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"Long exhausting hours"

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Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY
Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You don't need much experience. Lack of certifications in any product /technology was never an issue. Great company for recent grads with no experience.

Cons

Certain IBM positions entail working long exhausting hours. Very little training if any. In my opinion, after the company requested and received US bailout money, the number of US positions that were lost to India increased.

Advice to Management

Some managers are great, some are not. My advice to Mgt is to learn from the managers that command respect. Poor Managers find it hard to be loyal to US Support, but those are the people you manage and should care about. Emerging markets should be secondary.

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  1. "Only stay 5-7 years there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of people with 25+ years of experience who are a great resource to tap into

    Cons

    The raises are so slow (even as a top performer) that after 5 - 7 years, you're doing triple the work you were hired to do at the same time, new hires have caught up and surpassed your salary.... On a "good" year, a promotion is a 5% raise!!!!

    Advice to Management

    By giving your top performers 1-2% raises and bonuses, you're not giving them incentive to work hard and as the job market improves, you'll lose that top talent


  2. "Good first job out of school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment, reputation of company, a focus on team work rather than cut throat consulting culture

    Cons

    Unless working at headquarters, in consulting role if you are billable, you could work for 20+ years and never get noticed or have many opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Happy with new CEO choice

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