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"An okay place"

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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 10 years)

Pros

Lots of great products and a wide variety of positions. You have the opportunity to travel and even work in countries all around the world.

Cons

Company has changed a lot in 20 years. It used to be a great, fun place to work. Now, however, the entire company is run by accountants. Not nearly the creative freedom that use to be there. The Wild Duck is extinct.

Advice to Management

Trust the employees to do the right thing. Fire 80% of the accountants. Even the lawyers are better to work with than the accountants now.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I hope it gets better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally Good benefits. Coworkers are outstanding to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are consistently declining for the past 15 years. No real improvement in benefits for past 15 years except for soft benefits that add little value for the employee. Company has progressed from very caring company to an employee beat down environment. Respect for the individual has disappeared. Aggressive layoffs yearly, unannounced to the public dismissing older employees. Morale low.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to the way you are treating employees.


  2. "IBM career provided the opportunity to work with some of the most talented individuals in the world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Sales and Sales Management Roles
    Former Employee - Various Sales and Sales Management Roles
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Access to most talented resources (sales, technical, etc) in the world.
    -Integrity of employees paramount.
    -Opportunity to work on some of the most complex problems that clients were facing.

    Cons

    -Large, corporate culture sometimes prevented the front-line sales teams the ability to make the right decisions for their clients.
    -Became very process and metric driven towards the end of my career.
    -Have lost a great deal of intellectual capital over the years due to retirements, promotions out of business, individuals who started their own business.

    Advice to Management

    -Eliminate the metric-driven pipeline reviews and get back to face to face relationships with your clients.

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