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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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    "Not your father's company any more"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can move cross-functionally and cross business unit easily.

    Cons

    No longer focused on the employee as the primary asset -- only the market. Offshoring is key.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing left is to be a good manager, take the time to speak candidly with your staff and help them to exit gracefully.


  2. "Big Blue has something for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, excellent people, flex work schedule, visionary top leadership

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, ineffective middle management, slow-to-change

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people!

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