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"As it is such a large company, you really must manage your own career."

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Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Big network of New hires, get to move around to different projects, teleworking, and lots of resources and free education opportunities.

Cons

Consulting for the government, working at a computer for 9 hours a day, and being at the client site.

Advice to Management

IBM's upper management doesn't exactly care for people who have been with IBM for less than 3 years.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Secure job with descent pay but unsatisfying."

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    Current Employee - CBD Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - CBD Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very secure, not bad pay, lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic - a lot of leadership and acknowledgement is based on just playing the game right and all about knowing who to talk to.


  2. "great vision, marketing but ... infrastructure needs work."

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Branford, CT
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Branford, CT
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel and diverse teams. Good benefits, pay.

    Cons

    Lotus Notes is mandatory; a very hard pill to swallow if you're expert MS Outlook user.
    Buggy online-infrastructure and internal cluster resources kill creative flow and productivity.
    401k company match is done at the end of year.

    Advice to Management

    1) Make Lotus Notes better than MS Outlook or get rid of it. 2) Measure/publish up-time of online infrastructure systems, focus optimization efforts on what is weakest. 3) Create a single interface to find and reserve cluster resources (make it as easy or easier than Amazon EC2 or get rid of it). 4) return to the monthly 401k match

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