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"Sr. IT PM"

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Current Contractor - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
Current Contractor - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

very good work ethic, very flexible hours, great exposure to multiple levels of industries

Cons

cyclical layoffs, en of fiscal contractor furloughs

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Actively trying to outsource all engineering talent overseas"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are really nice and the people who do work locally are all very bright and dedicated.

    Cons

    I worked for a company that was acquired by IBM. While IBM has a lot of talented people working for it, it quickly became apparent that as a highly paid engineer at IBM you are considered a liability. We were actively interviewing engineers in India and Singapore to replace us and we told to expect yearly layoffs. They delivered on that promise. To say the mood was sour is an understatement. The worst part is the quality of our products suffered greatly and eventually there will be no one in the U.S. who actually knows how the software works.

    Advice to Management

    Actually try and appreciate talent in the U.S. and don't see outsourcing as a panacea that solves all of their problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is on a disturbing path. Offshoring most US jobs then using landed India resources to fill what little remains."

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements while they last.
    Potential to be great.

    Cons

    Trend is to value internal cost over client service.
    Married to Offshoring.
    Questionable legality of replacing US workers with landed India workers (roll-off project then layoff company).
    Top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Pay much better attention to the word of those in the trenches. Right now, executives thru DPEs are hammering square pegs into round holes with regard to offshoring, then running away when it comes time to deliver to clients.

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