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"Not too optimistic about the outlook......"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Friendly coworkers, hard working employees, willing to share their expertise and support.

Cons

Cutting expenses (people) focus is wrong - is destroying the morale and the core strength of the company. Opportunities to try different jobs is small since usually moving to a different group request is rejected. Leadership - with a few exceptions - is out of touch with realities at working team level.

Advice to Management

Focus should be on people and keeping the talent. Every bad quarter translates into more cuts but no vertical mgmt change at the level that defines the roadmap....

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "This is not your Father's IBM of yesterday"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Representative
    Former Employee - Client Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working people that work hard trying to keep their jobs

    Cons

    The problem is management- so many mid level managers dont work with customers and have no idea what is going on. They are killing this company slowly but surely.

    Advice to Management

    Cut at least 50% of the mid management positions immediately. These managers dont work at all. The real people are on the phone with customers driving business, These are the one that always get cut when the heads roll every year- not management. If this doesnt stop- this hot air balloon will not float any longer.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Long time career employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are smart, wonderful people. Good work life balance. Very flexible with personal time off if needed.

    Cons

    Several years ago, IBM changed the 401K match for new employees to 3%. Prior employees receive a 6% match. Annual bonus' and merit salary increases ONLY go to the top performers in the work group (top 10-15% of employees). Annual performance reviews are stack ranked. That means there will ALWAYS be a bottom group regardless of how well you perform in your job. Several years ago, IBM reduced the maximum vacation for employees hired after that date. They will never receive more than 20 days per year. Prior employees can receive 25 days. New employees start with 15 vacation days and max to 20 after 10 years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the company and employees instead of your personal investment portfolio and stock options.


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