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Way too much internal processes, procedures, business controls, audits, private interests ...

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Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

+ Great team and internal cooperation

Cons

- Management did not keep their promises
- Management betrays trust
- Zero attention of how the staff feels, if there are problems HR dept. can only record it - but not react to it
- Almost no salary increase and promotion in the last 3 years
- No recognition from management side
- HUGE amount of internal processes, procedures, regulations, business controls reviews, audits. In the same time country & above country management expects the numbers to be delivered regardless of the excessive administrative overhead
- HUGE above country structure with a lot of people overlapping their roles and responsibilities
- Interests of the company are not defended - all possible transactions are pushed through "Business Partners", direct business is deeply unwanted and all local management is avoiding it
- And many more ... but those were the most important topics that irritated me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Resign ASAP and let this company move forward

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Sales in Petah Tikva (Israel)
    Former Employee - Sales in Petah Tikva (Israel)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Free Lunch
    Beautiful environment for employees- Outside there is a park
    The employers are professional and talented people

    Cons

    Workers alienated towards each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers alienated towards each other, it's a good idea to do a group activities that could make a more pleasant work environment

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Cumbersome behemoth, lumbered down with red tape

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    Former Employee - Information Developer
    Former Employee - Information Developer

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, plenty of educational opportunities. Ability to transfer after two years. Globally recognised. Good social club, good holiday entitlement, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Where do I start? As a writer, I had shoddy equipment, was subject to endless red tape and having to get access to a succession of restricted areas to do my job.

    I was stuck in a team that regarded promotion as just not feasible - my manager actually laughed at a colleague of mine who asked her how she would go about getting a promotion. Our team passed information down the line only when absolutely necessary; very frustrating.

    Oh, and then there's that atrocious IBM software - Lotus Notes and Symphony - which we had to use. Nobody in their right minds would choose them over the MS alternatives.

    Finally, there's the PBC system, on which salary increases and, indeed, one's job ultimately depend. Managers are forced to choose a certain number of employees as under-performing, regardless of whether they're actually doing their job properly. This selection is on a competitive basis, but employees are not allowed access to information on how the decisions are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the PBC system, which causes stress and resentment. Drop Lotus Notes and Symphony if you're not going to improve them - they're an industry joke. Have a more transparent system for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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