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"A highly capable company struggling to keep up with the pace of change in IT"

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Former Employee - Associate Partner in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate Partner in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing people and range/depth of innovative IT products

Cons

Quality of life within Big Blue has declined over the past five years as IBM has skimped on internal investment to focus on external acquisitions and stock buy-backs. Company continues to cut experienced people in an attempt to drive down costs but now struggles to maintain its edge for large, complex solutions.

Advice to Management

Abandon the maniacal adherence to achieving a 5-year EPS goal established by the previous CEO in a different economic era.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    "Project Manager in IBM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast knowledge base and availability of informal education/learning. Strong movement towards Services and thus a 'consultant / contractor' mentality will fit well. Self-starters that blaze their own trail and keep up credentials will do well

    Cons

    Shifting from Hardware - strong outsourcing and low-cost resource/geography execution focus.
    Finance and short-term financial reporting objectives often get in the way. The drive for EPS target appears to be a pure finance/stock holder driven goal that isn't tied with business execution and actual value delivery to customers.


  2. "DBA"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning Good learning Good learning

    Cons

    Salary Too much load not clear vision for emp

    Advice to Management

    None


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