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  1. "Keep Learning and Moving to Stay Employed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    So many opportunities for learning, and working with awesome people.

    Cons

    Continual threat of layoffs created a culture of demoralized employees.

    IBM2018-07-18
  1. ""It's not always about the money Spider-Man""

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Opportunity - So much opportunity to do more than just your job, passion projects, giveback to community, working with schools, internal groups, external groups. My development job at IBM is a very small amount of the work I do, I do more for IBM outside of my lab/office just in the external giveback and working with outside organizations and groups. -Work Life Balance - I think it's termed "integration" now, which...

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    Cons

    -Big-, IBM is B-I-G, so there's no list of steps for things like career progression, establishing internal support groups (like a gaming group for example), how to establish a community outreach event, etc. and that's mostly because no one defines what/how you do any of that, and really the way it's done is different for everyone so it's really up to you to figure out how to do all that. -Money - They pay well, is it...

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    Advice to Management

    It seems like there could be better engagement with employees to make them aware of the services/groups in IBM, some sites are much better equipped to do that, but smaller sites might need better tools or things to try to get people more engaged, the smaller sites feel much more "quiet" than the excitement of the larger sites SVL/Austin for example.

    IBM2019-06-17
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    "Experience Will Vary"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues, given the opportunity to approach projects as I best see fit

    Cons

    With consulting, your experience can vary wildly based on the project. Client engagements almost operate as min-companies. There were some pretty bad managers who got away with it simply because they kept winning contracts. As long as they kept money flowing IBM didn't really care what they did.

    IBM2019-06-13

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