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"Businesses this large have pros and cons"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A wealth of resources at your fingertips. Lots of opportunity to grow within the company and get experience in multiple industries.

Cons

The systems and processes that have been prescribed for all 450,000 employees aren't always a good fit. Also, Lotus Notes.

Advice to Management

Give more autonomy to individual business units, don't force everyone to use the same computers, software, or expense system. The "JAM" sessions seemed pretty worthless, or maybe we were not trained well enough to make use of them to where they are worthwhile to us on an individual level.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Technology and Business Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunity, great projects.

    Cons

    Demanding environment and work schedule.


  2. "Voted off the island"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has great technical projects, amazing engineers, programmers and scientists and the horsepower to make things happen.

    Cons

    IBM has changed from the overly safe, job for lifetime, company before the 90's to a highly competitive employer constantly pruning the perceived bottom 10%. While teamwork is required to complete projects, rewards are focused on individuals. If you are highly skilled, competitive and seek the limelight, go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the mass layoffs when the company is clearly not in jeopardy. It can be forgiven in the 90's when the company was spiraling out of control. Not now.

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