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"Missed opportunitiy"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

IBM is, without a doubt a great company and a good employer. The company is huge, it's decision-making slow super slow and the business is run by the spreadsheet masters. Nonetheless, job opportunities are there for the right people who don't mind mind-numbing bureaucracy.

Cons

For people with Silicon Valley DNA - for people who are accustomed to getting things done - its not a good fit. Decsions are made in a vacuum at HQ in New York. They don't get agile, they aspire to be cloud, but severely lack the DNA and relevant infrastructure to make it happen. IBM's CRM system is a custom version of Siebel. What can I say.

Advice to Management

No question, it will be difficult to change course and accelerate at the same time. It's a big big ship. My advice: when acquiring west coast cloud companies, leave them alone to retain top talent and IP. Better yet, establish west coast HQ (Connecticut is where great ideas die a slow death), led by experienced startup execs so that agile teams and entrepreneurial people feel compelled to join and stay.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Advisory Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great engineering environment, many smart people to work with

    Cons

    No or minimal salary increase over years


  2. "It was ok. Liked the people I worked with but not the work."

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Somers, NY
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Somers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, close to home, ability to work from home occasionally.

    Cons

    Never knowing when my last day would be there. I was there 17 years and there's no guarantee of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all the employees, not just a select few. Ginny R. will bring the company down. It's sheer greed the way the company is being run.

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