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"Love my job, wish I had more stability"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Boulder, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work at home, flexible schedule

Cons

Offshoring jobs makes me very uneasy

Advice to Management

Keep jobs in US!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "IBM is great if you are a shareholder but not so great if you're an employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Access to extremely smart industry leaders within the company, good focus on customer satisfaction and creating solid products and services. Reasonable nenefits.

    Cons

    I was with the company for 10 years and saw the culture erode signficantly from high employee morale to low. The job I took after leaving IBM was a 50% improvement in compensation and this isn't uncommon. The issue is that they've cut so much cost out of the business trying to march to their Earnings per Share roadmap that it has had a far reaching effect on the allowable operating expenditure of the various business units. This translates into promotions being few and far between, measly compensation and raises and extenuating circumstances required to attend education or conferences that involve travel. The culture is also quite hierarchical vs. collegial and egalitarian.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself, why would smart people want to work at IBM? Factor in compensation, benefits and how exciting the work is. Then factor in that good engineers and product managers are in worldwide demand. I mean it, we can literally go anywhere. Then ask yourself whether you're keeping the good engineers or just the ones that don't have the sense to leave.


  2. "Time to move on...management got to greedy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers customers global friends international

    Cons

    Management
    Long hours
    No recognition
    No freedom to speak the truth

    Advice to Management

    You lost touch with the individual contributor.

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