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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. Great

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    Former Employee - Business Placement in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    Helped a lot, good, nice, fantastic news is the same as what I've done except just professional and then

    Cons

    High expectations and then not sure what you want to do with my laptop was downstairs

    Advice to Management

    Gotta bang bang bang bang bang on the phone and then not sure what you want to do with my laptop was

  2. It specialist

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Usual large company benefits, variety, colleagues

    Cons

    Different parts of the organisation have completely different levels of staff investment, being in a delivery area, you are just holding on to your job till it can be done cheaper offshore

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your current UK staff, newly recruited senior staff will not stay

  3. Helpful (1)

    Short termism..

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great people and long standing reputation Good breadth of solutions including end to end sw, support and services

    Cons

    Short term focus from senior management on current qtr expense Finance driven company - finance has the power not he Business leaders Pay rises are driven by a position on a scale vs performance and contribution

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at short term fixes to mis-management of commitments to Wall street and start thinking about sustainability of the business. Thin out the top exec layers vs the workers doing the customer interaction stuff

  4. Dynamic Company

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, Fast moving, Sales Oriented, Delivery Focus

    Cons

    Process can be constraining at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible to conditions on the ground.

  5. Commercial manager

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexibility - remote working options. People - excellent office environment Client exposure

    Cons

    Large organisation, can feel like a little fish in a big pond

    Advice to Management

    More communication from senior executives

  6. Constant threat of redundancy

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues at my level

    Cons

    Constant threat of redundancy demoralizing

    Advice to Management

    not sure what they are going to do to improve the situation

  7. Helpful (5)

    An increasingly unpleasant place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Sales in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The Kudos of working for such an iconic brand Reasonable salary and benefits Unlimited opportunity for career progression

    Cons

    Employees are not valued - only shareholders Rule by fear culture Persistent threat of redundancy Ageing, cumbersome organisation that can't compete with newer, agiler, forward-thinking organisations Senior management consistently making bizarre decisions

    Advice to Management

    Resign

  8. Helpful (2)

    Living the dream!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 2 years

    Pros

    When I landed a contract with IBM, it was a dream come true. I would be learning from the "Best" & the acknowledged Market Leader. People also were massively impressed by it on my CV. The individuals I worked alongside were top quality too.

    Cons

    The whole ethos of current IBM is saving $$$$. They are constantly looking for ways to manage people out & replace them with cheaper offshore candidates, This is great for the budgets & the stock price but not so great for the customer. Top professionals are being performance reviewed out, leading to an overstretched & demoralised workforce, unable to supply the agreed contracts to the customer. Sad to be part of but...

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    Advice to Management

    Respect the quality & loyalty of your staff whilst there is still the opportunity or "Big Blue" will be no more, Quality staff will still want IBM on their CV so will still join.....for now.... but I'm not sure many would rejoin. Living off reputation largely now.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with great people, getting involved with exciting work, being a part of a world leading research institution, good benefits

    Cons

    There has been an erosion of employment rights over recent years leading to uncertainty of job security. Work life balance can sometimes be difficult with customer travel.

    Advice to Management

    Older employees with family and commitments would be happier with lower salaries but better job security. Younger employees with less loyalty prefer cash in the hand.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Not too bad

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    Former Employee - Various in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Good benefits, work from any location

    Cons

    Regularly reducing staff and off shoring

    Advice to Management

    None

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