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"Huge company, expect it to be run like one"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Client Technical Specialist in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good product offering and customers usually want to hear from you. Working from home is becoming pretty standard for most jobs.

Cons

This is a huge company and the disconnect between upper management and everyone else is impressive at times. I think I'd have a better chance of seeing the Pope in person than our CEO. Big changes (base pay reductions, org changes) can be pushed down in an arbitrary fashion with sometimes little rationale. Even managers 3 or 4 levels up don't seem to know what is going on at times. Politics is just as important as the quality of your work, so know that going in.

Advice to Management

Take the time to meet with employees occasionally. Attend more big customer or internal conferences just so people know you are a real people.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and personal growth.

    Cons

    Base salary and compensation not market adjusted .

    Advice to Management

    Strategic evaluation of human resource and cross training.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's great, I love working for IBM."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am able to work remotely from home

    Cons

    A lot of guidelines & restrictions that sometimes make easy/quick tasks take a little longer.

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