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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "System Management Integration Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Systems Management Integration Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Management Integration Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a lot of employees that are loyal and have stayed with the company a long time. They offer very good benefits and are a long standing company. They are very professional and require high performance and professionalism.

    Cons

    IBM has yearly layoffs and the bonus structure and pay is very low compared to other technology companies. Opportunity for advancements are rare and the company does not have a hire within mentality. Much of the work is outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are key to your success.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start your career or enjoy nepotism"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Good resources and knowledge available if you are willing to search
    -Management doesn't know what you do for a living, leaving you alone half of the time
    -Process centric, can help you in your next job

    Cons

    -People don't care about you as a colleague and a profession, or anything for that matter;
    -Managers usually are clueless, nowadays it is rare to find someone worth being called a 'manager', majority are just plain do-nothing, conf-calls-all-day-long types
    -Bureaucracy is king

    Advice to Management

    -Errrr start being managers, making decisions and adding some value, or helping those who do

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