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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

smart people; nice package; friendly people; flexible

Cons

hierarchy, long hours, leadership, development

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be fabulous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only positive element working at IBM at this time is the people you work with who are all in the same boat you're in.

    Cons

    Executive Management is too focused on their own measurements and not looking at growing the business. The more discerning Wall Street Analysts are starting to figure out that these people are chasing a target rather than focusing on growing the business. The work environment is so awful that the people who are getting laid off actually feel better than the people who are left. Once they hit their coveted $20 EPS and these bunch of Yo-Yo's leaves, IBM will again return to being a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Let's see.... you're missing revenue so you layoff your sales teams. Brilliant.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential, but unable to capitalize on it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great overall technical delivery capabilities; as with other firms, actual ability to execute depends on team assignments. No other company can deliver the combined capabilities of IBM's hardware, software and services businesses, and IBM Research's thought leadership.

    Cons

    IBM seems to care less and less about its employees, evidenced by people being treated as "numbers", demanding ever increasing staff utilization and pooling consultants across industries to reduce cost and bench time. This is odd, as its biggest asset is its people. In addition, although leadership claims to want IBM to be more relevant to its clients, which (in my view) requires investments to explore opportunities with those clients, the focus (in the services biz) continues to very much be on sales and delivery of large, profitable projects. In addition, HR is advocating organic growth, but has done little to improve the archaic and onerous process by which consultants' career advancement is managed/controlled.

    Advice to Management

    IBM should consider policies that improve employee morale and facilitate career advancement. Management should also consider implementing more promising growth strategies rather than continuing to maintain the push for $20 EPS by 2015 as seemingly its main objective. Investors would benefit more from attainable long term growth strategies, enabled by IBM's clear and proven thought leadership, than from cost takeout and stock buy-back initiatives.

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