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"Overworked but well paid"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great salary and benefits
Great people
Good work flexibility

Cons

Constant dumping of workload on people as they fire thousands
Expectations are undeliverable
Pressure to deliver is unrealistic
Internal competition is off the charts
Very little chance for advancement unless you are cut throat

Advice to Management

-Give people a realistic schedule that they can meet and make the Personal Business Commitments something that can be achieved, instead of a way to penalize people, when you weren't giving them a high rating anyway, because you don't have any to give.
-Bring back a sense of community and loyalty in teams.
-People should not constantly fear for their jobs, it makes it hard to be productive.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "not a good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, ok benifits but gets cut every year

    Cons

    low pay, low morale, constantly lay off people and cutting benefits

    Advice to Management

    Show some real appeciation and care to your employees, not just care about the stock price.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Essex, VT
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Essex, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of talented people. flexiable schedule

    Cons

    not efficient, too many meetins

    Advice to Management

    less meetings

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