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"It was good. I enjoyed the job and the experience."

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Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Coordinator in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Coordinator in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good company and a household name.

Cons

As a contractor it is hard to plan ahead. Your contract can end without warning.

Advice to Management

It seems like too many decisions are made at high levels that do not understand the work and workload of the teams trying to keep IBM in front of its competitors.

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  1. "Mixed Emotions"

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    Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get started in technology. Gained global perspective and business processes both internal and external. Enjoyed working with a bunch of talented and dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Career at IBM really depends on who your "Executive Sponsor" or "Godfather" is.....A lot people get lost in the corporate blackhole......

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A challenging place to work. Once great, not so much anymore."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people and it used to be a good place to get skills with every project you worked on. And to some degree, some of that still happens. But you're mostly on your own for education. It can be found, but it's mostly on your own time. If you're a technical person, there is a path for that and most of the management team is happy to have people that have good quality technical skills. There are some select projects that are still good to be on.

    Cons

    I also know a lot of smart people who have left the company. Bonuses for the most part are gone. Raises, non-existent. The constant threat of getting caught up in a resource action. A lot of people are often double booked (depending on the project you work on) and those who are smart enough to go, often do when they realize that the peaks and valleys of a project have now just become constant peaks with the expectation that you are available all the time. Customer issues have ballooned because of the sales oriented culture. Just have things to sell, even if it's not ready yet (which often happens).

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of employees who are only staying until something better comes along. What was once a company full of innovation is now a sales and services company looking for something to sell. The company seems to be selling it's soul right now in order to make the 2015 numbers.

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