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Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are still lots of smart people at IBM. If you like working long hours for little or no reward, this is the place for you.

Cons

This is the worst managed company I have ever worked for. None of the smart people I mentioned in "Pros" is in upper management. Although I see quite a few favorable reviews of IBM on glassdoor, in my experience the only people who think this is a good place to work are those who have never worked anywhere else.

Advice to Management

1. Focus on creating real value for customers rather than just acquiring new revenue streams.
2. Drop the rah-rah stuff; we are not fooled. True greatness is inversely proportional to the amount of it that comes out of your mouth.
3. Grow up.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Hates Contractors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For a contractor, there are no pros to working there. The people at IBM are actually very pleasant. It is the culture that needs improvement.

    Cons

    IBM is not concerned with any of its contract employees. Workforce reductions and furloughs do little to improve overall morale. The culture at IBM is all about meeting IBM financials with little apparent regard to customer needs. Contract employees are told not to discuss workforce reductions with the customers they support. Why? Those customers would most likely get upset if they knew the level of support they should be getting has been reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of implementing contractor furloughs, simply rate all contractors and dismiss those contractors that rate the lowest. Eliminating excess management positions, hiring GOOD project managers and eliminating non-performers would improve performance, morale and ultimately improve the margins IBM is so desperate to make.


  2. "Good experience and brand"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technical firm, powerful brand, lots of exposure to world-changing organization. Pay was competitive with other offers I had, but the IBM training and recognition was helpful.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, typical of large organizations. Oftentimes difficult to get initiatives pushed through, which is a complaint I heard from a few full-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Inject more transparency into the ranks, make sure employees understand what is their role and purpose in the greater scheme of the business machine.

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