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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "too big to care"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resume builder
    Good Benefits
    Extremely flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Low Moral
    Minimal raises/promotions if any
    Poor training

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees and motivate them with positive reinforcement


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