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"It's not the employer it used to be"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good salary
Decent work life balance
Competative benefits

Cons

Continued workforce reductions
Too much of the bonus money goes to top management
Lack of rewards for the regular employees

Advice to Management

Stop looking just short term to the next quarterly dividend. Invest in research & development and your people. Short term decisions are undercutting company stablity.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Large company issues, but solid people and pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Executive
    Former Employee - Client Executive
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, lifestyle, people. IBM is great if you are looking for a conservative environment with minimal change year in and year out. Most of the people are fantastic, but middle management can be very political.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, but not top tier in the industry. Very process oriented...so much so that it impacts sales and customer relationships. Lost the ability to react which is hurting market share. Current company strategy is built on M&A because innovation is not taking off.

    Advice to Management

    Let your talent do what you hired them to do. Some of the managers realize this and excel, others are too worried about unnecessary details/processes that hold both their people and opportunities back. Get out of your own way. And you should feel threatened by the little guys, because they are winning.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good foundation but concerned about the future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are some great people here. Large company with great history and some really great potential.

    Cons

    Concerns are painfully obviously 100% about EPS and 2015 roadmap, to the detriment of employees. "Work-life balance" now called "work-life integration", which gives you an idea of how the employee is viewed. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with "work-life 'integration'" and get back to focusing on BALANCE

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