Questions and Answers about IBM

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Ensure that a manager has the proper skill-set for the job, and to keep in the position for the right amount of time and to have opportunity to evaluate their staff correctly.

Answered - Sr. Oracle DBA (Former Employee) - Dubuque, IA

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Treat your employees with importance, and not as if they are expendable.

Answered - IT Manager (Former Employee) - Littleton, MA

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Never worked at IBM I was a sub-contractor on a very short term assisgnment

Answered - Mainframe Senior Systems Programmer (Former Employee) - Baltimore County, MD

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There needs to be a demanding, gold standard of quality. Too many things get lazily put in the products and it shows. If people and teams put out poor work, something has to be done about it. The culture is one of mediocrity and it won't change without tough decisions.

Answered - Software Designer (Current Employee) - Austin, TX

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Treat people with respect and be more selective about the kinds of people they promote to senior level management.

Answered - Senior Program Manager/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) - Fairfax, VA

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How about taking management 101 classes and implementing what they learn. Treat the rank and File as people.

Answered - Computer Specialist (Former Employee) - Boulder, CO

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Answered - Sr. Analyst (Former Employee) - Karnataka

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Focus on the performance of the employee rather than profit margin.
Not require employees to work more than 40 hrs to ensure customer billing was high - recognize employee efforts

Answered - IT Project Manager (Former Employee) - Dubuque, IA

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Look to develop, challenge, and reward young talent.

Answered - Project Manager (Current Employee) - Austin, TX

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New CEO, focus on longer term growth initiatives, and not next quarter.

Answered - Vice President (Current Employee) - New York, NY

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