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"Easy job, old culture, politics oriented."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This is a relatively easy job, we have flex time, and we have generally nice people to work with here.

Cons

This is a very old culture, like working for government. Very strong politics. Management wastes money and resources and then gets promoted.

Advice to Management

Work on changing the culture instead of keeping up appearances for investors.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "A nice, pleasant place to work. If you end up with a good manager you could be set for life!"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is quite a big company, and therefore it will allow for geographic and lateral movement, which is a plus.

    Cons

    In my opinion, the company is possibly too big, and so it is very difficult to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    My personal opinion is that they are selfish and care only about their careers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "you are left alone to do your work, output oriented job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very flexible working hours, ability to move professionally and geographically as it is a large company. People also know your name as an expert in the field

    Cons

    Being a mature worker, there is not a lot of room for advancement. I feel too old to learn quickly!

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at not just innovation, but quality products. 20-30 years ago companies spent a lot of time testing software to get it right. Now everyone is in a hurry and the quality is not there.

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