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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
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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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    "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.


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    "A great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. A large portion of IBM works from home and flexibility is part of the culture as long as goals are met.

    Cons

    Large, rigid corporation. People don't leave often so opportunities for advancement come much slower than in smaller organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Quit wasting Billions buying back stock and keep salaries pacing inflation, last year you spend 20x the money buying back stock while employees lagged inflation. Demand more from employees in exchange for keeping up with inflation. In the short term keeping salaries low works but long term your employees start to focus on side jobs to maintain thier quality of life.

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