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"Amazing company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

IBM has excellent processes, solid management and excellent work-life balance for employees. IBM has good focus on employees development and offers great training opportunities for employees, if they choose to take them up. As always, career development is up to you, so more work you put in, better results you will get at IBM.

Cons

Processes can mean slower response time sometimes, especially working across international boundaries. It's hard to avoid this for a large corporation, especially since each geography has its own operating company (due to legal and regulatory requirements).

Advice to Management

Keep the focus as you have on profit growth - continue to acquire high-margin / high- potential start-ups and IBM will continue to dominate the marketplace.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Service Delivery Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great way to learn how to manage in a huge company

    Cons

    Shedding US employees. Internal paperwork more important than the client.

    Advice to Management

    come down and walk in our shoes on the process that they think is important.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Absence of face to face meetings impede business effectiveness and demoralize employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many different types of jobs to choose from giving chance to explore opportunities all within the same company

    Cons

    Employees receive no relocation when move from one job to another within company, there is no such thing as a travel budget, and virtual management impedes development of relationships to get things done. IBM management has no sense of the employee other than their deliverables. Many of programs and benefits within IBM are never used because managers have little "sense" or view of employee (which can only be gotten face to face) beyond narrow sliver of work they happen to be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Meet face to face with any potential employee, even when hired from within. Budget for two face to face meetings per year for all teams working together. Budget for two face to face meetings per year between manager and employee. Respect employees with the decency and grace they are due by never firing by phone or email. Aforementioned budgets should be sacrosanct.


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