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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 (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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    Stodgy, bureaucratic, and full of infighting

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    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 (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM is a terrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is no Pros to being a US-based IBM employee.

    Cons

    No valid career plans, no raises, no emphasis on customers. Employees are left hanging in front of customers with no management support. The goal is to eliminate all US jobs, and to make it as uncomfortable as possible for US employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start concentrating and listening to customers instead of always concentrating on internal IBM affairs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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