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"It's a job"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent bennies at ok salary for regular employees (for others, it's a completely different story). Flexibility of working from home was good. Some of the technologies being used are up-to-date; others are clearly legacy.

Cons

The hardware market is shrinking for a company like IBM, and also the company is moving technical work offshore as quickly as possible. Don't get trapped in a dead end position, or think that this place will offer a career.

Advice to Management

The employees have a tremendous amout of cynicism about management, and are tired of being whipped, exploited and lied to. Productivity falls significantly when using global teams. But nobody thinks you care.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Disaster Recovery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. Be on the forefront of new, leading edge technologies
    2. Ability to travel to client sites
    3. Flexibility
    4. Good work life balance
    5. Interesting projects
    6. Ability to grow/learn

    Cons

    Salary adjustment - moving from state to state, they would not increase according to cost of living because I initiated the move.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing to mentor and bring new leaders (from within the organization), giving those deserving a chance to succeed.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Brainy and resilient techies, weak middle management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to start your professional carrier.
    Great opportunities in advancing your management carrier if you’re a female or a minority.
    Worthwhile grand vision by CEO and his office.

    Cons

    Zero accountability: if a manager or lead professional fails, s/he gets promoted.
    Weak middle-level leaders multiplie and accumulate; often special, useless positions are created to accommodate them.
    CEO grand vision has difficulty finding real leaders (managers and professionals alike) who are able and empowered in advancing it to reality.

    Advice to Management

    Stop appointing failed or inexperienced professionals into leadership positions because they begged for it for several years.
    Provide clear level of accountability, especially, for middle-level leadership positions.

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