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"Wasting Your Life"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There is not much to talk about with new incompetent CEO.

Cons

Low moral, incompetent management, Layoff, No promotion. No Education allowance. Golf Body system

Advice to Management

Do not be sheep. Stand up to your values, if you have have one.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average Compensation & Benefit / Flexible Work Schedule / Bad CEO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has flexible work schedule for consultants. You can work from any location. That is very productive.

    Cons

    No incentive for the employees to work hard for the company. The yearly employee performance review/rating is based on your contributions to the company relative to other employees in your team. That does not make sense to me. My team had very strong results last year and all members in the team have similar contributions, but under the current rating system, there is only a fixed percentage of members who can receive the exceptional rating, which is not fair in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Bad CEO, who only knows how to cut costs/employee benefits and does nothing else.


  2. "Limited to administrative growth opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, casual work environment, (with management support) it is easy to get involved in volunteering and community outreach initiatives, strong brand, mentoring placement

    Cons

    Very top-down management style, and low and mid-level management are unwilling to try new approaches (no matter how logically sound the suggestion is, change is viewed as a liability). Focus is on investment in emerging markets, and the focus in mature markets is on cost reduction. Although salaries are decently competitive, bonuses are not. Career growth opportunities are primarily administrative-based or in management.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce administrative tasks for technical staff, allowing them the time to apply high-level skills. Promote cross-training of early career IBMers immediately.

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