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"Overall a very good company to be with"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Product Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

IBM offered excellent benefits compared to others in the industry, they also do well at providing more than adequate training

Cons

Management seems to be blind that you can't continue on an exponential reduction of resources and believe that you can continue to do the same or better with less resources

Advice to Management

stop cutting muscle and build back strength to the company

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Trending Downward - Avoid"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Let me first say I have worked for IBM Global Business Services for a relatively long time (8 years). Pros include a fairly good benefits package and decent salary. IBM brand recognition also helps your resume a little, but the brand recognition is for software and servers, not consulting. There is a decent number of fairly intelligent peers you work, although the numbers are declining. It's a good place to go for a year or so to gain technical skills then leave.

    Cons

    IBM GBS has morphed into one of the poorest run entities in business. Communication is silent within the organization. This is because there is nothing but bad news for employees. Revenue and earnings are growing astronomically while employee raises and bonuses have been trending the opposite direction just as fast. This same pattern has gone on since 2002. This year IBM has decided to skip promotions to save money yet raise what is known as the skill level for promotion qualified employees so they can bill them for more. IBM and its senior management are extremely money hungry and employees are treated like chumps (and you are a chump if you continue to work for such a firm). Its very sad, but you're not a consultant just a person you provides IBM with a source of income. Expect nothing in return. In fact, top rated employees with the highest evaluation rating were recently laid off after being "on the bench" for two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    You had to have made enough money by now. Did you learn anything in business school?..or did you even go?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you love your work and don't mind putting in very long hours."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company with immeasurable opportunities for personal growth. Great minds. Resources galore.

    Cons

    Lots of in-fighting between the various lines of business.. Too much travel.

    Advice to Management

    Test for burnout. Cycle folks that travel more than 50% off to low-travel positions on a regular basis.


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