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"On-boarding"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

IBM paid for relocation with some specific requirements to be eligible for it. Paid for rental agency (Apartment/House purchase). On-boarding treatment is satisfactory if not the best.

Cons

As the company itself is huge, to learn and fit into its internal system could take months. More likely you will get assigned quite a heavy workload pretty soon before having enough time to learn things.

Advice to Management

More hours for orientation and an orientation specific to job responsibilities.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    "Growth is not in the US, so the US is not a great place to be in IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Bright people trying to do their best for their products, services and customers
    - Honest and hardworking employees
    - Some thoughts of the positive IBM heritage still there, even though that part of the company is long, long gone

    Cons

    - IBM is in a significant cost reduction mode, which makes being there very bad; in the US, the brand is being milked while the company hangs on to whatever customers it has and does anything and everything possible to cut costs - mgt decisions are based one one thing only, which is stock price / options - so ok place to invest, but not to be / work
    - Very difficult processes to get things done to serve / support customers
    - Products not competitive / high cost - work is increasingly delivered by subs, which means value add is smaller than ever - hard to win deals with high margin / overhead on a sub when you're competing against that same firm (or others) bidding
    - Difficult (as always) to integrate solutions across service lines, which is one of the only ways IBM is competitive
    - Seems that there are now more people not competent than competent, which makes it an uphill battle
    - No desire at all on mgt part to have satisfied customers - simply not important, so if it's important to you, that's a conflict
    - US morale, especially in sales, is terrible (also true in delivery) - many looking to leave; mgt under severe pressure every day, which drives low morale - not a single thought past the end of the current week / quarter, so directionality isn't there

    Advice to Management

    - None - go to eastern europe or AP if you want growth or a good experience with the IBM brand.


  2. "IBM Global Financing- Long term supplemental"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Armonk, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work home Friday
    Opportunity to work with employees worldwide
    Good for your resume

    Cons

    No salary raise for fixed term
    No formal training in place
    Lack of communication
    You'll have to work with ppl 60+ in age- they have been working for IBM for so long they have their own ways of doing it but do not know how to train new hires.
    Most employees work from home and the office is litterally empty. You have NOBODY to ask questions in person.

    Advice to Management

    Have proper training in place for new hires otherwise they will leave in a short period of time with frustration and feeling worthlessness.


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