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Enjoyed working there, with solid benefits/comp - however, alot of the work involves learning it the "IBM way" which doesn't necessarily translate well to the real world. It's one of the deficiencies of big companies.
This is not the place that you want to work if you need stability and benefits. They do not treat their Executive Assistants with any respect and have basically made them all contractors with no benefits after they've worked for the company for over 20 years. The only benefit there is would be working from home.
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While several of my previous organizations had employee populations of well over 100,000 employees, IBM dwarfs them by comparison with 340,000. While conducting needs analysis interviews, I asked on executive how we could think about a pilot group versus the entirety of her client organization. I was surprised to find that the pilot group has 70,000 employees! There is no shortage of opportunity to add value at IBM. Things can change in an instant and you must pivot quickly. About fifty days into my tenure with the company, I was asked to take over managing the team of eight data scientists formerly managed by a colleague who was leaving IBM. At the same time, we needed to ‘double-down’ on HR Analytics and brought together the Engagement & D&I Analytics team, the Leadership & Succession Analytics team, and the Reporting & Analytics team. I went from being a team of one to a team of thirty-five almost overnight. It was the right decision to leverage synergies and the respective talent of these formerly separate entities into on organization accelerating the time to value and enabling insightful reporting to guide us in our solutions. In my two months in the role. learned a great deal and developed important and lasting relationships that will no doubt be invaluable as I build out the OD practice in the future. My colleagues within and outside of HR have been very willing to provide support, answers, and resources upon request and even without asking at times. Without exception they have been forthcoming, helpful and interested in my success in the OD role. Several HR colleagues - plus...
I lead large global engineering and IT organizations. IBM has great people and culture as well as great benefits. There is a very big focus on diversity in addition to keeping skills current. IBM is a great company to work at.
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IBM offers many opportunities to grow by moving different roles and divisions. Practices are contemporary and sophisticated, however, expense controls related to the employee experience impact the corporate culture.
A lot of freedom and opportunity to learn and grow from a lot of clever people, however a lot of responsibility to succeed is placed on the individual.
Great place to learn. Work life place is supported by management. The learning opportunities are countless. They can provide more coaching and mentorship Very competitive in the technology space.
good place to learn
First, let me say that my group is awesome. The people are great, the environment is not bad at all, and most people come into the office with a smile on their face. However, compensation is not that great, raises and bonuses are few and far between, and half of the team is usually not in the office due to being sent on the road. In addition to that, IBM randomly lays off large pools of people every few years and no one has any sense of job security because of this. Not only that but they use an AI to figure out who to lay off, which isn't really saying much for interpersonal relationships in the company. The promotion process is a complete joke, and it entirely relies on one's manager to actually get the paperwork completed. As a designer, if you're on the bench, even if you're in a senior role, you are expected to clean up poorly designed slides for outside teams. It's basically scut work that college interns could do. Not exactly career nurturing initiatives.
friendly team, good environment, good culture
difficult promotions process, no career development, busy work, poor compensation
I worked remotely for IBM for 16 of the 19 years I worked for them. I was given a lot of freedom and interesting work but because the team I was on was large, I was not given the opportunity to learn automated testing which kept me from easily finding a new job when I was laid off.
IBM as a leader in the software industry has died. IBM has slowly killed the many enterprise level products that it acquired over the years. Many great products, many great engineers, and many great customers all gone because of misdirection by IBM Executives who think they have all the answers about where the industry is going.
If I were a white male, my career advancement and placement would have been assured at IBM. But alas, I am not a white male. I had high hopes when I was first hired and I drank the "Blue Kool-Aid" as it was called. A pro, in the beginning, was tuition reimbursement but even when I achieved my degree I found career advancement impossible because of restrictions placed on my division. Restrictions such as I could only apply for new jobs within my division, but of course, the available positions were outside my division. When I pointed this out and mentioned how I noticed white males in our department and division were able to advance to new positions, I asked where I could apply for these jobs as I didn't see them posted on the company's website. To placate me, they gave me a lateral move to a new position but with no pay raise and no advancement opportunities, again.
Tuition reimbursement if available
IBM does not only offer education and development courses for employees, it mandates them to the extent that one can almost never work an 8 hour day or take a full weekend off. There is also a complete lack of transparency around organizational objectives and changes including layoffs. The company shares it's vision but not to strategies and tactics for achieving it if those involve things like layoffs, hiring freezes, cuts to benefits etc. It's all positive on the surface but it's a facade.
6% match for 401(k)
lack of transparancy