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"Not the same culture as silicon valley, but nice nonetheless"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Great work-life balance, flexibility, chance to work with very smart people. Allows creativity. People are generally very nice.

Cons

Salary/benefits not really competitive with Silicon Valley, and really not tied closely enough to performance. Still stuck in old habits, and hasn't really adapted to try to run with Silicon Valley. HR has too much power.

Advice to Management

Try to compete with Google for talent. Work harder to incent performance.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Fallen Giant, Hoping to Rise Again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, lots of chances for career advancement and changes. There are still pockets of sanity within the company and there are chances to build a career over time.

    Cons

    Too much middle management, management by accountant. The company has added a lot of bloat over the past few years. There is an entire class of manager that accomplishes little more than blocking people trying to do actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Shed two to three layers of middle management. All they do is pat each other on the back. They add nothing of value to the company.


  2. "Supply Chain Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, infrastructure, growth opportunities

    Cons

    No strong issues. I enjoyed my time there.


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