IBM - Category Manager | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Category Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Great People, ok processes and good in line classes

    Cons

    Churns through senior managers like butter. Pay is terrible, after your initial agreement No raises, even when you surpass requirements (2plus) FLM ' pressured to release older workers and higher band workers Company in a death spiral and using employees as a brake to soothe stakeholders Employees encourage to claim savings and process savings even though it makes no sense Burns through category managers like...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire new senior management and look for real goals instead of "cloud" dreams which are not within grasp.

    IBM2015-04-18
  1. "About being a IBMer"

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      Current Employee - ETL Tech Lead 

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Work culture is pretty nice Pay is competitive

      Cons

      Growth can get stagnant if yo are not up to keep up

      IBM2019-04-21
    • Helpful (3)

      ""It's not always about the money Spider-Man""

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      -Opportunity - So much opportunity to do more than just your job, passion projects, giveback to community, working with schools, internal groups, external groups. My development job at IBM is a very small amount of the work I do, I do more for IBM outside of my lab/office just in the external giveback and working with outside organizations and groups. -Work Life Balance - I think it's termed "integration" now, which...

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      Cons

      -Big-, IBM is B-I-G, so there's no list of steps for things like career progression, establishing internal support groups (like a gaming group for example), how to establish a community outreach event, etc. and that's mostly because no one defines what/how you do any of that, and really the way it's done is different for everyone so it's really up to you to figure out how to do all that. -Money - They pay well, is it...

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      Advice to Management

      It seems like there could be better engagement with employees to make them aware of the services/groups in IBM, some sites are much better equipped to do that, but smaller sites might need better tools or things to try to get people more engaged, the smaller sites feel much more "quiet" than the excitement of the larger sites SVL/Austin for example.

      IBM2019-06-17

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