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"Just so so."

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Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

It has shuttle bus from Pudong to several districts in Shanghai.

Cons

The revenue is not good. Cost cut is everywhere.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "My time here has been full of challenges, adventures and some of the best people to work with and for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Architect in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Architect in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at IBM are some of the best in the world. The size of the company means that you can do just about anything you could imagine. If you're looking for a different career path, it could be available by just building the right connections.

    Cons

    The pay structure is generally lower than peer organizations (unless you're an executive). The "pay philosophy" will keep it this way for a long time. The bureaucracy can be maddening at times and the speed of decisions can be glacial, so a healthy sense of humor and a lot of patience is a must. Global roles can amplify this issue through the lens of cultural dynamics.

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to the ground and understand your people. Lofty vision statements and strategies are worth nothing if people don't see how they fit in and help the march forward. Paying people competitively won't hurt, either. "Pay for performance" when the only KPI's are the stock price or artificially exaggerated growth metrics shows a healthy disconnect from the real world of your employees lives and the world they live in every day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cost cutting, stale, process top-heavy, closest thing to civil service you can have"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, work from home opportunities, flexibility

    Cons

    Mostly everything else, weak management, performance appraisal mechanism a farce

    Advice to Management

    get new fresh blood with fresh ideas and new ways of thinking, reward performance and stop just ticking boxes

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