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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect for the individual employee, and leadership in technology (think) are core principles at IBM

    Cons

    IBM is forgetting it's corporate history, and what made it a great company

    Advice to Management

    stop managing to the stock price

  2. Helpful (1)

    IBM isn't what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Systems Support Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have freedom and flexibility. Not stuck in a cube all day. I get to work on some of the largest computer systems in the world in many different locations.

    Cons

    The company is a slow motion train wreck. Consumed by chasing earning numbers. They desperately need a tech visionary to bring the 'next big thing' to market. Pay and benefits are constant being degraded, and respect for the individual is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about development of new product, and recruitment and retaining great employees, and the earnings will take care of themselves.

  3. Global SAP Cloud Architect

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    Former Employee - Global SAP Cloud Architect in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team problem solving,company resources, IT trend setter

    Cons

    Management, relentless business pressure, extreme profit orientation

  4. Tech Lead

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      Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Richmond, VA

      I worked at IBM for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good Job support, I was picked up as a full time Employee after one year. Able to work from home on most accounts

      Cons

      Helping to find another after being with them for three years would have been nice, but it seemed Cobol jobs are very limited in the Richmond, Va

    • Benefits

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Chesterfield, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Flex time and location Good team ethics and work efforts

      Cons

      Seeming nonsensical layoffs with non ethical packages. Employees who have worked 10+ years got the same severance as new hires. 401K has been decreased well below industry standard. Employees are over stressed, over worked, and under appreciated.

      Advice to Management

      Treat employees as your greatest asset. We want to do our best and need your support to do it.

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      Server Engineer

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      Former Employee - Server Engineer in Richmond, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      IBM was great when I first started in 2005. It wen down hill 3 years later. Good health care benefits. The only thing that made me stick around was I had a great manager.

      Cons

      Constantly outsourcing. Have to hand hold India staff. No accountability for offshore staff and their inability. No work life balance. Upper management constantly trying to work exempt staff 60 hours a week. Pay raises and/or bonuses are years apart if you get one. IBM focused on doing the least amount of work possible for the contract. They don't supply the software/tools to do the job. Only way to get tools is if it...

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      Advice to Management

      Do the job you were contracted to do and stop with excuses about the customer. Staff onshore accordingly for the work you contracted to do. If you do a good job on the contract in the fist place you can set your contract prices higher. Not low ball to keep the contract. Invest in your employees and train them.

    • System Analyst

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      Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Company size, opportunity, matrixed work environment. Great training opportunities and benefits. Well respected company name.

      Cons

      Impersonal with significant leadership changes. Thinning of management levels should lead to greater company flexibility and speed to market. Instead it is still creating hesitancy as management levels are reluctant to exercise their new decision making responsibilities.

    • programmer job

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      Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Richmond, VA
      Recommends

      I worked at IBM for more than a year

      Pros

      good work conditions good managemnt

      Cons

      contract cut short due to client

    • Great

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      Former Employee - Senior SAP FICO Consultant in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Can be more flexible than what it is now

    • Delivery manager

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      Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      access to an incredible amount of information, access to training, and a chance to work with some of the most brilliant people on earth

      Cons

      It takes a while to understand the culture; without good connections is hard to find your next assignment or get ahead

      Advice to Management

      listen more to the people doing the work, be transparent to the clients, and look on the ground not the skies

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