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"Review of a researcher"

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Current Employee - Co-Op in Hawthorne, NY
Current Employee - Co-Op in Hawthorne, NY
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent work environment. You have your own office. Good cafeteria and onsite gym. Interactions with graduate students intern every summer.

Cons

Most annoying thing is bureaucracy. For every small thing we need to get permission from the management which can take weeks.

Advice to Management

Improve the interaction with senior management. Salary is good to start with but should improve more with experience as in other software companies.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Reflections of an industry hire / SME"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition; solid reputation; buisness units (consulting / equipment / outsourcing) are each solid and provide a balance among offerings for the company to succeed

    Cons

    Very little concern for training / development; focus on off-shoring creates challenges for project management, team-building, and overall execution. Project teams were disconnected and would benefit from stronger senior project / client leadership. Strong focus on bottom line performance neglects the opportunities to train and develop professional / strategic leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and development programs to broaden knowledge base and enhance business development and project management capabilities.


  2. "Great work/life balance, but easy to get lost..."

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules; Good benefits; Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Terrible bonus structure; Easy to get lost; A mix of very smart and very dumb people

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to harness open source, not throw it away; Treat your North American employees better or you won't attract the best talent

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