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"IBM struggling."

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Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great history in development of hardware and software that forms a strong foundation for the company.

Cons

Difficulties integrating the vast number of software solutions they have acquired through various company purchases, compounded by a lack of qualified resources (both internal & external) to stand up those solutions in their customers increasingly complex environments.

Advice to Management

Step up investment & training in services area. Improve "Blue Wash" processes.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "No company for a lawyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For many years at IBM, I would have raved about the respect for the individual; the sane work-life balance; the collegial work environment. These have all been deterioriating since 2007 or so.

    Cons

    Lawyers are viewed as a cost center. The compensation is a joke. They expect lawyers to run their deals, be the cruise directors, always be the go-to expert on virtually any topic that is not purely product / technology-based -- but all the money goes to the sales people. Never has been a clear career path enuncitated for attorneys.


  2. "Banker's hours, non profit pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As you move up in band, you get some cooler projects, bu that will take 4+ years to start getting the more interesting jobs.

    With that said, working from home is a great option, you can work pretty much anywhere in the world. They give you a fair amount of vacation days. My health insurance is essentially free.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is shifting into less profitable business that are driving market shift, and when your bonus pool (albeit small) is tied to profit growth, kinda makes it hard to get compensated well

    You get 15 Vacation days a year and 5 personal choice holidays on top of the regular holidays to use whenever you want, unfortnately last year of my 20 days, I used 4.

    Advice to Management

    Be appreciative of your employees, thank you's are nice, but when you won't even fund a holiday party, and just organize a potluck, pretty bad.

    Stop creating more VP jobs and cutting staff to fund them. What is the point of added VP's if the people who they are going to ask questions of no longer exist?

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