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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
Recommends
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. Helpful (3)

    "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get paid to work.
    I have to have 20 words here, but I have no more nice things to say.

    Cons

    Constant worry about being laid off.
    Cost cutting measures at every corner.
    No more innovation.
    No more time for improvement.
    Infrastructure is rotting from within.

    Advice to Management

    By firing good employees you are tarnishing your reputation. I would not recommend a job at IBM to anyone.


  2. "Great company to work for with great growth opportunity and lots of exposure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a global company with opportunities unlike any other if you are the type to grab and run with new challenges

    Cons

    With opportunities comes a lot of stress as employees are graded every year on what they were able to accomplish that year

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