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Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Tech giant with massive resources and really talented people. You work on products that are touched by millions in mission critical areas. For such a big company, it feels very nimble. You can easily reach any employee worldwide through Sametime. It feels like a tight-knit environment, even thought you are 1 or hundreds of thousands. Every manager I have dealt with is awesome. Uber professionalism throughout.

Cons

It is a big company. It takes weeks to do some things that would be done in hours in a startup. I wish product development was more streamlined. That similar products were merged or shut down. And that products would not be saddled with every single possible feature.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Every single manager I have dealt with is awesome. So keep picking good people.

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    Growing pains

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Columbia, MO (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IBM seems very generous with the way it handles its employees. Between the benefits package, IBM events, community discounts, essentially unlimited sick leave, and flexible work schedule, it has made for a fantastic starting point for an IT career.

    Cons

    IBM is implementing a new system for technical support, and it is currently going through understandable growing pains. For the most part management still seems to be trying to figure out how to best handle the new system, and many odd decisions are made that often hinder efficiency in favor of process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so afraid of third party software. IBM is really good at many things, but many items in their software portfolio should be scrapped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A well managed high tech giant

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the most talented people in the world. Highly diverse workforce. Great benefits. Unique and very professional culture.

    Cons

    High stress at times. Many times cuts are made in personnel with remaining personnel expected to pick up the workload. Work/Life balance is stressed, but difficult or impossible to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training. Even though IBM is a top tier company, it needs to become the far and above the top tier company it once was.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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