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"Great place to work.....hard, focused, challenging but great"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people, great ability to deploy unique technology, huge global footprint, Very Metric Driven company

Cons

Big and Complex, Very Metric Driven Company

Advice to Management

Balance the excellent execution and hard driving culture with more care for the individual. I know this is hard to do given the size and scope but improvements in this dimension will have positive impact on both employee morale and client morale.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "was a great company, not any more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    management used to listen to employees

    Cons

    mgt doesn't listen to employees any more, just focused on quarterly targets.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bipolar Corporation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health care benefits
    Many committed employees
    Opportunity to work in many facets of IT industry
    Pension check for those who were fortunate enough to be in the plan

    Cons

    Requirement to work 60+ hours weekly
    Target employees for resource action ( firing) once they turn 50 reardless of performance, and contribution to the business..
    Too many layers of executive management and the executive perks are bordering on criminal
    Latest 401K modification (paid only once a year so if they RA you 1 day prior to the annual payment day you get no IBM matching)
    HR focused
    In the future I expect IBM will default on the pension plan

    Advice to Management

    THINK
    Respect for the individual
    Toss the 2015 plan and give new CEO an opportunity to run the ship
    Invest in the core company and stop buying revenue streams (from corporations you aquire)
    Stop former CEO's from using corporate jets for personal travel - they have enough stock to pay for their own personal travel

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