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"Good starting job."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Compliance Services in Dubuque, IA
Current Employee - Systems Compliance Services in Dubuque, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Good entry-level opportunity
- Infinite wealth of knowledge available to absorb
- Very flexible hours

Cons

- Extremely difficult to move up or leave a department (you can be a victim of your own success and as a result, doors can be closed for you)
- Hostile review process promotes cut-throat environment with peers (If everyone in your team cures a different type of cancer individually, one of you will still get fired for under-performing in comparison with your peers)
- TOO MANY PROCESSES (sometimes you need to create a process to follow a process that has been created to conform to a different process)
- Too many levels of management. Upper level management never knows what's going on.
- Some divisions of IBM are so badly managed that the turnover rate is over 60% (GTS for example)
- NEVER WORK AT A GDF

Advice to Management

Cut layers of management by half and invest more in employee satisfaction There's no reason we need 15 levels of management.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "It depends what you want"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A large variety of technologies and training available. A good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Once on a project you are stuck with little chance of further experience. There is very little advancement in terms of salary or position.

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to at least be marketable if you want to keep the best employees.


  2. "Job security (and employee morale) no longer exists"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of different types of jobs available within the company so one should be able to find a job of interest.

    Cons

    Off shoring of work is leading to US employee population diminishing. There is no more security and employee morale is going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to employees and stop the off shoring of I/T jobs.


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