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"excellent, working on real product"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

front edge of research and smart people. The projects are aiming to meet the demands of real market. It is a good practice.

Cons

Not easy to get project idea approved in IBM. The new projects need to be associated with existing products. No free food.

Advice to Management

make the environment more equal, more freedom and put more encouragement on creative but risky things. Respect the international workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Hard work is recognized but compensation does not follow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexiblity of work at home
    Challenging work
    Autonomy
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation - Raises and Bonuses
    Globally Integrated enterprise - work being moved to low cost countries without proper support organization in place. People in US have to "clean up" issues
    Wallstreet is dictating expense cut. Company is trying to meeting quarterly projections at expense of employees
    US business is shrinking and employees are not given alternate career paths or training to reinvent themselves

    Advice to Management

    Good employees are leaving. There will be huge departure of employees nearing retirement in the next few years. Who will be left to run the company?


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I gained some good experience but no longer a company to build a career with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM is a large company that would provide most new hires with technical skill development and experience to prepare them for their next job.

    Cons

    IBM presents the illusion of job security and respect for the individual. Each employee is viewed as an interchangeable "resource" or object by many in management. Do not expect that exemplary performance or strong skills will translate to job security or reward.

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