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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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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    great employer for my specific field (need to be lucky too)

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility of time and place of work
    learn from great people in Masterclasses and work with industry thought leaders
    possibility to specialize in several different areas

    Cons

    internal processes and approvals (but that stands for every big company I guess)
    rigid career advancement process ans specialization silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more young people in, especially in Western Europe..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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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