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All in all a great place to work in

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Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)
Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Haifa (Israel)

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Tolerant working place
Flexibility
A lot of smart people

Cons

A lot of processes sometimes slow you down
Bonuses are not great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to allow lighter processes to speed things up.

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    Accounting company that happens to sell technology.

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    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Software Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Generally good management
    Ethical and fair
    Good technology

    Cons

    As an accounting company, expenses are managed maniacally
    Being so big, things move and change very slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new folks to add more agility to the organization. Don't obsess over expenses (including comp plans) which degrade morale.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    IBM: The ongoing decline of a once-great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The name recognition still carries some weight worldwide. Also, the Watson commercials are pretty cool. Back in the day, no other company treated it employees better. Emphasis, of course, on "back in the day".

    Cons

    Job security has become an oxymoron; just ask the hundreds of people who were just let go as part of IBM's latest resource action/workforce remix/whatever. They actually called us "Surplus Employees" back during the Great Purge of 1993 (two decades from to what's being done now) Evidently, people run a distant second to profits in today's IBM environment...

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    Maybe you should rename the company "IB". After all, you do lots of "International Business" these days but don't seem to manufacture "Machines" anymore. I could also recommend treating your remaining employees humanely and fairly, but I have my doubts you'll even read this anyway...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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