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"Review of a researcher"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Co-Op in Hawthorne, NY
Current Employee - Co-Op in Hawthorne, NY
Recommends
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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a Great Place to Further Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of talented people; great networking; competitive salary and benefits package; lots of free education on line; flexible working conditions including work from home

    Cons

    You are only a number; you get pigeonholed in an area and it is very hard to move on; education in a classroom setting is very restricted; pennypinching seems to abound (removal of reimbursement for internet access; reduced expense allowed for phone calls; removal of the Thanks award program); always waiting for the next resource action induces a lot of stress.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your resources as people versus just a number who can be discarded; Before outsourcing work, ensure capable workers are available so that the US people left, do not have to spend most of their time 'cleaning up' the mess left behind by untrained, unqualified workers.

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