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"Focus Shifting from Manufacturing"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

People - Technically sound - leading the way - great place to work to share learning and impact on technology with the best in the business

Cons

Drifting away from production. Focus is on services and soft products. Starting to act like the rest of the industry in moving away from manufacturing.

Advice to Management

Don't forget what got you here.....

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "this is the only company i've worked so far, so I don't have first-hand experience of IBM comparing to other companies."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    life-work balance, expose to leading edge technology, career development, friendly work environment

    Cons

    very little bonus, not core corporate business, poor benefit

    Advice to Management

    not much they can do as it's determined by executives


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Focus on EPS, The Street & 2015 plan driving company at employee's expense. Not the place it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, work hour flexibility, met many good people but large number are being driven out of the company by current culture.

    Cons

    Senior Exec incentives tied to EPS and IBM 2015 plan cause the org to function with that as the sole short term focus at the expense of longer term value. More and more business is being run at the expense of the employees - both literally (internet access, printing/home office expenses, etc) and figuratively. Company continues to look for ways to cut expenses in ways that undermine employee experience (401K payments now moved to 1 payment at end of Dec. Leave, or get fired, before then and you get nothing). Continues to be a high degree of process which stifles innovation and productivity, especially for those that became part of IBM through acquisition. Glut of talent at some levels, somewhat due to acquisitions, making advancement to some levels very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make The Street the sole focus. Revamp exec compensation so exec and employee motivations are united. Make IBM a better place for the employees and they in turn will focus on the customer. Promote and foster growth for people of all race & color equally. We preach a good culture and value but we don't always practice it.

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