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"IBM is a great place to work."

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Former Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Consulting IT Specialist in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

IBM is an extremely large company that has a variety of job opportunities. Many positions at IBM enable you to work from home when not at a client/customer.

Cons

Currently, IBM has too much management and has reversed the changes made by Sam Palmisano's predecessor. Therefore, there are too many chiefs and not enough indians. The career planning / mentoring at IBM is pure marketing hype and has no true value.

Advice to Management

Reduce the amount of management and invest more $$ in valuable technical resources and R&D.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Development in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Firmware Development in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in software/firmware development in Rochester/MN for about three and half years as a vendor. Lot of freedom in getting the job done, not much monitoring. Everybody's potential seems to have been well utilized. Co-workers were really very helpful in getting up to speed during the first six months - 1 year. Very little office politics, and negative coworkers. Fast paced environment but project was well planned/organized, little chaos. Helps a lot in work/life balance by allowing to work from home, flexible working hours etc.

    Cons

    For vendors there are some non job related problems since it is very difficult to convert to full time employee due to some legal restrictions ...

    Advice to Management

    Use resources more effectively.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Have worked hard, but hard work doesn't seem to be appreciated... at least not monetarily!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Armonk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Work from home. Auto contribution to 401k

    Cons

    Too big, a lot of slackers. Very difficult to "work your way up" as all future raises will be based upon your incoming salary with a 5% promotional cap. 5% of nothing is nothing, even though the nothing is backed by an MBA (3.9 GPA). Will be moving on......

    Advice to Management

    IBM preaches "human capital - our greatest asset"... look around, phenomenal people, exceptional talent. Tap that market - but PAY them what their worth. Enough empty salary takers based upon ability to "get in with the right person" - these opportunities aren't available to all. Sometimes, the less you know the less you're a threat so the more you're paid by your manager.

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