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"Smart people, tough job."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Some of the smartest people on the planet work here. No end to what you can learn.

Cons

Constant vigilance is required to insure you don't get lost in the shuffle, or get off track.

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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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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