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"Great company if you don't care about raises or advancement"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Boston, MA
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Ideology on working from home, immediate & extended team has great culture, flexibility of hours based on client need, health care 100% paid for employees, training programs are mandatory and frequent comparatively. If you have the drive to learn on your own, IBM offers plenty of opportunity to learn from some of the best in their fields of expertise

Cons

Getting a raise takes an Act of Congress, they will cap your income even if you exceed expectations, sending feedback to management is like talking to a post, much more internal paperwork/processes than I'd ever experienced at 4 other firms (3 large 1 small), too much middle management

Advice to Management

Take care of your all-stars or they go play elsewhere. If a job offer to someone with a number that they will be paid if they meet/exceed expectations, don't short-change them when they hold up their end of the bargain. Try not to impose internal processes for the sake of filling out paperwork and bean-counting...if the #s are coming in as expected or higher, leave your worker bees alone.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Smart folks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    worked on some great projects

    Cons

    Travel was a killed 4 to 5 days a week


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work, good work life balance, great colleagues. Lot of resources available for career development. Options to move to different divisions. A place for long term employment.

    Cons

    You are a small part of a big company, so ability to impact is very limited

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great.

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