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"Ok place to work."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Texas City, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Texas City, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good number of SAP projects...strcutured company....human policies are good...

Cons

Competitiveness in market and the way SAP project are sold are putting too much of pressure on cosultants..

Advice to Management

Change the way you treat employees and concentrate on worklife balance..

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, great brand recognition, innovation is praised and desired. IBM has some of the best benefits I have had as a working adult but their old style retirement package has gone the way of the dodo.

    Cons

    1. With many outsourcing deals, acquired human resources are thinned out to make projects profitable. So if you did not come from IBM but were acquired, you stand a chance of loosing your job.
    2. Too many layers of management.
    3. Too many software tools to interface with

    Advice to Management

    Say goodbye to Lotus and consolidate the various software tools onto a single platform (not notes).

    OR make notes the one stop shop for everything not one of many tools required to be an employee.


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    "been going downhill for the last 4-5 years."

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    Current Employee - STG Technical Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - STG Technical Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Great co-workers
    Decent salary (not the best, but not the worse either)
    Great technical community
    Good place to learn about new technologies

    Cons

    too many levels of management (executives with no reporting strucutre?!?)
    very hard to get any straight answers from upper management
    if your on an technical incentive plan, you can kiss any incentive payment goodbye (IBM will make sure you barely make your base salary...)
    employee motivation is down the drain.
    Lots of very talented employees are fleeing the company because of the above-mentioned reasons.

    Advice to Management

    restore *SOME* respect for the employees (remember, it used to be an IBM core value not so long ago) and it will go a long way.
    Stop making short sighted cost-cutting decision that make IBM look good to investors on a quarterly basis and start re-investing in longer term goals.
    IBM's current market position is great, but that's not going to last unless things change.
    20$ earnings per share by 2015 is the only thing that matter right now, and IBM will do anything to get there. ANYTHING. Success isn't measured solely on EPS Sam...

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