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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."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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