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Senior Windows System Administrator – new

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

The candidate must be able to gather requirements and help architect, plan, and implement system solutions for a Windows platform to meet customer… IBM


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Systems Administrator – new

IBM Springfield, MO +2 locations

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


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SoftLayer Systems Administrator – new

IBM Dallas, TX

Responsible for taking large systems projects from start to finish. Requires ability to work with development, networking, management as well as… IBM


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AIX System Administrator

IBM Cyberjaya

years working as an AIX System Administrator (including HACMP Clustering) or 6+ years working as an AIX… IBM


4 days ago

Linux System Administrator

IBM Cyberjaya

include: - Configure, Upgrade & Support Platform automation and support Tools - Test & Deploy Platform automation and support Script - Execute… IBM


20 hrs ago

Junior System Administrator General – new

IBM Cyberjaya

Up for the challenge? You should have expertise in one or more server technologies, including different hardware architectures and operating systems… IBM


5 days ago

Senior System Administrator Unix

IBM Bangalore

• 365) to IBM clients worldwide. Key services offered include: Command Center Services (includes remote monitoring of servers located worldwide from… IBM


3 days ago

SSO - System Administrator: Storage

IBM Shenzhen

• Actively involved in requirement/technical discussion with experts overseas. • Technical Core skill coverage related to products : • BackupExec… IBM


3 days ago

SSO - System Administrator: Middleware

IBM Shenzhen

• Optional Core skill coverage related to products in order to cover Intel portion as well as AHS. : • Windows 2000 Server… IBM


6 days ago

Senior System Administration - iSeries

IBM Bangalore

Strategic Operations Delivery is a key element of IBM's globally integrated capability. SO Delivery group works with companies of all sizes, in just… IBM


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    Advisory Engineer in STG, IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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