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"Interesting place to work. Some of the smartest people around."

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Former Employee - Database Developer in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Database Developer in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You have the ability to work with people all around the world and learn so much. You will have access to test and try all of the cutting edge technology.

Cons

You have to manage your career. I found managers who are willing to help. However with IBM going mostly mobile in the US. It is hard to keep up these relationships. Being part of a global team was fun but still need to have the office experience.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Has degraded extensively over the years, as a company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in East Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technical environment (semiconductor business) to expand knowledge base. Empowered to do experiments as needed, to find answers to ongoing problems.

    Cons

    Penny pinching. CEO and executives are focused ONLY on "EPS" (Earnings Per Share), and the price of common stock. After all, this how they grow their personal wealth...through stock options. Living in constant fear of being sold off or outsourced. No conferences allowed. Very little new equipment purchased for our lab. Seem to be "cooking the books", for years now, to make the division more attractive to potential suitors. Forget about meaningful salary increases. Many, many years since I saw one of those.

    Advice to Management

    Drop your allegiance to the company, as the company no longer has any allegiance to you, personally. You are as expendable as a paper towel. Do not hide information from your employees. Tell them everything you know.


  2. "Four wasted years of my professional life."

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of one.

    Cons

    100% travel. No work/life balance. Minimum of 60 hours a week traveling Monday - Friday.

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