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"It was a great company few years ago, now it is mediocre"

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Houston, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

IBM exp Looks good on resume, there are lot of great people who you can learn a lot on the projects

Cons

too big, lousy internal IBM team

Advice to Management

Compensation is below the market level, need to stay competitive with the market

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM is a rewarding, challenging, innovative and flexible place to work with great colleagues and customers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Certified IT Specialist Software Techsales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Certified IT Specialist Software Techsales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    IBM enables highly motivated individuals to flourish and cultivate rich rewarding careers. High value employees are given the opportunity to thrive in narrow and broad pursuits, across specific disciplines, professions and management paths, depending on the best fit. The company culture is predominantly solid and founded on respect for the individual, innovation, high performance and excellence. IBM rewards top performers with the opportunity to excel technically, professionally and financially. Skills development, work-life-balance and career opportunities abound. No company is perfect, but at IBM the good far outweighs the bad.

    Cons

    Any company that is large enough and diverse enough to cultivate sophisticated products, services and talent has the potential to be complex. It took me >5 years to fully acclimate to IBM's vast network of talent, technology and organizations. Once acclimated, however, the vastness of talent and capability at IBM is by far a net positive to anyone's career aspirations and daily moral.

    Advice to Management

    At any company as large as IBM there is the potential to loose great people if proper and focused retention plans are not adequately funded and applied efficiently. IBM Management needs to do a better job of proactively compensating and nurturing top performers to guard against great people leaving IBM and/or getting burned out.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "too much politics and policies, less actual work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you may be lucky to work on real products and real customers, occasionally interesting challenges to solve.
    nothing left, used to have great technologies but marketing is bad. the company is too big and not flexible.

    Cons

    too much politics and policies, less actual work
    everything is getting off-shored, no young talents working in the company. professionals are leaving. lack of motivation. management is seeking every possibility to cut cost and transfer all jobs to India or China.

    Advice to Management

    stop off-shoring and raise your own talents, motivate people and let them grow. respect their interests and work-life balance. market and populate your products, make them simpler/cheaper to start using and understand real benefits.

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