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"IBM is an incredible place to work with unique global collaboration."

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Former Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There are many reasons to work at IBM. Here are but a few: the opportunities for advancement, global collaboration, and fast-paced business environment. The people are fantastic - intelligent, committed, and innovative. The compensation and benefits are unparalleled, and IBM is a great place for women to work. There is alot of work-life balance which is invaluable to working parents. Although many people don't realize it, IBM offers employment opportunities for employees with a wide range of educational backgrounds besides technical... such as medical, scientific, quantitative, legal, financial, and communications.

Cons

So much work is being moved out of the United States, so there is alot of pressure on U.S. managers and employees. There is constant reorganization, so your job is routinely changed and work consolidated to the near breaking point.

Advice to Management

Take a more truly global look at your workforce. Understand the value, commitment and dedication U.S. workers bring to the table, and hire within the U.S. again. I think it is extremely short-sighted to move so many aspects of the business to much less politically and economically stable world regions. Also, provide equal pay to men and women with the same jobs!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Finding the right niche is everything!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many Great people and pockets of really cool stuff being done.

    Cons

    Tough to navigate this company from a cereer perspective. Little to no guidance from middle mgmt. First and second level mgmt is often not well suited for their jobs; they add very little value and are often forced by upper mgmt to measure obscure metrics. They tend to be IBM lifers w/ 20-25+ yr careers at IBM. Resulting in very little to no experience outside of IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that middle mgmt is highly skilled in the areas they manage. They should have a demonstrated track record of success, in the Industry & IBM and able to add value to their teams.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair balance between employee and company orientation

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to make decisions

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