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"> 10 Years in Finance"

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

IBM is a good place to get your career started.
Given the breadth of IBMs business, you can get broad experience in technology if you move through software, hardware, and/or services. However, it will take several years to get valuable experience in more than one of those groups.
Compared to other tech firms, if you are a good performer, employment is stable in tough economic times. They do lay-off, but tend to do a small number of pruning, vs. large reactionary layoffs.

Cons

It is bureaucratic.
Lots of room to grow for early professionals, but almost none for mid-carer and up.
Requires unhealthy dedication to get to upper employee bands or executive appointment. . . and as life goes, this coincides generally when people have small kids. So you choice is be a rockstar IBM employee, or have a family life whose main theme is your not around and your career is the central family priority.
Raises have never been good, but lately the average percentage for the finance organization is 1%. So while they have a theory of meritocracy, if you only have 1% to divide up, it is hard to reward anyone.
The bonus program is billed as up to 12% annually, but practically speaking, it is in the 3-5%. 5% being a very good year.

Advice to Management

Employee moral is low, you cannot grow the business with people that feel undervalued. For the average employee, there is no incentive system.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Love working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IBM CbD Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IBM CbD Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - A lot of travel

    Cons

    - Not much really. I haven't been here long to say any

    Advice to Management

    - Better exposure to different sectors


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Who is posting the positive reviews? HR?"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting work when it's not yanked from you and sent overseas

    Cons

    Company has sunk to the lowest of lows. Employee benefits keep getting chopped. Good people are 'managed out' of the business with trumped up reviews. Blatant age discrimination . Anyone cover fifty walking around with a target on their back. Soaring profits are pocketed by execs, doesn't trickle down to employees, instead they get chopped
    Can't get decent equipment to do your job. Customers are getting a lot of smoke and mirrors. would give the rating 0 star if possible. Wanna know what's going on internally look at the comments section on allianceibm.org.

    Advice to Management

    stand up to the execs


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