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

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  • 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. Helpful (7)

    "Impersonal, unemotional profits machine. watson's IBM is dead"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues
    Plenty of internal education available
    frequent new acquisitions to challenge the mind
    Present in almost every imaginable customer and environment from the mundane to the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Employment cost reduction has become so intrusive that employees now feel like encumbrances, not useful assets to IBM.

    Zero job security outside the executive ranks.

    Arcane and undefendable internal processes.

    Profound lack of mutuality in the incentives of different IBMers even on the same team.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the $16bn in the locker. realize that IBM has enough money to buy another planet. spend some of it in making life better for hardworking IBMers.

    Tear up the unfair and divisive PBC process,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is big and global"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big, strong global company
    Leader in range of IT offering
    Lots of locations, clients
    Ability to work anywhere, telecommute
    International opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy cuts in home country in favor of cheaper labor in emerging markets (aka 3rd world)
    Always connected or on call
    Good at alot of things, the best only in a few
    EPS driven

    Advice to Management

    You may be a global company, but your home is in the USA. Stop shipping work to low cost countries at the expense of your US employees so you can maximize EPS and senior executive bonuses. think and be smarter.

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