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"Decisions made are driven strictly by financial goals"

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

IBM has some of the most intelligent and creative people of any company.

Cons

Employees are viewed as liabilities rather than assets.

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    "Saving their way to prosperity"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of IP. A lot of big customers. The broadest of portfolio in services, hardware and software in the market.

    Cons

    No focusing. Diminished partner ecosystem. No new big customers. Fading glory. The 2015 roadmap for EPS is killing it. Since leaving IBM, my cost for benefits went down $7000 and the quality is 4x better.

    Advice to Management

    Using a balanced-scorecard reference, there is tooo much weight on the 'shareholder'. Need to give back to the employees and customers.


  2. "Missed opportunitiy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IBM is, without a doubt a great company and a good employer. The company is huge, it's decision-making slow super slow and the business is run by the spreadsheet masters. Nonetheless, job opportunities are there for the right people who don't mind mind-numbing bureaucracy.

    Cons

    For people with Silicon Valley DNA - for people who are accustomed to getting things done - its not a good fit. Decsions are made in a vacuum at HQ in New York. They don't get agile, they aspire to be cloud, but severely lack the DNA and relevant infrastructure to make it happen. IBM's CRM system is a custom version of Siebel. What can I say.

    Advice to Management

    No question, it will be difficult to change course and accelerate at the same time. It's a big big ship. My advice: when acquiring west coast cloud companies, leave them alone to retain top talent and IP. Better yet, establish west coast HQ (Connecticut is where great ideas die a slow death), led by experienced startup execs so that agile teams and entrepreneurial people feel compelled to join and stay.

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