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"Excellent place to work, great, distinctive culture"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Various Roles in New York, NY
Former Employee - Various Roles in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I remember in my first month thinking, "this is the most 'moral' place I've ever worked." People generally did the right thing for customers and each other; poor, destructive leaders are "managed out of the business." /// Amazing training opportunities.

Cons

Non-client facing people in support roles, working remotely (home offices) sometimes act less accountable than one would like.

Advice to Management

Speed up planning & execution cycles.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Changed projects too often to truely establish becoming a true expert in any particular project."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company name and size, great work environment from the point of the people. Casual dress code, lunch times, and allowance to run errands if needed.

    Cons

    Projects change every couple years, cannot really become true expert at a single project.
    Always expected to learn new technologies then not too understanding when learning curve comes into play. Personal reviews every 6 months.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you can work for kudos and ataboys instead of money then the sky's the limit."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Security Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are given the opportunity to work at home.
    Work hours are generally flexible which helps with life interruptions.
    The company name looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Salary stays flat regardless of performance, promotions, or responsibilities.
    Almost impossible to get paid training.
    Benefits cost more each year so with no raises you actually take home less money.
    The company has one goal only and that is earnings per share target.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason you've had to resort to cost cutting to make your ridiculous EPS numbers. You can't be one of the top 10 most profitable companies in the world and continue to only recognize the executives. You've taken away any worker incentive. The blue koolaid has run dry. You can pay someone to say in your commercials "I'm proud to be an IBMer" but the reality is for most it's just another job until a better one comes along. Get a clue!

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