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"Great opportunity to learn and grow professionally"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent training - Lousy management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Generally Smart People - good IBM value training that would be better if management also honored it.

    Cons

    Restructured 4 months after I started and cut pay by 20%. No formal notice from HR about the change - just the manager saying you are getting a "haircut". Management Bites - no humanity - just pushing spreadsheets. AVOID the HR Open Door "challenge" Program - it is used just to validate and protect the company - all is used against you. They sell you the benefits of it only. Products are mostly unfinished and turn into a "project" to get running at client sites.

    Advice to Management

    People are not robots. Low level management has no clue about various industries they sell into... total joke.


  2. "Management Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM does everything for everyone.. broad range of customers and experiences available. People outside IBM take note that you are an IBMer.

    Cons

    IBM's greatest asset of its size is also its biggest downfall.. very hard to get something done quickly. There is also an overall trend to squeeze the middle layer of the company, lower end work is done offshore..

    Advice to Management

    Slow the pace of upper management headcount growth

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