Global Product Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Ashburn, VA – October 16, 2013
Pros: great work/life balance, teamwork, benefits
Great company to work for, good benefits, lots of work but great teamwork atmosphere. The team always covers your back. Great career path it you want to keep advancing but you can do the same thing if you like it and do not want to advance.
Project Manager (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – March 31, 2014
Pros: work from home
Cons: too much offshoring, sole attempt is to save money; offshore work is far less than 'functioning'
Offshoring of jobs. Several rounds of layoffs per year. Unmanageable '2015 Roadmap' by which the pledge is to increase earnings per share to $20. Great for stockholders, the writing is on the wall for US Employees. As employees and team members are layed off, the division sales quotas go up, so performing at 300% of 2011 quota with only 30% of headcount. – more... It used to be THE great American company. Their headquarters are all but shuttered, yet they enjoy all the perks and tax breaks of being a US employer. In 2001, they had over 300,000 US employees with appx 85,000 employees outside the US. In 2012, they stopped publishing the total US employees as it had fallen below 100,000; but they continue to push 'globalization', boasting 'over 300,000 employees worldwide'. They are now selling off bits and pieces to 'create revenue' as the clock is ticking towards Roadmap 2015. – less
Technical Project Manager (Former Employee), Research Triangle Park, NC – March 27, 2014
IBM is very flexible which can allow you to work from home or finish your task at night. Most of the project managers day would go in meetings and presenting status. I learned a lot at IBM on how to communicate with executives.
Annual resource actions have taken their toll on employee morale and job satisfaction.
Senior Program Manager / Team Lead - New Products (Current Employee), Rochester, MN – March 26, 2014
Pros: job location and working conditions
Cons: yearly lay-offs and shortage of staff to accomplish the work that is expected from upper manangement
A typical day is extremely fast paced and challenging. The people who are left are great to work with and I've been blessed to work with and learn from some of the best and brightest people around. The hardest part of the job now is that we are so short staffed that it's become virtually impossible to get the job done that needs to be done. The division – more... and the site I'm in has been shrinking / divesting for close to 10 years so it's time to step off this sinking ship. – less