IBM - IBM Will Slap the Golden Handcuffs on You | Glassdoor
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    "IBM Will Slap the Golden Handcuffs on You"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and often exceeds other local employers. Time allowed for vacation and personal choice holidays is good (if you can actually afford to lose time from work to take it). If you do not abuse it, time away from your cube during the workday to take care of personal business is accepted without even a raised eyebrow. Project assignments can be interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Zero investment in professional development. Unbelievably low investment in providing employees with the tools necessary to do their jobs. Physical work environment is substandard. Poor yearly bonus system. Ever-deteriorating product quality due to insanely short development cycles and offshoring to incompetent workers. Low performing employees are tolerated far too much and are often simply passed from one... department to another - it's like a government job. Too many layers of management. The bureaucracy would make Kafka cry.

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    Advice to Management

    Retire and turn over the reigns to someone younger who has made a career based on technological savvy, not political survival savvy.

    IBM2008-07-11
  1. "good!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    great place to work in the triangle

    Cons

    management can be difficult and not trusting

    IBM2019-09-14
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    "A Pragmatic Behemoth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dev Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of long time employees that appreciate IBM. Pragmatism in daily dealings.

    Cons

    Lots of volatility in your job security. Yearly layoffs and MO of downsizing entire teams with no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about co-location, its hurting our hiring and retention efforts

    IBM2019-10-14

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