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"Been good to me but I'm starting to question how good the future is going to be"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive IT Architect
Current Employee - Executive IT Architect
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Work with smart people
Work on projects that matter
High performance culture
Good to own the stock
Pretty good at recognizing and rewarding the top people

Cons

Relentless cost cutting
Relentless globalization
Training and development of people frequently subject to budget cuts
What training is mostly distance learning or self-paced online. Almost no classroom training anymore.
Financial focus on quarterly numbers

Advice to Management

You can't keep underinvesting in training and development of people.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good for young people"

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

    Pros

    - progressive & flexible HR policy
    - access to limitless job opportunity, HR policy facilitates job mobility
    - relatively stable, one tends to see a higher proportion of long-time employees vs other companies

    Cons

    - Highly matrixed, decentralized decision making, sometime one feels there's no central authority to make the quick and right decisions
    - Not enough knowledgeable workers, some folks just talk
    - Can be too virtual, little face-to-face meetings due to globalized work environment
    - Promotes work life integration, not balance. Takes a lot of getting used to

    Advice to Management

    - be more measured on the globalization drive, a virtualized workforce does not build a sense of belonging
    - restore authority to regional management, leadership gets diluted at the local management


  2. "It's a wonderful experience to be an IBM'er"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, courses available for personal & professional advancement

    Cons

    Compensation, appraisal process not clear

    Advice to Management

    Appraisal process needs to be revamped

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