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"Just a paycheck"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Decent starting pay, decent benefits. Flexibility to work from home as needed

Cons

Everyone seems to be extremely overworked. My daily meetings on Friday usually involve 50% of the team saying "I hope to get done over the weekend". Also, moral is a joke, IBM really doesn't seem to care about having productive or happy employees. And, the continual fear of being RA'd (IBM speak for layoff)

Advice to Management

Wake up. If you keep marching towards roadkill 2015 and focus only on the stock price, you'll not have a company to worry about. Customers will keep leaving. Outsourcing jobs to cut costs won't save you when you have no customers.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Performance Bonus based on Moving Target"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Project Manager in Southbury, CT
    Current Employee - Advisory Project Manager in Southbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to shift between various groups and positions was really great.
    Learning new skills that could be applied to the current job or even the next one was encouraged.
    People were the best part.

    Cons

    Compensation after you arrived did not keep pace with the industry.
    Personal Business Commitments (PBCs) were tied to annual increases and bonus, but used imaginary numbers to artificially down grade the payouts to employees even during great years for IBM as a company. If you are having an excellent year expect the target to be moved, "to increase challenge".

    Advice to Management

    When IBM has a good year the employees should be rewarded instead of the arbitrary Targets.


  2. "IBMer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities. Strong mentoring and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Easy to get lost if networking and mentoring opportunities are not utilized.

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