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Former Employee - Business Development Manager
Former Employee - Business Development Manager
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

IBM is still the leading solutions provider in the world, providing all elements of a total solution either stand-alone or integrated (SW, HW, Consulting, Services..).. I enjoyed and feel privileged to have worked in IBM's global services organizations.. I would recommend IBM's global services organization to anyone..

Cons

IBM has become to top heavy,,, too many levels of executives, most time 5-6 layers of VPs between the CEO and field.. this needs to be trimmed to a more controllable model similar to what Gerstner implemented on his arrival (2-4 layers).. IBM also does not seem to practice one of the credo's it had when I joined, "respect for the individual".. they need to be focused on the bottom line, but not with sacrificing respect for its employees.. there are still a few execs in IBM that carry the respect tradition on, and they seem to be quire successful.. may some one needs focus on that again..

Advice to Management

trim the VP fat, focus on what is needed to improve the employees capability and affordability to perform their jobs mobilly..

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great experience working at IBM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free working time and style
    Nice people to work together
    Easy to find more experienced engineers to answer the questions

    Cons

    Lots of meeting and schedule paper works
    Foods are usually bad
    More like work along than work as a team


  2. "Fun work, tough management"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work, good people, interesting markets, good brand

    Cons

    Anything related to HR organization- the core salary and benefits and career opportunities are good, but what you see is what you get, and any change will be full of frustration. Its sad that the time when most people leave is right after they get told about their raises- even the people who get them are almost always disappointed. the vote an employee gets at IBM is with their feet.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like assets, not liabilities


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