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"Not a bad place to start"

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

I worked at IBM full-time

Pros

Opportunity to work on several projects with a diverse group of people

Cons

Company is big and impersonal. It's easy to get lost

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great Experience in Sales for 15 years - Software/USA. Learned so much about selling solutions to customers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profitable company
    Sets long term strategy that delivers profitable value
    Strategy is usually dead on, very few mis-steps from business execution
    Shedding low-value, low margin businesses, investing in high value, high profit segments

    Cons

    Big company - sometimes difficult to work thru various layers of mgmt. (But if you have the right mentor, an IBM'r can help you figure out the best path)
    If you don't stay close to the customer's viewpoint, can become part of the bottleneck problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job on strategy and direction, so IBM'rs can go execute and deliver results for our customers and shareholders.


  2. "Not your grandfather's IBM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, but raises limited to top performers.

    Cons

    Increased only given to top contributors.
    PBC (appraisal) system is flawed and is based on a skew to meet IBM's financial objectives rather than employee's contribution.

    Advice to Management

    Develop new appraisal system which is based solely on employee's contribution. Remove the tie to financials. Most employees would rather get a fair appraisal and no money that a bad appraisal to justify no money.

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