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"No future for American employees / keep your CV up-to-date"

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Current Employee - Non-Direct in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Non-Direct in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent benefits, flexibility, still some good lower level managers

Cons

Absolutely no opportunities for US employees. Constant layoffs. Constant THREAT of layoffs. Bogus evaluation system to move US employees out of the business and not give raises or bonus. Forced evaluation skews that managers must adhere to or else.

Layoffs every year, sometimes twice a year. I've seen folks get laid off, but are extended to meet customer demand. Threat of no severance if employees don't comply.

 HR is totally useless. The employee services center is the go-to place for employees to get HR answers (except for Fidelity Services) The ESC center is of course off shored someplace and give out wrong answers and read from a script . HR Partners in the US are only for management team and to help make a case against employees.

GBS is body shop and once your skills aren't needed, you're out the door. Don't make your utilization target (through no fault of your own), you'll get a 3 performance rating. Get two of those and bye-bye.

Advice to Management

The senior executive team is decimating the U.S workforce. Executives bonus are calculated on profit. Employees on revenue. Executives have 'contracts' and a different retirement. It's a RARE executive that gets laid off. The lower band executives kowtow to the higher bands. The senior executives say Jump! and the lower bands say how high.

The senior execs are cleaning up like bandits. They won't change until this once great company is beaten into the ground. Read "I, Cringley" take on IBM

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome people, but US workforce is no longer valued"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay
    Incredibly dedicated and talented workforce

    Cons

    Constant layoffs in the US. Underhanded techniques to keep layoff numbers below what is required to be reported to the state in advance, in an attempt to avoid bad publicity.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a good look at who is actually doing the work. Many jobs have been outsourced to China, India, etc. but in most cases the new "resources" still require the assistance of more experienced employees in the US - even after long training periods.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My internship has provided opportunities to interact with management of one of America's largest organizations."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Coop in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Coop in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IBM has a spectacular team. Everyone you work with is incredible. The company has an incomparable track record of innovation. The work/life balance is better than I've ever seen elsewhere. A lot of work can be done remotely.

    Cons

    With remote working, many people do not come into the office. This means you don't get to experience the excitement of a busy office or the physical company of your colleagues. If you thrive off human interaction in the work environment this could be considered a con.

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