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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "You own your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Drive your career and personal growth
    Many mentor/mentee opportunities
    Pays well
    Internal Training
    High bonus if recognized on project for great work

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of how much work an individual must do each week
    unbalance of work/life
    Project staffed with few experienced resources and many unexperienced resources

    Advice to Management

    Sell projects to staff them appropriately. Be upfront with the expected workload so a competitive salary can be negotiated.


  2. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Strong Solutions
    2) Respected Company
    3) Many Senior People

    Cons

    1) Slow to Improve
    2) Too spread out
    3) Too many old-timers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those doing the work

  3. "Outplaced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to telecommute from home is very nice. I did gain another year of work as apposed to being laid off.

    Cons

    I was outsourced to IBM from my position at Centurylink which lasted 15 years. Required to train my replacement.

    Advice to Management

    The concept of laying off higher paid workers in order to hire lower paid workers, is what is wrong with this country. It is driving down wages.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not what is was"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities and exposure to a variety of industries. Great experience, IBMers were good people to work with, always willing to help and get the job done..

    Cons

    Corporate management focuses on EPS, uses employees and contractors as a commodity to reduce spending via reduced hours, layoffs, etc. Increased offshoring of jobs, reduced salaries, reduced educational opportunities for US workers. Organic revenues have been steadily declining.


  5. "I/T Architect"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I/T Architect in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - I/T Architect in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    technically challenging with board range of duties

    Cons

    morale is poor and more and more work is piled on to people.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to some core values


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charleston, SC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's great for your resume. The company is very large and diversified. As a consultant, you are exposed to many different opportunities and client situations. The experience is invaluable. The networking opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    There is to much bureaucracy. It is very hard, if not impossible, to change jobs. You basically have to quit and come back. This also holds true for a significant pay change (>10%). The executives seem to be the 'untouchables', providing no perceived value to the working class. The direction of the company is never made clear.

    Advice to Management

    Please retire and make the company less top heavy.


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