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Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great open leadership team at least in my corner of the company. I've been able to gather a top notch team of skilled professionals delivering service to our end customers.

    Cons

    Idiotic decisions being made at HQ removing resources without even a chance to prepare for reduction.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to fine tune with a hatched instead of a scalpel. Seek and listen to input from lower level leaders and workers.


  2. "Great potential....but"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Strategist in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A very large portfolio of software products and the potential to provide an end to end platform to help companies know and sell to their customers.

    Cons

    A culture that sells speeds and feeds/features and benefits as opposed to providing solutions. A company focusing on short-term gains to the exclusion of ensuring its future.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to succeed at and head towards it come hell or high water. March to one mission statement and Lincoln quoting scripture said it best, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Software, services, Watson, should think "IBM first" by default rather than trying to sell your services, software or hardware and the rest of IBM be damned.

  3. "Web/graphics Designer"

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    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Web Graphics Designer in Lake Mary, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a lot of exposure to developing technology.

    Cons

    Jobs are going to India

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions.


  4. "IBM Review"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for such a large company allows you to meet so many other talented people in the industry.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large and global it takes a very long time for tasks to be completed. Communication has room for improvement and processes change frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate openly to employees without so many secrets.


  5. "Senior IT Architect / Project Manager / People Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect/Project Manager/People Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect/Project Manager/People Manager in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual community, flexibility, strong leaders, good people

    Cons

    Constant change of internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that are loyal and are high performers.


  6. "Product Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IBM hires very good people, that like work together and get the job done. They pay competitively, and have fair benefits.It is generally a good working environment to get experience and work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    The term Human Resource is descriptive term to IBM. They treat there people as a simple resource/commodity, to be hired, or let go, as needs rise or fall. May be good business, but it impacts morale at times.


  7. "18 Month 6 Managers a Business in Transformation"

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    Former Freelancer - Partner Technical Advocate in Orlando, FL
    Former Freelancer - Partner Technical Advocate in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High profile company
    Cool Technology - Poor Marketing

    Cons

    Lost touch with Customers
    Constant shift of resources led to customer distrust and allowed competing products to penetrate a space that they had better products.
    6 Managers in 18 months no leadership drifting ship
    You train all the employees to learn the new leading technology but then won't allow them to apply for jobs because you're only hiring "EXTERNALLY"

    Advice to Management

    Just get back to taking care of your customers and making sure they understand that you have great solutions that if they will trust you again can be deployed. Quit preventing existing employee's from participating in open positions!

  8. "Depends on where you work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many very bright individuals working at IBM. At the working level there is a sincere desire to meet and exceed the customer's expectations.

    Cons

    Too many executives using cost cutting and workforce reduction rather than innovation to improve financial outlook. No longer leveraging expertise to support enterprise customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you can provide a few months of knowledge transfer to someone, replace someone with extensive experience and still win new business and maintain current customers. Stop pretending you can just buy another company and suddenly make the portfolio more valuable. Stop pretending that adding more executives will make IBM better.


  9. "You can do it @ IBM - Maybe..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard to advance, hard to get bonuses & pay raises.. But if you can rock out top scores, close crit-sits, and keep customer sat very high, all while helping others and making people notice, you can navigate these waters. It is basically the top 2-3% of performers in IBM that move up the ranks and pay bands and land the $ awards.

    Cons

    See pros for more info..

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth a bit. As IBM reinvents itself, do realize that a average / above average performer won't be around for long with no bonuses & raises.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "IBM - New Transition Manager"

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    Current Employee - New Transition Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - New Transition Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for those that put the time in, and the benefits are comparable to same jobs in other companies of like positions.

    Cons

    IBM is going through company direction changes and has had multiple Resource Actions (layoffs) over the last several years. Hard to stay focused and engaged when you are constantly concerned you are going to be part of the workforce to be let-go. These layoffs include high performers, and all levels of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the people that have dedicated themselves to the company and the current success of the company before you decide to replace employees by offshore employees.


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