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"Good opportunity to work on many different types of projects"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good place to start at if you want to travel and try new technologies

Cons

Too much concerns of the qtr results versus focus on the customers

Advice to Management

Make investments in ALL employees and customers. Bottom line will take care of itself

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Resource actions aplenty."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent customers look for IBM GBS to provide state of the art technology solutions. IBM develops excellent proposals with details on who, how and what will be delivered. Upon award of contracts, IBM looks for other than bid individuals to work the engagement.

    Cons

    Customers are provided with numerous employees that are not prepared to provide the service or solution that was proposed. Business Analysts typically have limited knowledge of the customer environment and even less knowledge of IBMs process and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Do not bid opportunities that you do not have the proper resources to staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work as hard and long as possible but don't expect recognition and/or compensation increases."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumberland, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumberland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement and health/dental benefits are great. Growth opportunities are available if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Work life balance at IBM: Work until you have no life. Many IBMers are required to work 44 hours per week in order to increase employee utilization, which is basically a fancy way of stealing vacation and holiday time from employees by requiring them to make up their off time throughout the entire year.

    Annual reviews (called PBC's) are a joke. The only way to obtain the best rating is if you sacrifice a large portion of your free time (above the 44 hours/week) in order to pursue education and "giveback" opportunities. This is unobtainable if you desire to be a family oriented individual and are committed to volunteer activities that do not benefit IBM. If you do excellent work and go above and beyond expectations between 8-5, that will not be enough.

    Advice to Management

    Employees make you who you are. Don't allow them to be neglected. Beware of a possible "brain drain" upcoming due to recent compensation announcements in addition to lax hiring practices.


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