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"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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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

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. 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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    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.


  2. "Clueless and Not Succeeding"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the old IBM ways still exist, such as lots of great 1st line managers who used to get lots of training in how to be a great manager, lots of team spirit and willingness to be helpful, and some optimism still remains.

    Cons

    This is no longer a fun place to work. Middle and Senior management think it's all about them and their careers and not the products. Also, there are not enough people left to produce good products any longer. Quality is severely suffering. Also, everyone works from home, so it's like everyone has checked out, just collecting pay checks.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old IBM culture that used to work so well, which fundamentally included respecting and empowering your employees. Also, you are not all Steve Jobs, so by all of you senior managers sticking your noses so deeply into everything you are grinding the normal development processes to a snails crawl and frustrating everyone.

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