I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)
The people are of the highest caliber! The pay and benefits are great. Severance package is really good.
Big company means a lot of red tape sometimes. Constant layoffs for US folks.
When they acquired us, they grandfathered out PTO accrual from the former company, which was better than what most IBM employees accrued.
There were rumors of mandatory employee attrition percentage and the evaluation process made that believable. My manager told me senior management was requiring her to cut one employee and I drew the short straw.
Morale was poor.
Lots of wasteful meetings.
Advice to Management
Be more honest. Be leaders and not paper pushers. Think of employees as humans, not as corporate assets.
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