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"An incredible company to get a wide perspective on the business world"

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Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Great clients, great brand and deep resources

Cons

Large and difficult to navigate at times

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great coworkers and a commitment to education"

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    Former Intern - Finance Pre-Professional in Somers, NY
    Former Intern - Finance Pre-Professional in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. All were very nice and pleasant, especially managers, who are also very understanding. I had my 21st birthday while I was working there and my manager said he'd be angry if I came into work the day after and that I should go out and enjoy myself. Highly recommend interning at IBM. It seemed that every single employee that I worked with had been there since the start of their careers and would never leave.

    Cons

    Very boring routine, day in and day out. However, it helped me discover that accounting is not my thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep educating and promoting from within!


  2. "Dead-end job"

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    Current Employee - Product Architect in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home options.
    Good vacation and sick time policies.
    Good medical for single employees.
    Coworkers are very capable and willing to help.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity.
    Inadequate product funding.
    Dwindling local workforce..
    Lack of innovation opportunity.
    Products are in continuing maintenance mode.
    IBM prefers to buy companies with new technology rather develop it themselves.
    Heavy on process rather than innovation and improvement.
    Large families can pay more than $13,000 in premiums for health insurance.
    Constant reduction in employee benefits.
    Constant downsizing.
    Responsibilities pile up due to attrition with no backfill.
    Employees are inefficient due to their broad scope of responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Show the same passion in your products as your developers do.
    Invest in the future of your products or make the hard decisions to discontinue them.
    Forcing products to limp along for years without any innovation creates a dead-end environment.
    Invest in the skill growth of your employees.
    Support meaningful adoption of new technologies into your product lines rather than doing the minimum effort.
    Have ownership and vision for the future of every product in the portfolio rather than putting it all on developers to create a bucket of ideas and then trimming until the result adds very little in customer value.
    Focus on long term strength rather than crippling product teams and demoralizing employees to artificially bolster today's stock price.

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