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"Top-heavy bureaucracy, often highly frustrating"

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant
Current Employee - Managing Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Great work/life balance
Pretty much allowed to be yourself - good autonomy
Reasonably varied work (sometimes)
Can be interesting if all your ducks fall into line and you have a good team working on a good project

Cons

Huge administrative overhead
Lots of incompetent people
Perverse incentives created by poorly thought out performance metrics
Feel like an employee ID number, not like a person
Too much bidding for work that we want to win, not that we can do

Advice to Management

Looking up there is little to inspire me

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "A good company with good flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory I/T Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisory I/T Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good internal policies, brand recognition, reasonable pension, okay salary, medium benefits

    Cons

    Company is changing and it's loosing many reward programs and recognition is drastically decreasing at a policy level.
    Too much depends on if your manager likes you... not about what you do and what you bring to the game.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your employees regularly. Encourage them with words since there is no more bonuses and extras. If IBM doesn't make people start feeling good about working there again they will see people leave. There is more to a company than how much it pays and it's flexibility. Happy employees stay.


  2. "Its a good place to learn more"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor

    Pros

    Its a good place to learn more

    Cons

    Progress is slow in terms of position

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