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"Plenty of all types of opportunities to explore."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Doesn't matter how frequently your interests keep changing, you will always find something interesting to do within IBM - consulting, software, hardware, sales, marketing, et al.
- Allows working remotely. Amazing work-life balance.
- Easy to move between geographies(domestically and internationally)

Cons

- As with any big company, the amount of bureaucracy tends to be a lot more.
- Compensation good, but, within consulting, not as good as some of its competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Accounting company that happens to sell technology."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Generally good management
    Ethical and fair
    Good technology

    Cons

    As an accounting company, expenses are managed maniacally
    Being so big, things move and change very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring new folks to add more agility to the organization. Don't obsess over expenses (including comp plans) which degrade morale.


  2. "Rocky road ahead?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still relatively secure place to work with lots of opportunities especially if you want to live in a growth country. Opportunity to work with some of the industries brightest people and some leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Continued downsizing of North American workforce. Constant threat of layoffs. Unfair treatment of older employees. Benefits eroding. Corporate strategy forcing huge changes inside the company in order to stay competitive. Remote workforce... hardly anyone works face to face anymore. Doesn't feel like a company that values the people who are doing most of the work but continues to reward and promote executives across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what made IBM a great company to begin with... innovative company with great products where workers were valued assets.... and don't forget about your customers, they are not happy with you much anymore.


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