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"Huge company with some exceptional people, but gets in it's own way. Poor people management excellent financial mgt."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Deep pockets and technology to properly fund and support interesting projects, great wealth of talented people to draw from, many whom go on to start other companies. Good social and technical interaction between employees all over the world = excellent teaming. Acquisitions have been very well chosen.

Cons

Inconsistent management, too much politics and no long term measurement of management decisions. Acquisitions not well integrated quickly enough, focus on process may unnecessarily scare away good talent - since most of it is trivial.

Advice to Management

Trust your technical talent and help smooth the way for them to succeed.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "unstable, low morale"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    coworkers are friendly. people are very nice.

    Cons

    upper management too greedy and only trying to profit themselves.

    Advice to Management

    upper management should treat employees like people. compensate good employees to retain talent.


  2. "Company gives good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a good company for you to work for if you care about work life balance. Compare to other company it is less stressful and more flexible.

    Cons

    Not much bonus and salary raise is really slow. If you want a competitive salary, this may not be the one you want to pick.


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