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"Accounting company that happens to sell technology."

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Rocky road ahead?"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low Wages - Work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability in the job as the company is so huge

    Cons

    Salaries are below the average in the market and you will always be expected to accumulate more and more work

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and recognizing their efforts.

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