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"With all of the resources and mindshare you would think they would be at the top of the heap..."

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Rich history, innovative research and development
- Lots of support to retain and attract new business if you know where to find it

Cons

- Highly matrixed organization - Difficult to navigate
- You would think IBM would be 10 steps ahead of competition but often they lag behind

Advice to Management

- IBM values are not consistently represented across the management team

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, great people at IBM
    They treat their interns very nicely and are very approachable and relational

    Cons

    Culture could be a little more exciting, not too many young people working at IBM
    Projects were not too exciting, but you must realize the scope of the work that they do


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

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