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"Cost cutting is the order of the day above all else."

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Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are still a lot of really talented people working at Big Blue. If you look hard enough you can find deep expertise and learn a thing or two.

Cons

The bean counters run the shop. Getting anything done involves way more effort than it should because the company is optimized to keep costs down. With that as the focus ability to execute suffers.

Advice to Management

A profitability target for 2015 is not the same thing as vision.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Client driven goals"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible shifts

    Cons

    Nothing to look forward everyday, too much work and activities are just happening inside the building

    Advice to Management

    Check your people, not your client


  2. "Nothing great about IBM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Architect in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Architect in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of experienced people to work with. Can learn lot of things.
    - Work from home available (Not in every project)
    - Offers good salary package but its a strategy to catch employee.
    - Has good brand name.Which can earn you some respect.

    Cons

    - Almost No Hikes.
    - No framework to identify talented employees.Open ur mouth and do ur advertising.Here its called branding and networking.
    - No review meeting happening ,not even for namesake.
    - Goal setting and performance review is just a nonsense.For most of the employees it never happens.
    - You can be transferred to any part of India if projects are not available in your base location.Be ready.
    - If you are in domestic, forget onsite.Confirm it before you join.

    Advice to Management

    - Read Cons
    - Company need talented employees to make profit.Else it sinks.No matter how big it may be !

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