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"Good or Bad...at IBM you will have to create your own career path..."

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
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Pros

Big clients, projects and smart people. Great name on the resume and for someone starting out in their career.

Cons

Huge company so you have to make your own path and if you are not one of the highly valued consultants (mainly Associate Partners or Senior Managing Consultants) you can get lost in the shuffle and not compensated for the value you bring the organization.

Advice to Management

Focus more on people development at the lower levels, hold managers accountable for their people's development

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    "Content but not passionate about working at IBM"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance (ie. working from home flexibility, support for varying schedules, no ridiculous hours)

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many processes which can hinder work from getting done. Not very agile when it comes to development.

    Advice to Management

    While I do believe they are working on this, senior management could do more about promoting and encouraging innovation, rather than seemingly just trying to "keep up" with competitors.


  2. "IBM, it ain't what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can work on leading edge semiconductor technology without moving to the Left Coast.
    They have world class technology and resources.
    You can work with some incredibly talented engineers.
    The SRDC (Semiconductor Research and Development Center) has development partnerships that allow you to work with engineers from the likes of AMD, Samsung, Chartered, Sony, Toshiba ....

    Cons

    Take Away's.
    Cut and freeze the pension plan. Increased cost for medical benefits. Hardly any salary plan for years. Stock options for non-executives, that's a thing of the past.
    The semiconductor division is too small a scale to ever make money. They enable IBM to make money on main frame computers but Microelectronics will never have the scale necessary to really compete with Intel or TSMC.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the damage to morale across the entire Org that one lay-off creates.
    Decide if you are going to keep Microelectronics small and use it to enable sales of Main Frames OR if you are going to grow it to a scale necessary to compete on price. You can not keep it small and expect it to be profitable. If you want to limit the investment and keep Micro small then decide on the level of loss you will accept and manage to that level.

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