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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.

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  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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Low morale everywhere, but interesting areas of technology"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong focus on patents (con??)
    Small areas of interesting technologies
    Freedom to innovate
    Compensation

    Cons

    Very low quality in software products, the senior people who could help train/mentor other sites around the world are leaving to greener pastures
    Low Morale, have not met one person who seemed happy to work there
    Big push to off/rightshore
    Making more money feels like a target is painted on your back

    Advice to Management

    You can have quality without sacrificing quarterly numbers, retain key people to drive quality back into organizations. Organic growth of talent only works if there's no competition, amazon, google, netflix and others are fighting to steal talented people away.


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