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"Be Bold or Be Lost"

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Current Employee - Management in Littleton, MA
Current Employee - Management in Littleton, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing people and learning opportunities. It is like running one's own business with back office support.

Cons

Hard to feel a sense over overall contribution and success. Not enough mentors to support the growing demand. Management styles can stifle creativity and foster fear. Year end performance review process can have negative impact.

Advice to Management

Foster and develop vs tear down. Move people along in their careers to develop - be honest and constructive vs critical

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Happy to leave!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary (don't expect much if any increases once you start)
    Good opportunity to grow skills
    People are friendly and great to work with but are depressed and want to leave

    Cons

    Many of us joke that working for IBM in the US is like living in a third world country. No free water, coffee, not even utensils! We have to buy our own whiteboard markers and batteries due to the extreme penny pinching. The long hour demands are insane, deadlines are unrealistic, morale is terrible and it just keeps getting worse and worse. They even took away work from home flexibility. Average breakroom conversation is wanting to leave IBM and how run down and crappy it is. I started as a new college grad not that long ago and the whole group that started as new grads is already gone.

    Advice to Management

    It is very clear to us that you are trying to slowly eliminate your US presence.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "average"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good place to avoid resession

    Cons

    - First line managers job is the hardest

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