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"Working at Big Blue"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Non-challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "IBM was a great opportunity, and they always have a job available, but they refuse to hire anyone and prefer contractors"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Excellent colleagues
    Relaxed environment
    Nice IBM managers
    Plenty of free time, on the job
    Extra days off

    Cons

    No chance at direct hire
    Long work hours
    No advancement opportunities
    Little chance to speak with contract managers
    Long drive to North Boulder

    Advice to Management

    Give some incentive to good employees

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