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"IBM Innovation?"

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

Pros

IBM offers a lot of innovation like Watson and advancements in future technologies (I.e. Nano).

Cons

There is little innovation available in IBM services. We are very locked down to sell only what IBM creates or what it's approved partners offer which makes for a very repeditive, production line feel to the job. There very few opportunities to develop innovative, outside-the-box solutions. I can only use what IBM and it's approved partners offer even though there are other suppliers with more innovative offerings that I could use in the past. With all of the layoff over tha past year, I find a lot of low motivated employees with little creativitiy that tend to focus on how far away they are from retiring.

Advice to Management

You tend to spend more time focused on IBM invenstors and how the company looks in the market than really understanding how the company is functioning and the impact on the employees and their output.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good company but too much focus on shareholder returns with severe staff reduction eroding service and capabilities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and remote work an option

    Cons

    Top heavy with cuts in staff and off shoring work impacting future business


  2. "My experience with IBM was great for the first 25 years and then not so for the next 13 because of all the downsizing."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people of IBM for the most part was great to work with.

    Cons

    Not being pro active selling the products being developed.

    Advice to Management

    Products being developed make sure Marketing is being aggressive in the market place.


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