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A typical large global corporation
Consulting Method Architect and Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Silicon Valley, CA17 June 2012
Overall OK place to work BUT:
- No clear relationship between what you do and the bottom line
- Reactive management practices including laying off employees (esp. in geographical areas where they are expensive, i.e. the US) whenever the economy in salary is likely to offset the resulting loss in business or productivity
- Possibly using the constant threat of lay-off to create internal competition among employees by scaring them into working harder

BOTTOM LINE: As an IBM employee your highest priority is not to do your job or help the corporation, but constantly manage your career and image by maximizing your visibility, the opinion management has of you, as well as your general popularity.
In other words, the key to success is being a much better politician than everyone else, while professional skills are secondary.

Clever politicking will keep you off lay-off lists (that are created twice a year during so-called "ranking sessions") and may qualify you for the elusive promotion or 20+% performance bonus (let's face it, the ordinary 3 to 5% is a tip, not a bonus)
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Dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Content Writer (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON12 December 2017
The smartest people working as hard as possible. The employees at IBM are simply the best you will find in any corporate company. Creating a work/life balance is possible if the employee takes ownership of creating the balance and maintaining it. World-class training in all aspects of the technology business, sales, technical/lab opportunities, and worldwide roles available.
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IBM is indeed one of the best places to work and grow. The company ha soffered me the best of the oppurtunities and the management is very motivating
Sr. Test lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2017
IBM is indeed one of the best places to work and grow. The company has offered me the best of the opportunities and the management is very motivating. I have always been encouraged to take up challenges, which has helped in my professional growth.
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