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"The experience was a good one. I enjoyed working at the company"

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Former Employee - IT Specialist in Denver, CO
Former Employee - IT Specialist in Denver, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The flexiblity of working from home was invaluable

Cons

Work never ended. You are always on.

Advice to Management

Work life balance

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a special company. Now it is sadly just another place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of technologies and career path within a company. Still has a bit of prestige left.

    Cons

    Declining morale, due to continuing and excessive offshoring. Low pay relative to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has many skillful bureaucrats and tacticians, but lacks bold vision or courage. Too many "managers" and not enough "leaders." Still has very strong core technologies and great engineers, but whopping 10 layers of management is suffocating any creativity, and promotes too much cover-your-behind-first culture. Some recent business and HR decisions have been contradictory head-scratches. It is really sad to see a once special company become another run-of-the-mill place to work. It's still a decent place to work, but no longer an inspiring and exciting company.


  2. "Total disdain for its employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It may look good in your resume.

    Cons

    Total disregard for quality. Exclusive focus on reducing costs. Proposals to clients get rejected because they don't include enough people from India. Possibilities for career advancement are few as IBM is focused on reducing costs by shipping jobs abroad. The only thing IBM has increased in the US are levels of management.

    Advice to Management

    Frankly, I don't think management cares about their employees opinion. They are only interested in making a quick buck, with total disregard to core values (i.e. quality, innovation, product development, etc.). They do this at the expense of long term goals, future viability in a competitive industry and the company's good name. Unless a luminary CEO is hired and big changes are implemented, it would not surprise me if IBM went the way of Kodak. But by that time, the people who are presently raping this company will have all received their bonuses and will be long gone.


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