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"Work a million hours, make a million dollars!"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people! Leading technology. Plenty of on line resources and training. Enough job specialization that you can find a niche where you do what you love and someone else will do the other stuff. You can make lots of money.

Cons

1st line managers are often geographically remote. For upper management, its all about the numbers; do not expect any personal consideration for unique circumstances. Money follows effort, but it takes lots of effort.

Advice to Management

Year after year, we hear about salary increases being tied to a market reference point (midpoint for similar skills). Yet, we advertise that our people are the best. Please don't tell me I can't get a raise because I am above the market reference point, then sell me to a client as some sort of superman!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good company, lot of opportunities to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, learning, good manager, good salary

    Cons

    I did not have any bad experiences

    Advice to Management

    pls dont think only of utilization only


  2. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honest work for honest pay

    Cons

    Hard to be important in such a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Probably impractical to hire creative minds in Silicon Valley, because there are so many other places that can offer local, rather than national, compensation. This is a shame because IBM played a major role in this area being such an innovation center. I think it is still true at the research level (Almaden) but I do not qualify for that. However if you are looking for stability, I think that is still available at IBM.

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