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Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High Integrity of management, great benifits, fair salary, super work environment.

    Cons

    Must be flexible regarding Executive assignments and location.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to be returned to the 1960s and 1970s.


  2. "Business Controls Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Control Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Business Control Manager in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of international professionals.

    Cons

    Despite great benefits, company treats employees like furniture.

    Advice to Management

    If you want loyalty you need to show loyalty.

  3. "Company Evolving"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Program Director in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Accessibility to senior management
    Job flexibility
    Great benefits

    Cons

    constant layoffs
    too may inexperienced people
    empty suits abound...

    Advice to Management

    stop missing the boat on market opportunities
    IBM can become Great Again....
    commit to market segments and spaces
    know who your most valuable and intelligent employees are...
    take some risks.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Being Essential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ive work for and with several other companies... None match the level of purpose and impact on the world. I whistle on the way to work every day. Its also fun doing it with some of the smartest and most passionate people in the world.

    Cons

    Not enough time to change the world in a day, so we have to leave some for tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the transformation. It doesnt get done in a day, but its taking off!!!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    So far, all good.


  6. "Supervisor Graphics Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The managers there were great teachers who embraced creatives like me and offered many options for my career goals.

    Cons

    Flexibility to work from home was not offered to any one while i worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employees higher education with college assistance programs!


  7. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good systems and support services

    Cons

    Too little personal attention to individuals

  8. "My Perspective"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Executive in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Executive in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many varied opportunities in many professional fields

    Cons

    Too focused on quarterly financial results


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Misguided by a Focus on Shareholder Value"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mature infrastructure that provides very basic operating resources required to conduct business. There still are some very capable people that can provide true depth in their areas of expertise.

    Cons

    Extreme focus on Earnings Per Share is starving many areas of the needed funding for everything from development to commissions. Executive compensation based on stock price is skewing the decision process to focus on short term gain.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon the road map, stop stock buybacks, eliminate all excess management layers (including executives), and establish a long term focus on revenue growth. Given the level of expense pressure, everyone on the payroll should be contributing, but that still isn't the case. Make the choice to divest of certain business areas, but do so before starving them to death. Read the Washington Post article titled, "Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America".


  10. "Big giants but the company keep plugging along and innovating, gotta give em credit"

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    Former Contractor - PHP Programmer in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - PHP Programmer in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I mean is' ginormous. If you want any responsibility or to get notice, startup or just freelancing is best option, but it's a great name on the resume.

    Cons

    Lost in a massive herd.

    Advice to Management

    I never got to know management. Not even like middle level or even jr. middle level. Too huge for that.


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