. That is unexcusable. It seems if you are a manager, you are untouchable.
I still have a lot of friends who work there and don't like it. They feel that they will enventually be laid off.

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to review how competent their managers are. By laying off more and more employees, the stock price will probably go up but customer service will suffer.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big brand name, from its long histories and the ThinkPad that it made in the past. A large research presence.

    Cons

    Very poor management style, driven completely by sales. Sales are not professional, and the atmosphere is highly toxic and political, and the team is frustrated at what the leaders are doing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pockets of great people, stifled by a cost-cutting culture that strives for mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good mentoring options for most junior employees
    - World travel

    Cons

    - Bulk of employees have a 'cog in the wheel' / 'not my problem' attitude
    - Endless hours wasted in meetings -- including early and late
    - Senior management only cares about cutting costs every quarter, no focus on innovation or 'playing to win'

    Advice to Management

    If you don't start to focus on investing in areas that can produce great, marketing leading products you will continue to lose your good people and your great clients.

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