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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.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great opportunity to learn and grow professionally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Technical Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for 2 Years at IBM and was very satisfied with the work and the overall work culture. They give you good responsibility and make you learn new stuff as it comes along. Very demanding on deadlines but I guess thats common in every workplace.

    Cons

    micromanagement and they don't care about teams unity.They made more than 1 people as lead for same project that leads to confusion and demotivates the team.

    Advice to Management

    Dont micromanage, Have trust in your team. Don't appoint 2 captains to steer one ship


  2. "Middle managers need more oversight when dealing with employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, global company, good reputation, good place to start

    Cons

    Weak and inconsistent middle management; treat employees as fungible

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater oversight of middle management; walk the talk about employees importance to the company

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