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"It is up to you"

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Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The company is big.
There are many different opportunities.
If you are aggressive, you can shine.
If you want to relax, there are such positions for you.

Cons

The company is big.
There are many process that you may not like.
There are all different kinds of managers.
If you are lucky to work for one you like, it is good. But there are many that may disappoint you.
However, the company is big, so you can move around easily.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Former Client Exe..glad I left...enjoyed and leveraging the experience gained!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, breadth of opportunity to develop your skills and build a resume
    Decent benefits
    Wonderful 401k match

    Cons

    Too many managers not really selling but reporting-up
    Pay compared to competition is really low for enterprise sales
    Lack of focus on client success
    Comp plans don't really align well with what you do

    Advice to Management

    "Road-kill 2015" is not about the client or the employee - too bad. ELAs are purely financial transactions and a book keeping shell game...make them about driving business and IT value for customers. Better develop a true SaaS strategy and solutions as you guys are going to lose enterprise business customers fast!


  2. "A large corporation has its ups and downs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great framework for those starting their career off. You will receive a lot of training, and the company is very structured and organized.

    Cons

    Company is very bottom line and this affects raises, promotions, and layoffs. Sometimes things can take a really long time because there is too much process and bureaucracy. It is really hard to get a good promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too process focuses. Sometimes things just have to get done.

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