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"Overall a very good company to be with"

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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

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

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    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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    "Not your fathers IBM."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IBM still has a pretty good name so it is not a bad place to work for initial IT experience. The benefits (Vacation, 401k, Health Care, etc) are still good but seem to get worse every year.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between at IBM even if you receive a satisfactory PBC rating. If you are lucky enough to get a raise it is only 2-3%. Very few people can make a career out of IBM now. I've seen many quality employees leave or be laid off to be replaced by lower paid employees with less experience.

    Advice to Management

    Be more straight forward with the employees. Management seems to keep secrets regarding organizational changes, etc. from employees until the last minute.

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