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IBM Good place to work, but less salary

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Current Employee - IBM Good Place to Work, But Less Salary
Current Employee - IBM Good Place to Work, But Less Salary

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Good place to work, but less salary

Cons

less salary,less leaves, more flexible

Advice to ManagementAdvice

no

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    Heavy workload, but many opportunities

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    Former Employee - GTS Midrange Engineer in Damastown (Ireland)
    Former Employee - GTS Midrange Engineer in Damastown (Ireland)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Many opportunities with a variety of customers.
    A lot of freedom to innovate and develop better ways of doing things.
    Huge opportunities to learn and develop abilities.
    A lot of independence given to staff.

    Cons

    Clients are overpromised resources and services that haven't been developed. More coordination because sales and technical services would easily resolve this.
    Staff not protected from verbal aggression and abuse from customers.
    Not enough listening to lower level staff with direct customer facing roles.
    Failure to manage workloads resulting in hugely unrealistic workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate relationships between management and operational staff more effectively.
    Stop selling services you cannot deliver, or at least delay implementation until capabilities are developed.
    Don't pick up bad customers on the promise of future business - it is already resulting in collosal losses.
    Listen to your staff - don't just take the clients word for it.
    Stop promising resources to clients that don't exist.

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    Hard work is rewarded. Career opportunities abound but networking skills are a must.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Professional to the core. No arrogance about the great work that is done. Client is king. Work hard to maintain strong partnerships. Great technology that can change the world.

    Cons

    Professionalism can read as too stuffy or boring. While there are some fun events such as a quarterly afternoon with beer and music, it isn't Google/Apple/Facebook-type fun. No awesome bands coming to play, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If folks want a carefree place to work, it isn't likely you will become a manager at IBM. At the low level, it can be more relaxed but as you move up, fun isn't pervasive. I don't think it necessarily should be so I am not sure they should change anything. IBM culture is professionalism even though that may be boring at times - it is dependable.

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