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"Keep it Clean"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Marketing Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

IBM is a great place to work most of the time. Most "knowledge workers" work at home and stay busy going from one conference call to the next. You might have to work on a spreadsheet or .ppt from time to time, but marketing roles require very little real work. It can be mind-numbingly boring, but leaves plenty of time to pursue other things. Most of the real work is involves managing your way around the infrastructure of the company.

Cons

It is a totally executive centric organization, and most employees pledge their allegiance to their VP and then go to war with other groups. The capricious, megalomaniac executive, always grasping for power and control, is woven into the fabric of the culture, and exec worship is required for survival.

Advice to Management

Read Tom Watson Jr's memoir, beware the rock star exec and show some respect for the individually.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company for self starter, ambitious and thick skin employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, great products to learn, acquire tremendous set of skills over time. Great place to networking, collaborating with very talented individuals.

    Cons

    Most managements do not care. Weak in thought leadership. You must lookout for yourself. IBM - I'm By Myself


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    "Corporate Giant with little vested in employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist
    Former Employee - Senior IT Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a large company with a lot of different areas of interest. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Company is so big, there is very little individual career coaching. You can easily feel like just a serial number on any given day.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little more interest in your employees. Stop treating them like plug and play components.

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