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Good place but includes travel. Management is good. Can get monotonous. Promotions not easy. Pay is good benefits are ok. Interview process is long. Very process oriented so getting through the process is tough and takes too long
A productive and stressfree workplace with cooperative environment
Started my career here. Learned alot and became well respected engineer. When IBM fell on hard times starting in 1990's environment grew increasingly toxic. Laid off in 2007. By then it was a pressure cooker, burned out many engineers. Today I would not trust them, everyone I knew eventually got laid off.
IBM is overall a good company to work for. The issue is that everyone knows everyone so if something were to happen they protect their people. The work life balance is good, they offer remote work if needed which is always a plus. The location that I work for is small and not much of a team. They don't really respect women or treat them as equals. They have a really high churn rate that scares the employees due to massive layoffs that frequently occur.
I worked remotely and rarely worked directly with IBM. The culture was similar to other places that I've worked. There are some people eager to work with you and some that can be difficult. You just need to recognize who you're dealing with and adjust the conversations accordingly. Overall it's a good place to work.
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I held a variety of professional positions during my 12 years at IBM. As you might expect, some of these positions were more fulfilling than others. My best assignment was two years at IBM Research in New York.
Some managers were quite bad.
IBM is not what it was. The implied social contract between you and the company doesn't exist anymore, especially if you are in a client-facing or commissioned role. The expectation is 100% loyalty towards the company, and 0% towards the employee. You can exceed quota, travel to awards locations for exceeding expectations, win kudos, be considered a thought leader...and get shown the door the next week. It's a bloodless machine which chews you up and spits you out for no reason other than your name comes up in some random selection. You can make a lot of $ here. But, don't depend on it for the long term career (unless you father or mother has managed to hang on and make it to the executive level).
work from home and self-directed assignments
No job security or recognition of efforts
The company does not really seem to know what it's doing right now. I support three products, none of which are really being sold by our sales team. Instead, the team is pushing a new product, which is fine, but for some reason, our manager is reluctant to help us train on the new product, which we are totally qualified to support.
Work from home, free food when you are on site.
Bad management, contradictory messages.
Great place to work if you have the right manager that supports you.Employees are friendly.Most enjoyable part is meeting new people and new assignments.Hardest part is getting people to let your opinions count and not look at it as only their opinions matter.
Opportunites to take classes and learn
Managers do not like employees to move but feel it is ok if they try to better themselves