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  1. "Baton Rouge Leadership dont care about your career"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working remote is great especially working from home. Many of the co-workers are great and fun to be around. Many of them are really smart which begs the question why are they still in the CIC. If you need an opportunity to get in the IT segment (especially college grads) and do not care about your pay or career growth, this is the place.

    Cons

    The pay is low and worse arethe people who have been there 3 to 5 years (that are absolute work horses and valuable to the CIC) and have gotten minimum raises. You learn in less than a month that IBM Baton Rouge is not the place to stay more than a year. Everyone seems to be placed outside of their discipline meaning Java doing SAP, SAP doing Microsoft, Microsoft doing Java, etc. Projects come open and you're... placed where ever your are needed not where you want to be. My manager never once sat down with me and discuss his expectations or mines. There is no real strategy for growth and any learning or training you have to learn and study on your own. No live instructors or bootcamps to get certified in different areas. They will pay for the cert test but you have to prepare on you own via online even if that means buying your own books. All in all the worst experience ever working for corporate America. The CIC is ONLY concerned with numbers: hiring 800 people like they promise the city of Baton Rouge; utilization of their employees which means you are actively engage on a project, doesn't matter what it is and those that are working are claiming enough project hours to cover those who are on the bench/not on a project (yeah think about that one); and REVENUE for the CIC! That is all the leadership is concerned with, not your development , growth or pay.

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    Advice to Management

    Management do surveys all the time to get the pulse as they say, but I assume no one is ever honest cause they don't want to lose their job. With that said, management needs to find a way to pay people what they are worth and absolutely have to engage with their subordinates better. Actually talk to the employees with real concern and find out how you can help each other in the CIC instead of it being a one way... street.

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    IBM2019-03-02
  1. "Experience"

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    Former Intern - Technical Solutions Specialist 

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Great managers, great flexibility, plethora of opportunities to pursue many different fields

    Cons

    If you're not a self-starter or self-motivated to learn and pursue more projects, things may be a little slow for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

    IBM2019-09-18
  2. "Intern experience"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Working there is chill. Co workers are nice.

    Cons

    Too many old people. Not a lot of fun things to do after work.

    Advice to Management

    Better recruiting system.

    IBM2019-09-18

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