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"its been a blast"

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Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Princeton, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They have great opportunities in terms of career growth

Cons

Using lotus notes.
replication of a lot of work between divisions.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people. Poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a really flexible place to work. As long as you get your work done no one cares where you are. There are a lot of smart people around to learn from and if you can get on the right project you will learn all the latest cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Career development is an afterthought. Unless you are really motivated you will be doing the same type of job forever.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Slow moving, stuck in the past, and full of neverending processes"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home was allowed at any time, no questions asked. No hour tracking or anyone making sure I was meeting quotas as long as I was getting my work done.

    Cons

    The team moved slowly, and individually. There was no sense of teamwork or camaraderie, only individuals with tasks. This was exacerbated by the fact that upper management was forcing the departments into Agile, which led to employees used to doing waterfall to simply do waterfall with iterations. Agile was used entirely as an hour tracking tool for the bosses to send angry emails every day based on their pointless charts, which were based on numbers that everyone was making up.

    As a 20something, being the only one in a sea of long time employees with the next youngest employee being in their 30s is a bit of a shock. The fact that IBM only hires college hires or internal makes for the young ones to want to leave, and the internals to result in an echo chamber where no one advances the team. To have to use a version control system whose last major update was in 1995 is insane and will scare off any new talent to a more modern company (where modern in this case could be someone using CVS...).

    Advice to Management

    Start upgrading your processes for the modern world. You are competing with the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon in talent acquisition, which means your processes need to be competitive as well.

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