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Excellent enterprise exposure. Very good as you first job out of college.

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Great people
- Chance to work on very large enterprise projects
- Global organisation
- Stable job

Cons

- Corporate environment
- Similar roles

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back tea and coffee!!!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Littleton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The only reason I can think of working for IBM is the work/life balance. But the company is keeping layoff people and outsourcing jobs. So the workload is getting heavier every day.

    Cons

    Low Salary and worst benefits in the industry
    Very political work environment
    No career opportunities at all.
    Old technologies and not used in world outside.
    The only way to pop up company profit is to layoff and outsource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees nice and don't think of them as slave and cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Used to be my best dream job

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you love exceptionally great technology you may get the change to work with it if you work in IBM.
    Great technological legacy: just take the mainframe over 48 years old and still going strong
    Continuous investment in technological innovation
    Nurturer of Unix in general AIX and Linux
    Great CPU tech: Power and System p or Power 7 in new Power System
    Great storage tech: DS8000 Series

    Cons

    5 years ago I would have give it 10 stars out of 5... my enthusiasm has been squashed since then by the cohort of so called "freezes": education freeze, Q4 spending freeze, travel freeze, beginning of Q1 freeze, end of Q2 freeze etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know know even the largest businesses are struggling to keep relevant in this very fast moving world
    but there must be better ways to manage and grow a company than ONLY through cutting costs, and cater to share holders by driving up share value at all cost.
    I argue that this is a sure way to fail on the long term.
    I would quit applying one size fits all business strategy in China and Europe and the same time in Australia and US. One global strategy is probably easier to manage but the company is wasting valuable resources down this road.
    Adapt and be flexible and nimble learn from the start-up culture instead of over burdening and eventually choking and demoralizing valuable and highly skilled people with bureaucracy, over-regulation, ITIL, other overkill overboard management shackles etc. in the end rendering them ineffective and unproductive.
    Capitalize on own technology instead helping the competition to gain more market share.
    Really invest in people and empower them and motivate them and let them bring more legitimate and long term business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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