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Package Solution Consultant - SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM)/ Materials Manag

IBM Bedford

IBM Global Business Services is currently seeking SAP MM Consultants. This role assists clients in the selection, implementation and support of… IBM


21 hrs ago

Master Data Management Technical Specialist – new

IBM Washington, DC

The Master Data Management (MDM) Technical Specialist is responsible for defining/implementing the technical architecture of the MDM solution… IBM


21 hrs ago

Master Data Management Install Specialist – new

IBM Arlington, TX

Selected candidates may not need to travel for all projects outside of their metro area. However, all candidates must be able and willing to travel… IBM


30+ days ago

SAP MM Consultant

IBM Petaling Jaya

• Setting up organization structure of material management and relevant configuration like Purchase organization, valuation area plants, storage… IBM


30+ days ago

SAP MM Consultant

IBM Bratislava

We are looking for senior people with SAP MM (Material management) knowledge, willing to participate on international implementation projects and… IBM


27 days ago

SAP MM Consultant

IBM Bucharest

to enhance the clients business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction. Required Job Role… IBM


30+ days ago

Senior SAP MM Consultant

IBM Bucharest

to enhance the clients business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction. Required Job Role… IBM


30+ days ago

Senior Consultant SAP MM

IBM Norway Trollasen

As an experienced SAP consultant at IBM Global Business Services, you will deliver innovative business consulting ranging from business process… IBM


30+ days ago

SAP MM/WM/eWM Consultant

IBM Sweden Any

As an experienced SAP consultant at IBM Global Business Services, you will deliver innovative business consulting ranging from business process… IBM


30+ days ago

Package Solution Consultant-SAP.SCM.MM

IBM Quezon City

Assists clients in the selection, implementation, and support of the SAP Materials Management module with Inventory Management. This role uses… IBM


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    Advisory Engineer in STG, IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Disclaimer: A lot of what I'm writing below of course depends on the work area and management chain. But I found this to be fairly pervasive policies in IBM in my 9+ years with the company.
    1. IBM's policies and management are very flexible when it comes to working remotely or accommodating various life situations (sick days, doctor visits, etc.). Management is encouraged to measure an employee by their work and impact, and not by hours spent at their office.
    2. Great colleagues! Though unfortunately, many have been leaving due to the instability of IBM's HW development business.
    3. At least in my area, there's a high level of flexibility on which projects should I undertake based on my and my management assessment of business impact.

    Cons

    1. Unfortunately, IBM still uses the "normal distribution" rating system, where at the end of the year each employee is ranked as a top contributor (5%), above average contributor (15%), average contributor (~75%), and bottom contributor (5%). This curve is difficult to apply in the R&D world, where you may have many members of the team working long and hard hours, and end up being "average contributors" at the end of the year, because there just isn't room for all to be top contributors.

    2. The above may not be so disturbing, if only IBM didn't practically cancelled all raises, performance bonuses and incentive for the non top-performers. I've had a consistent "above average" rating in the last 4-5 years, and my raise and performance bonus were ridiculous mere 1.5-2% of my salary. Were I rated "average contributor" I would have gotten NOTHING. So you can imagine that people can go year after year without any raise to their salary.

    From talking to manager friend, this is IBM's way to eliminate the non-top-performers without having to fire them, as part of its direction of reducing US manpower.

    3. Hiring freeze in many areas - again, as part of IBM's attempt to reduce its workforce across North America and Europe we see many jobs move to the India and Far East markets. This is of course upsetting to see local teams shrink and disappear, especially when many great local IBM colleagues and experts begin to drop out. From my experience thus far working with India SW teams - they are still very far away from the standards I would have expected from US and Europe based teams.

    4. Poor top down communication about company's and divisions' future. Employees learn from rumors and news websites what's about to come...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must keep in mind that it today's world, which is saturated with brilliant companies that hire top talent, IBM must remain competitive to attract great talent and hold on to it. In the meanwhile, we're seeing the opposite trend, where great people leave IBM for other companies, be it because of a more competitive package, dropping morale and many other reasons.

    Neutral Outlook

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