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IBM isn't that great of a place to work.

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

ProsThere are good discounts with business partners. It looks good on a resume when you look for a new job (and most of us inevitably will).

ConsLayoffs even when the company's profits are in the billions. The CEO describes layoffs as 'business as usual'. We're expected to create world-class products using worthless, freebie tools that don't work properly. Managers change jobs regularly every two years, leading to instability in every group. Quotas in performance reviews stop careers from progressing. The internal financial results our bonuses are based on are always somehow lower than the public results, so our bonuses are always lower than projected.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like an asset, not disposable parts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, but like any large company has its issues.

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at IBM


    Pros: IBM is a large and diverse company that has many opportunities for… Cons: Being a large company there are many bureaucratic restrictions that prevent progress in a timely fashion. This is especially true given the economic situation,… Advice to Senior Management: Define priorities and but our effort towards those items, instead… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at IBM


    Pros: Large company with opportunities in many fields. You can change jobs from time to time. You can move to other parts of the… Cons: For a US based mechanical engineer - they appear to be getting out of the hardware business and are moving work to Asia. So… Advice to Senior Management: Pay more attention to the details of the business. You are tying employees'… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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