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Thomas J. Watson

Updated on December 1, 2016

Thomas J. Watson Sr. and Jr. (Father and Son)

CEO of IBM - Watson Sr. was the founder of IBM and Watson Jr. build the company into a worldwide Computer company.

-Feb. 2015

Three reasons to love Thomas J. Watson

1. They established and built a great company - IBM Corp.

2. They had 3 simple beliefs -

  • Respect for the individual
  • Service to the customer
  • *Excellence must be a way of life

3. They started a great Research Divison - TJ Watson Research Center

IBM Corp.

IBM is an American Computer company established in 1911 by Thomas Watson Sr.

Chairman of IBM

Some misc. facts on Watson's IBM...

  • IBM gave a silver spoon to every new born baby of their employees.
  • IBM gave a gold watch or other prize gifts to employees with 25 years service (Quarter Century Club).
  • IBM has a zero tolerance policy with regard to alcoholic beverages.
  • Every year, Watson Scholarships are awarded to deserving High School graduates entering college. They are sons and daughters of IBM employees.
  • At Christmas time, employees and family are treated to a Christmas party where Santa gives out presents to kids under 12 years of age.
  • There is an annual Family Day get together that includes food and fun activities for the whole family.
  • THINK is the company's motto.

Shout Out For Thomas J. Watson!

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