IBM management total scum
My first manager who rose to be the European director of systems engineering one time when I was a trainee he planted two elbows on the desk and just glared at me for a number minutes. I also remember one time when some Americans were visiting he and a buddy of his a senior marketing manager who was probably an alcoholic and certainly the most evil of people you could ever meet discussing puting small amounts of LSD in an employees coffee. I think it was alcohol talking as they discussed puting in in his teeth and finally the IBM water supply idea to boost peoples ideas and save the pension plan lots of money.
I was the large systems specialist in the London City branch we installed 4 x 3900 at the time when even Lloyds bank were not buying, still only got a 2 on my ANC. Was not a manager that told me I should patent things but a master inventor. Getting a patent did not my change rating and when challenged got the response yes but it does not do anything for the division. Why did I waste 30 years of my life working for them? Certain Karma that Apple are now worth $3Tn and Microsoft not far behind, IBM $122Bn about 1/24 the size. At the end of the day they are a marketing company, control freaks who would spend 50% of the time discussing who in the customer were the decision makes and what handles they had on them. Plotting harming their careers if they were not pro IBM. Senior managers clueless about strategy hence screw up with PC business, missing, realising the value in marketing i.e. Google, Facebook, impact of smart phones. The only people in IBM with any real honesty were in Research,