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"Great Company Over the Years; Starting to Slip"

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Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in New York, NY
Recommends

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

Pros

Flexibility in work assignments, opportunity to change career paths

Cons

Stock dividend focus over employee morale and workload within the last few years.

Advice to Management

Go back to what made IBM great - the employees. Start caring about them again.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Technology Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Job security, any dumb man can servive

    Cons

    difficult to grow just by working on your project, need to do other activities , project work given very less priority compare other company related campus activity, so this is good for those guys who speaks a lot but works less!!

    Advice to Management

    find a mechanisam to give value to the workers who are techincally good and delivers the project


  2. "The ultimate matrix driven by sales lacking delivery excellence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analytics Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analytics Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong mix of assets (companies) to contribute to solutions, but requires negotiating labrynth structure and siloed operating model. Very good willing personnel peppered around he organization but they are hampered by lack of teamwork metrics. Strong brand name carries weight undeservedly with clients.

    Cons

    Siloed operating model creates havoc at clients, pits divisions against each other, and encourages "me first" lack of teamwork. Collaboration across divisions is forced at best. Consulting personnel are not up to standards of Big 4. Lack of depth in key skill set areas cause true SME experts to be spread too thin. High turnover of talented staff who get fed up with politics. Key managers are those who play politics the best as key skill.

    Advice to Management

    Break down divisional silos. Stop concentrating on growth by acquisition and invest in growing people. Fix your abysmal HR system that covers for terrible managers due to political correctness or diversity rather than takes action against what should never be tolerated. Install metrics around teamwork and shared goals rather than individual within division accomplishment. Install double counting for sales across divisional boundaries to encourage teaming at clients. Stop inflating SME expertise by numbers manipulation shell game to appear larger than competitors.

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