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"Falling smarter"

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Talented smart people
Loyal peers in face of a company that has not reciprocated

Cons

Few opportunities for advancement in North America
Executives are tone deaf
Limited staff to support clients
Morale horrible
Using outmoded stacked ranking

Advice to Management

This advice is really to SVP's since low level exec and line management do not really have any leadership impact and merely are in react mode to save their own jobs. Stop the short term looting of a once great company and invest in the long term focus on customers and employees as an asset instead of liabilities. This may mean actually leading the company and forgoing personal wealth targets. Any company that predicts EPS 5 years in the future is intoxicated on it's own current performance and is just seeking to become an investment tool - not a company. Stop buying back shares to buoy the price and taking profits from your own stock awards, rsu's and bonuses. On demand, smarter planet, big data, watson - stop with phrases and start creating something of value!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "corporate, corporate, corporate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    huge resources, big name and stable company

    Cons

    slow, politics everywhere, not challenging whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    IBM is struggling on its weight.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Delivery Project Executive for IBM Global Technology Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical knowledge, good corporate trust, always changing, some ability to move around your career within the same company, employees, management is fair.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, declining benefits and pay competitiveness, uncertainty about momentum of the company, highly tops down managed, neutral to negative career development opportunity.

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