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"Big, slow, top heavy with management."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

A degree of flexibility as to working location and hours. Some truly incredible and talented people.

Cons

Too much process, managers that are scared to make a decision, execs that only care about the bottom line and their bonuses, slow as molasses. Big words, big visions but not backed up by any real execution.

Advice to Management

No advice, you wouldn't listen when I was there, you won't now.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wish I could give IBM a 0 star"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good people. Execs have squeezed the pooch.

    Cons

    Morale stinks. Losing revenues. 6 quarters of failure as of 3rd 2013. Profit is powerful but IBM is not spending except to buy back shares or to buy companies to ravish.

    Advice to Management

    Share with employees a pence or two


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM's Agenda 2015 kills the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    financially solid - still, this may change

    Cons

    profit focus, bureaucracy, micro management, neglected/missed technology markets

    Advice to Management

    screw Agenda 2015

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