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Solution Architect perspective

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solution Architect in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
Current Employee - Solution Architect in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Medical Assistance, Odontological Assistance, Private Pension Plan, Mobility (Home-Office), Solid Enterprise

Cons

Salary, Promotions, Recognize,Worklife Balance, PLR

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Working at the big blue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Emphasis on investment in education and development of all the staff
    - Capability to run extremely large projects
    - Access to harvested internal material

    Cons

    - very top heavy organizational structure
    - highly bureaucratic administrative apparatus
    - Promotion cycle only 1 a year
    - New Capability and Competency requirements are unnecessarily long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    IBM overall is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Executive
    Current Employee - Client Executive

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM are good at ratings and feedback to provide the employee with knowledge about how they are performing and how they could improve. This system will root out those not suited to being an IBMer and they tend to leave the company, which raises the average calibre of staff. Training is excellent and support is always available. High standards of working practice and managerial behaviour keeps employees happy and retains staff. True work life balance can be achieved at IBM and senior banded employees diarise their own time to work around personal commitments.

    Cons

    Salary is an issue and I have seen many excellent IBMers leave the company because they can achieve significantly higher salaries elsewhere. Also, there is no pro-active 121 help with career advancement and I have lost count of the number of times a manager has told me that it is the individual's responsibility to further their own career, but this is very difficult in a company the size of IBM, since you need help from other people to advance. If you are female and planning to take time out to have a family, be prepared for your career to stagnate, there is no mechanism in IBM to give women returning to work a leap forward and this can be very demoralising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base salaries before you lose some of the great talent the company has spent years nurturing. Implement a managed back to work boost service from HR for women returning to work after having a baby.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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