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  1. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good R&D
    Strong history and brand recognition
    Freedom to run your business depending on management chain

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy
    too much pressure
    micro management of forecast at all levels of management
    too big to get things done
    place no value on employees contributions, laying off many people who spent career at IBM for 30+ years and giving them 1 month severance.

    Advice to Management

    value your people who helped build the company
    focus not he clients, not t he spreadsheets and maybe revenue will grow again


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great starter job for someone out of school or trade school.

    Cons

    They do not take care of their employees like they use to.

  3. "Great Company to start your career with!!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Work Environment
    - Work/Life Balance
    - Great Mentorship

    Cons

    - A lot of lay offs


  4. "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great technology, excellent training

    Cons

    Mgmt layers and processes

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting top SME leave and flatten mgmt ranks


  5. "Some notes from a former contractor"

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good variety of projects and locations. Personnel are friendly and professional. Excellent opportunity to work with technical experts. Flexible schedule and remote opportunities are a big plus.

    Cons

    For a supposed leader in tech, far too many inefficient processes. Receiving a badge and a login for key systems took way too long after completing a background check and coming on site. Processes for protocols were not transparent and required asking multiple people. The need to call tech support to change a password is incomprehensible and inexcusable.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your processes, create business processes that are transparent and clearly communicated, and work with engineers to create non-painful system protocols that give your staff more autonomy. It shouldn't look to your team members like the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. Most employees want to follow rules; don't set them up with conflicting instructions that force them to decide which ones to break.


  6. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company went from BAD to Worse"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Years ago it was a great company. The last 10 to 15 years have been horrible. Senior management cares about no one but themselves. HR is incompetent and a puppet. They are pretty much worthless when it comes to being an employee advocate.

    Cons

    You are constantly looking over your shoulder to be permanently laid off. Pay for performance is a joke. It doesn't matter if you[re a top performer and have been for years, one day they will eventually get rid of you when they need to cut more cost. Everyone is just a number. There is no focus at all on what should be their most valued resource: their employees!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the IBM Board of Directors - FIRE CEO GINNI ROMETTY! She has non-performed for almost 20 quarters now and she is still around? What is wrong with you? Is this a scratch my back I'll scratch yours deal? You look stupid and I can't imagine this continuing for much longer. Shame on you!.

  8. "Great company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a beast slow to move, takes small steps and moves the world ahead

    Cons

    passe of work for some may feel it is very time consuming


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is a solid company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very disciplined. Focus on innovation. Respect for individual. Ability to move to different roles while maintaining network.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Focused more on cost cutting than business improvement.


  10. "Pay Less and no job security"

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    Current Contractor - Java Lead/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Java Lead/Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    opportunities to learn IBM technologies

    Cons

    Pay Less and no job security

    Advice to Management

    Dont follow, and lead like what google does and what apple used to do and give opportunities for the current and past to learn/work in different technologies.


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