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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubuque, IA (US)
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubuque, IA (US)

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

Pros

Great management and co-workers, come and go whenever for short breaks, no punch out time cards, hard work and long hours do pay off with recognition, free coffee all day, nice office with great views of Mississippi River, privacy rooms available for small meetings, nice conference rooms for team meetings, great desk set-up, intense but well-worth classes which offer free vouchers to obtain licenses upon completion.

Cons

Managers do change often but not really a con- this is a way to experience a 'fresh' outlook on team building which I suspect is why management does frequently change. If you are not one for adjustments or changes, this type of work force is not for you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not professional for people management

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Sales in Bangkok (Thailand)

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

    Pros

    - Good luck to be IBM brand over 100 years with a bunch of customer base that can up selling for old customer
    - Good knowledge base/tools/training to enable skill for staff and market
    - Big team work to support complex requirement from customer
    - Good for new graduate people to work and learn IT knowledge

    Cons

    - Office culture not match with dynamic of IT market: too much elegant, Big team with low services mind between team, too much monitor/check point to delay sales cycle that effect direct to customer satisfaction
    - Work live balance is negative with choice to choose family or work
    - Old style to work office as base even staff is mobile user. Very low technology to work as remote Web conference to make job done. Keep call face to face meeting for whole team. Waste time for travel back and forth with traffic.
    - Not so good to work for dynamic/skill/initiative person because of current culture is not support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - To improve manager skill of people management. Need more mutual for manager level that too much personal mood driven
    - Make sure that all manager apply for open door practice without bias
    - Current customer was ignore to consider up-selling (Services, new solution offer)
    - HR just messenger and administrator
    - With above point, high turn over that outside new professional staff can not survive, culture will getting older with old team, old mind set, hard to find new initiative from new blood to win new market and keep loosing customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unappreciative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours depending on the job

    Cons

    Horrible people management. Performance reviews are based on politics and not the individual. If you like to kiss butt, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less gossip, and get the facts from the employeess themselves, and not what everyone else is saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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