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"IBM, an excellent company"

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Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great opportunity to learn and grow.

Cons

Not encouraged to change roles.

Advice to Management

Think longer term employee career path opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "IBM is not the employer it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I/T Specialist, Architect, Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - I/T Specialist, Architect, Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ten years ago, I could have stated some; however, times have changed.

    Cons

    Work life balance has become work life integration.
    Training is non-existent
    Offshoring is rampant
    Benefits are cut year after year
    Raises and bonuses, if given at all, are insulting. Top rated individuals have gotten 1%-2% in the past few years, despite record profits
    Company has become an SAP shop

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and budget it yearly. Employees cannot be expected to have 100%+ utilization and train on their "off" hours.

    If Monday is a holiday, don't demand employees work the following Saturday. You should be able to forecast better than that.

    Utilization should be calculated after vacation, holidays, and training. Employees should not be penalized for time off.

    The offshore model has failed. On site resources can do the job better and faster.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the worst companies I have ever worked for (VERY disappointing)"

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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

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very disappointing experience, poor management

    Cons

    Very poor management, favoritism within the creative services dept and how work is assigned to the contractors, contractors are expected to come in without having a charge code to charge time to, very unstable, unpleasant work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Set "clear" expectations, provide regular feedback for development and make sure your department has the tools and support to do the work assigned. Ask your staff what they need to be successful, have a better approach to change management and learn how to make better profitable strategic choices. Get your software upgraded...it's 2013 and you're still using Microsoft 2003 and get rid of that slow, antiquated Lotus Notes.


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