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"There's always a fear you will be in the next set of layoffs."

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

Cons

Some groups are protective of sharing information within their team in order to help secure their jobs. There is much overhead when it comes to being 'IBM compliant' as an employee. Don't expect to get even the simplest things done quickly. Also hard to find good managers that back up and advance their people.

Advice to Management

Not enough contact with lower management to identify the impacts that certain decisions have on the business and their people. Too much is done from the '30,000 foot' level.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to high level systems for training. Good co-workers to deal with.

    Cons

    Unstable position because of constant threat of reductions or job outsourcing. Resource actions (lay-offs) not handled properly.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on customer satisfaction not 5 year EPS goal to make company successful long term.


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    "Investor Friendly Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the teams work on cutting edge software technology and work could be very interesting.

    Cons

    Beware of working on legacy teams. They can cut the projects based on projected revenue and would end up searching for new teams.

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