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"Very large corporate business style with some employee friendly benefits"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Flexible schedule depending on manager. Able to work from home sometimes.
-Large number of vacation days and holidays that are instantly available (Don't have to wait to accrue)
-Well developed business practices with regards to software development.

Cons

-Lots of legacy code.
-While the processes are good to prevent bad code, it sometimes means slow software development cycles.
-Many levels of management can stifle innovation.
-Small semi-annual layoffs

Advice to Management

Make the company more attractive and exciting to young smart engineers before all the older employees retire and take all their decades of knowledge with them.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Plenty of all types of opportunities to explore."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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