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"Cat on a hot tin roof"

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Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Littleton, MA
Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Littleton, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Got exposed to some valuable technologies. Worked with some great people but unfortunately some of them got let go.

Cons

Every quarter was torture waiting for the next "resource action". Lost a lot of friends.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Nowhere near what it was..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Essex, VT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Essex, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Wide range of expertise. Challenging customer environment.

    Cons

    Quarterly performance focus. Shrinking workforce. Lack of investment in technology within the division.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful beyond any normal work conditions, overworked, excessive hours, mandatory travel weekly, management bullying."

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the beginning it is a great opportunity to grow within the company. Also, in the beginning wonderful benefits for health and pension, 401k, etc.

    Cons

    Many benefits reduced, pensions taken away. Advancement diminished, layoffs every year, only to hire new, inexperienced employees or worse move jobs to other countries and layoff US employees after 20-30 years of experience. Excessive work hours mandatory, averaging 60 or more hours per week with no compensation for salaried employees. Mandatory travel, even when you live with in 10 minutes of a site location!! Mandatory travel, meant on a plane weekly, home on weekends only. Management bullied employees, forced early retirement, health risks due to excessive stress.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, positive reinforcement, realistic hours and work location. Allow employees to become the expert in their position, before moving them around to just fill projects with bodies and expect immediate performance. Stop threatening employees about being replaced with off shore work force. WE are humans with families, not machines!

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