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"Stodgy, bureaucratic, and full of infighting"

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Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They're not going to go out of business any time soon. There are some very very smart people there, and they might talk to you once in a while. They have nice buildings, but you won't get to work in one.

Cons

They are frickketty *HUGE*. Your project will get lost in the shuffle. The divisions of the company are perpetually in conflict. Your project will get cancelled when executives change, which happens every year or so. They have more bureaucracy and internal processes than the federal government. IBMers often spend years in miserable corners of the company. Pretty much *everyone* there is miserable much of the time though.

Advice to Management

Most of you (management) should cease to be management.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Learned a lot. Wish they had paid more."

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer
    Former Employee - Test Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    lots of mentor relationships
    work from home ability

    Cons

    below industry pay
    lots of dinosaurs still roaming the hallways

    Advice to Management

    allow wider use of iOS devices for email, meetings
    offer more employee perks
    offer more oppty for advancement


  2. "It is up to you"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is big.
    There are many different opportunities.
    If you are aggressive, you can shine.
    If you want to relax, there are such positions for you.

    Cons

    The company is big.
    There are many process that you may not like.
    There are all different kinds of managers.
    If you are lucky to work for one you like, it is good. But there are many that may disappoint you.
    However, the company is big, so you can move around easily.

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