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"Great Name but slow and archaic culture"

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Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Worked as a Financial Analyst Intern

- Great Name
- Very nice people and they are extremely chill
- Team oriented
- Great Work Life Balance and managers are extremely understanding

Cons

- IBM is skilled at underpaying its employees
- Lack of innovation and old technologies
- Inefficient and sluggish culture
- Lack of career growth within Finance Domain

Advice to Management

Pay more and treat your employees better

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "You are just a number part of a selling machine. Customer relationships are not valued."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work done in Research.

    Cons

    All about selling. That is all that matters. Customer relationships and being a solid business partner are not valued. The quality of the work of some of the employees is very low in respect to other organizations. The population of the poor workers is higher at IBM (in my opinion) than other corporations. The company does not care about it's employees. You are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Should be a customer driven org. rather than a porduct driven organization.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Soul Crushing Torture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the positives of working at IBM are in the rear view mirror.

    If you are an executive who gets stock options then IBM is a great company to work for. You don't have to worry about growing the business. No matter how bad the business performs IBM will keep your options afloat by buying back Billions in stock.

    If you just draw a salary, maybe you should look elsewhere.

    Cons

    IBM thinks that paying 90% of the midpoint of the market range for a position is competitive. If IBM wants to only hire people 45th percentile then maybe so. There are no raises for anyone making more than 45% of the range. If you are well above average and contribute value that is well above average then why would you settle for having your salary capped a a level that is below average?

    Employees are discouraged, stressed, broken, frightened and afraid. Mass layoffs, over and over and over have decimated their ranks and destroyed all trust in management and in managements ability to run the business.

    Every year IBM increases the cost of benefits to the employees but salaries never seem to keep up.

    IBM's hardware business is imploding and the executives are clueless. But if we use social media and Tweet and Like about how great IBM is maybe things will get better. :-(

    Turnover at IBM is very high and the number of people who know how to get things done keeps deceasing as the brain trust gets fired, retires or decides to leave the mess that IBM has become.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shooting the troops and instead fire the generals who can't figure out how to keep the business from failing.

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