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IBM Employee Review

Great company with a few downfalls

5.0
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January 26, 2016
I enjoy working for IBM overall:

Pros:


- As a software support engineer, working hours are very predictable and rarely every drag on after hours.


- A global environment where it's easy to reach out to other IBMers around the world in different fields.


- Software support engineers get to work from home a lot even if it's in a different city away from the IBM office.


Cons:


- Salary is stagnant and you can go on a couple of years without a proper raise. I haven't received a decent raise in 4 years now.


- Absolutely bureaucratic! There's quite a lot of things that needs management approval. For example, I had an already APPROVED business trip (manager, manager's manager, manager's manger's manager). When I requested an HR letter, HR responded that I needed to send my manager's approval.
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