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"Enlightening. You learn something new everyday!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Recruiting Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Contractor - Recruiting Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Innovative organization. They are extremely driven and know how to motivate people to perform.

Cons

Can be bureaucratic sometimes as are many large organizations

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Hardware function in death spiral"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Pay below average and falling further and further behind, Management only interested in what boost CEOs bonus this month, chronic short-termism, Not interested in hardware anymore and what growth there is is in countries with very low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Think ahead more than the next Qtr and stop grossly underfunding development and abusing employees when you have Billions in the bank


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn, not a great place for a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training & development opportunities for both early and mid-career people. Good for the resume, because IBM is well known and respected. Opportunity to develop or expand a professional network, as lots of folks move into and out of IBM.

    Cons

    More recent globalization of the company means very limited career path for non-emerging market employees. Leadership "talks" about career, work-life balance and opportunity, but that's all it is - "talk". If you want to be recognized you've got to forget the work-life balance and be a complete politician and workaholic. Horrible culture resulting from weak middle management, continuous "workforce rebalancing" - layoffs and pressue to train and re-train and re-train staff brought on in growth markets where turnover is huge.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the bloated and weak middle management. Recognize that the emerging market staff isn't prepared to run the company and stop betting the farm on them.

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