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"Great place to get experience, No longer a place you want to stay for a long time."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Specialist
Current Employee - IT Specialist
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Ability to work on state of the art technology.

Cons

Atmosphere - Constantly working under the possibility of re-organization or lay offs.
Work life balance does not exist - Salary employees must work enough hours to cover future vacation/sick/holiday time off.
Minimal or no raises year after year
Benefits are being eroded each year

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "EPS and profits above everything else... rapidly becoming a giant mumbling rathole"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with huge portfolio of advanced software and hardware products, competitive cloud platform (SoftLayer) and good (but not great) service capabilities. Vast sales and distribution network across all industries, strong ties to government institutions (in most countries), access to the largest companies across the globe. Solid (but rapidly deteriorating) technical and consulting know-how. Attempts to "move decisions closer to the clients" are laudable, but drown in the sea of incompetence.

    Cons

    Mid-level management structure and their lack of skills (both technical and people-management) are absolutely atrocious. There are layers upon layers of "pointy-hair managers" - every other Dilbert cartoon seems to be inspired by IBM. 2015 EPS target drives all decision making, cost-cutting replaces innovation, and there is shortage of ideas where the new growth should come from.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate redundant management layers - not ground-level workers who do their jobs. Get real about rhetoric and make everyone "walk the walk", while getting behind the employees and focusing on client needs, not just profits and revenue disguised as "value-based pricing".


  2. "I'm By Myself (IBM)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company, work from home when not travelling

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive, no bonuses this year, quality of management, too many middle managers, lack of training, no career paths

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