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Great companny to work for, mentoring, coaching, great Management

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

I worked at IBM

Pros

Great companny to work for, mentoring, coaching, great Management. Flex hours, 100% work from home.

Cons

Working remote can be lonely. Have to develop a way to develop working relationship with colleagues via IM.

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    Bad, pretty bad

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    Current Employee - Project Executive  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    1. You learn the art & science of project and program management.
    2. You learn to navigate a very large organization, the art of politics.
    3. Customers tend to value you and you can (in some cases) bring real value to the customer.
    4. IBM's education systems are amongst the best anywhere.

    Cons

    1. Managers and processes are designed for themselves, not for the people.
    2. GBS is not a place for much innovation. ISL may be better.
    3. There are minimal processes in place. It is pretty chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. IBM is actually pretty chaotic. Leadership has to understand the core philosophy behind havng processes. Process systems are actually pretty spotty.
    2. Like delivery has responsibilities, KRAs, the support systems should have similar expectations. These are missing.
    3. Please stop thinking IBM is the beginning and the end of the IT world and the rest of the world is a small pond. It's the other way, there are best practices out there that will make IBM at least 15 times more effective. Stop being arrogant, please be humble and open to the outside. No, INFY & Wipro are not "those other pure play" people. They are beating the pants off you in a lot of places.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Wonderful place to gain experience and career growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Plenty of challenges, good benefits package, work from home options

    Cons

    Employees are constantly worried about the next round of layoffs. Employee performance reviews are forced into a bell shape curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider maintaining a bench of employees in the service arena. We are in contant flex of letting people go and then hiring contractors who have less experience than the people we released.

    Approves of CEO
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