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"Too Big"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

I worked on a small team with good people and had the chance to work on some interesting projects. The hours were also flexible.

Cons

The office I worked in was small and disconnected from upper management. Because of that we lacked visibility making it difficult to move up despite performing well.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for when you're starting out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a stable company to work for. It's not going anywhere, and it's not going to get bought out. You can even transfer between different product teams, although a lot will depend upon the state of business and how good your manager is. IBM tries to solve big problems and you'll encounter a lot of smart people trying to solve complex problems. It's a good company to work for so you can learn from other employees, and usually they're more than willing to help.

    Cons

    I felt valued as an employee by my manager and my peers. However, at the corporate level, I felt very unappreciated as an employee, e.g. getting rid of the water cooler to save money. IBM's current strategy is acquiring companies and thereby customers to grow. Organic growth is not happening. Now, the focus is about saving money.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees as real people. It's not just the first-level manager's job. It's every executives' job, all the way up to the CEO.


  2. "No more machines for International Business Machines"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HW Engineering in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - HW Engineering in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Driving new technologies
    Great medical benefits
    Great place to build up your resume

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Not investing in new technologies
    Low employee morale


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