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"A series of great assignments"

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Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

This is a great place to work if you like working with some seriously smart people.

Cons

IBM has trouble getting out of its own way. Hopefully this is changing.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of smart people, most of whom are willing to share their knowledge and experience. Working at home adds nice flexibility, even if it can be isolating. The brand has great recognition and respect. There are opportunities to try new roles, though in general, roles are very narrow in scope.

    Cons

    Through layoffs and attrition, the team has become very very lean. We have "resources" available in India, Brazil and elsewhere, but they're often much less experienced than those they're replacing. With 3 major reorganizations in less than a year, there's a lot of confusion and churn over priorities and goals. Since most people work from home, there's a heavy reliance on conference calls, with 5-6 hours/day not unusual. Even with several consecutive years of "top performance," raises have been minimal or non-existent - never more than 2% in a year. Too much bureaucracy: it can take a long time to accomplish what should be simple tasks.


  2. "IBM can be an incredibly nice place to work but at the same time has the trappings of being too sedimentary."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice, and its a world wide company with a good reputation.

    Cons

    Pay was below average for what I did. The HW engineering side was obviously never growing and therefore full of the same people doing the same position for a very long time. AKA if you expect to move up you had to wait for someone to retire (or get laid off). The business strategy is good but at a determent (shrinking) to HW engineering. You had to compete with people who should have been advising you for any attention with your upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Compared to other companies in similar fields, It would be nice to be recognized.


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