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"IBM is an awesome stepping stone to jumpstart a career in IT."

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Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Boulder, CO
Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Boulder, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

The customers and staff are nice and helpful; awesome opportunity to one's feet wet in the IT world

Cons

no real job growth/promotions, people have become complacent and not as hardworking as they used to be because of it

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great experience to work in a large corporation (400K+ employees)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training programs available on various industry related subject matters, IBM processes & policies, and more. Great intranet website. Majority of employees were friendly & helpful.

    Cons

    Cut backs on benefits..(401K, pay increases, insurance).


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    "Loved this company, but am deemed irrelevant due to my salary band and years of service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary that is comparable to entry-level contract work. Work from home and client site, instead of an actual building. "Flexible" work schedules. Practically doubled in size during the worst recession in most of our lifetimes...though growth was everywhere except the US.

    Cons

    IBM's idea of "flexible"work schedule means 130% utilization (or else), evening and weekend work, having to work an extra week for every week of vacation you take (or else), frequent stealth layoffs when IBM is looking to purchase another company in distress, a dramatic shift from quality to quantity (utilization is all that matters to them, now), abandoned core beliefs.

    Advice to Management

    I had hoped to stay at IBM for at least 20 years, but fear that 18 is probably the limit. It's really too bad, because IBM has done many great things in its history. I hope someone wakes up before it is too late and you lose all of your intellectual capital.

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