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"Good place to work, but not quick enough for ambitious professionals."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Job security and stability.
- Education opportunities for employees is great.
- Incredible network of professionals. The people in this company are top notch.
- Wide range of job opportunities if you are looking to change career paths.

Cons

- The size of company limits advancement opportunities, especially as you move up the ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for the IBM brand has benefits. Excellent benefits, but pay can vary greatly depending on how high value your work is. Services is more low value, margins are low and so are pay scales. That said, there are also some computing areas that are high paying and high value, if you are lucky enough to have earned those skills.

    Cons

    IBM is an ocean to work in. There is move to relocate work towards global delivery centers and tier 3 cities and away from the work from home model to reduce costs. This means layoffs for those high paying jobs unless you are willing to relocate to these centers. If you are a rock star and perform high value technical work or client facing work that involves intimate knowledge of client domain there is a good chance you will not get RA-ed.


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    "Worst years of my career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting is available, its a paycheck

    Cons

    -Employee morale is very low
    -Very small raises, none in recent years
    -No training whatsoever
    -Threat of layoffs, almost all jobs in my division have been offshored
    -Constant changes in policy to cut every last penny. Im sure soon we will have to buy our own laptops.
    -Everyone has a "Not my problem" attitude, very adversarial environment
    -Too much red tape and endless unnecessary conference calls
    -Review process is completely broken and ratings are usually based on whether or not you are in your managers inner circle
    -Top performers are either leaving or giving up and just collecting a paycheck waiting to be laid off.
    -Gloomy depressing atmosphere.
    -Finally, you will never get even a hint that anything you do is appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    No need, they could care less

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