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"IBM...great place to work if you value work/life balance"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IBM encourages telecommuting; Has a great program in place for peer-to-peer reward and recognition program

Cons

Uses lots of outsourced talent; sometimes the hype generated by IBM PR dept outshines the realities of working for a very large and diverse corporation

Advice to Management

No advice forthcoming.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great to Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with solid benefits and brand that is in the market for the long haul.

    Cons

    Large company with fairly rigid processes that lack the dynamism you would find in younger, startup firms. Have acquired lots of companies and must figure out how to retain the talent that they bring.

    Advice to Management

    Look at younger, entreprenurial high tech companies and look for aspects that can be imitated within IBM


  2. "Why work for IBM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good paid good benefit, good loactions, people are friendly there
    Generally good culture
    Benefits seem decent
    Stock options (now restricted stock) for a large portion of the company
    CEO is very dynamic and a thoughtful engineer and businessman. Very charismatic.
    Generally good at retaining people
    Projects are technically challenging
    Do more with less

    Cons

    . It takes an enormous amount of work to change the way they do things and it is just not happening that quickly. They continue to portray a positive attitude and the continuous "work harder" mantra in company meetings but people are doing that. As others have said, I think they have lost touch with employees as well and constantly try to convince themselves that their course of action is right. Some of the aggressiveness with schedule shows they are a little out of touch with employees (who know when it is realistic and not).

    Advice to Management

    Very hard to re-evaluate themselves but they really need to see if the old guard is doing the job. Lots of people have been there a very long time and have moved up but they may need some fresh blood. Action needs to be taken to show that they will not stand for late projects and someone has to be shown to be responsible for that.

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