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"Good experience"

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Former Contractor - Web Developer in East Lansing, MI
Former Contractor - Web Developer in East Lansing, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

They have nice friendly people' and you get the chance to work with a vast array of technologies. Also, they trust you to make the right decisions with projects.

Cons

I was full time supplemental, which is a fixed contact for 3 years. It doesn't have much for career advancement potential. Great for just out of college people, but mid to senior people will find it very hard to be hired in as regular IBM.

Advice to Management

Establish a better career path for senior level developers.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is the traditional big company, but it embraces new ideas. IBM does so much that you can work on almost anything and still work at IBM. There are also external perks like discounts for rental cars, celular phone plans, and broadband internet.

    Cons

    The focus is big metrics as opposed to overall holistic information quality. This could result in lots of data rather than information. Just search for a product on the IBM web site.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on technical expertise rather than some of the exposure politics for technical band 9 types.


  2. "Non-challenging"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck; low market. Too much emphasis on process and not enough on production

    Cons

    Borg. Process, process, process without any feedback to results

    Advice to Management

    Stop following trends

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