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"Ok place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible Work Options
Decent Benefits
Variety of work opportunities

Cons

Somewhat hard to advance
Low worker moral -- the theme seems to be "take take take" right now with the bad economy
Working above and beyond your job responsibility/hours is expected and not necessarily recognized

Advice to Management

Employees need to be allowed to have lives outside work
Stop trying to "do more with less", if you cut people then cut the work

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sharp elbows necessary to advance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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