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Good Place to grow technically

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

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

Pros

Plenty of learning opportunites.
Good technical programs for employees (redbooks, certifications)
Technical career path.

Cons

Low salary.
Low salary increase curve.
Too many levels of management and approvals.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Rochester, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, MN (US)

    I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, Nice coworkers, Innovative company

    Cons

    The location was not my favorite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stodgy, bureaucratic, and full of infighting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Staff Member  in  Yorktown Heights, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Research Staff Member in Yorktown Heights, NY (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They're not going to go out of business any time soon. There are some very very smart people there, and they might talk to you once in a while. They have nice buildings, but you won't get to work in one.

    Cons

    They are frickketty *HUGE*. Your project will get lost in the shuffle. The divisions of the company are perpetually in conflict. Your project will get cancelled when executives change, which happens every year or so. They have more bureaucracy and internal processes than the federal government. IBMers often spend years in miserable corners of the company. Pretty much *everyone* there is miserable much of the time though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of you (management) should cease to be management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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