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"Good and Bad - great people, fragmented/confused organization"

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Current Employee - Industry Solution Sales
Current Employee - Industry Solution Sales
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

quality people, benefits, customers, some solutions/products

Cons

weak management (too much management), competing teams and goals, competing non-integrated products and offerings

Advice to Management

quick shooting the workers and weed out the management. Structure goals that complement each other among teams instead of competing goals that ultimately confuse the customer.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM now stands for Incredibly Bad Morale or I'm By Myself. What was a great place to work is now sad and dysfunctional."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still some very bright and talented people left.
    Have flexibility in setting work hours as long as salaried workers do 20% overtime.

    Cons

    Teammates are now considered competition due to regular layoffs.
    Managers will tell you that upper management doesn't care about us.
    Little risk taking or attempts at improving things because most think it is fruitless.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have actually done the work of the people they are "managing " and give them the autonomy to do what's right, not what saves shareholders $.02 per quarter. Reviewing pipeline spreadsheets is not managing. Return to investing in employees instead of buying and selling them.


  2. "Excellent research work, very smart co-workers, low transition of research to product"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers. Cutting edge commercial research. Freedom to explore innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Not much research transfers to product. Lots of process.

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