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Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work-life balance is very good as you can work from home or in office based on your needs. Offers lots of education resources on-line and on-site.

Cons

Constant cost-cutting actions; mentality of employees seen as liability not asset. Continues to layoff excellent employees to get to 2015 road map even though it's no longer viable in this market. The PBC rating system is used to get rid of employees not improve their performance. Once you are rated a "2", you are on the "layoff list".

Advice to Management

Get rid of the PBC rating system. It's outdated and no longer relevant. The skew system is not fair as very good employees have their ratings lowered just because it's "their turn".

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Very good 14 years then forced into downward spiral"

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    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good time off and work life balancing. Decent salaries but they will plateau. Non management personnel have some exceptional people to work with.

    Cons

    Hit a glass ceiling, difficult management for technical people to work with. Work continually increasing and fewer people to handle it. Constant push to do more than be excellent at the job you are assigned. Enough is never enough. Lack of education and new opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Come to understand the technical resources needed for major initiatives. The employees are dedicated to doing their best but they are not magicians.


  2. "A series of great assignments"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Armonk, NY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you like working with some seriously smart people.

    Cons

    IBM has trouble getting out of its own way. Hopefully this is changing.

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