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"OK place to work if you don't mind red-tape and being part of a large herd."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

- performance-oriented culture
- solid benefits
- easy to switch roles
- work/life flexibility
- mature processes & infrastructure
- stability & solid competitive positioning
- good overall senior leadership & strategy

Cons

- difficult to realize tangible impacts
- compensation is on the low side for non-technical positions
- high competition for promotions (lots of talent but minimal overall growth in opportunities)

Advice to Management

Drive non-traditional methods of injecting energy and creativity to somewhat tired workforce. Encourage cross-migration of back-office and customer-facing or consulting positions.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, proud workforce, excellently positioned in the market place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture and ethics
    Excellent training and opportunities for growth
    Strong business model and diverse portfolio
    Opportunities exist to take on different roles within the company

    Cons

    Salary is lower than at competing firms and the opportunities to increase salary within the company are limited
    The company is so huge it is possible to be lost inside the firm

    Advice to Management

    Ensure retention amongst the most talented young professionals is addressed to ensure a strong future for the firm


  2. "Sharp elbows necessary to advance."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand
    Smart, competent employees committed to driving results

    Cons

    Poor, inconsistent communication from senior leadership
    Culture rewards only those willing to be overly aggressive, resulting in poor integrity from some
    Decentralized org model drives significant inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what made IBM great -- fostering strong thought leaders, sharing ideas, and emphasizing a commitment to excellence

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