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"2-cents on IBM"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Diverse and world-wide services and technology set that is unmatched by competition.

Cons

Overly driven by the bottom line at the expense of the real business purpose and promise of technology.

Advice to Management

Prioritize client satisfaction over stock price. One feeds the other, not vice-versa.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Work-life integration challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company strategy and a real chance to succeed in the market. Lots of tools and IP available. Flexible benefits. Good company culture. Global reach.

    Cons

    Complex processes. Company is very good in squeezing the most out of its employees making work-life integration (I guess they gave up on the term "balance") a challenge. You need a strong sponsor to move up as the complex matrix structure provides potentially too many stakeholders to roles. Negotiate for the highest salary possible when you come in as good incremental increases and promotions will be difficult to come by. Many jobs being shipped overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Need more parity between outside hires who get the incumbent employees. Better career development and compensation needed.


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    "Worst years of my career"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    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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