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HR will never help a staff member. IBM will work you into the ground and then make you redundant

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Pay is around average but given the downturn expect IBM to use that to reduce wages for new hires.

If you are able to get into a role where you can spend time building networks and gaining new skills you can move into other areas of the business

Cons

Very cost motivated which takes away from innovation, staff development and and a caring attitude to workers and customers.

HR are quoted as telling new people managers that "it is now them and us"

IBM discriminates against white heterosexual males in obtaining parental leave.

IBM EXPECTS people to work 60+ hours per week and once they have a nervous breakdown they won't provide support or compensation, instead they work towards ways to either get the person to resign or make them redundant.

IBM wont pay for tea, coffee, milk, sugar or provide cups to staff

IBM removes benefits of employment without reference to staff and when HR are asked about it they want the staff member to prove that they ever had such a benefit.

I have seen IBM inappropriately charge clients for software licences that the client should not be fully responsible for. When the fraud was reported on two occasions I was told to forget about it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- to HR - the H stands for Human.... don't forget it
- to operational managers, you should remember that you can be held legally liable for increasing stress and overwork....suggest you make yourselves familiar with the WHS Act 2011
- to execs stop delivering the good news and then getting your managers to hit the staff with bad news the next day.
- to all execs and managers. Look after your clients first and your staff equally as important. When you make a client happy you get increased revenue and loyalty.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    This opinion is about Network Solutions, which is an IBM acquired company.. A pure DESI & goal-less company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Nature of Business is Good; But the people are too lazy to take interest in the Company's growth.. Especially Senior Management are kind of Escapists, taking the Business Rudder-less.. (Plz take this opinion as for NETWORK-SOLUTIONS.. But, NOT for IBM

    Cons

    NOCi Product - too stupid product to buy; It is not even updated in their own web-site; Also, Application Development Team just enjoys while screaming & shouting.. No calmness & seriousness. Ironically, Product Managers themselves talk NEGATIVE about their own Product; Make mockery of it.. And so is Engineering Manager / Engagement Manager - Just passing time.. What a rubbish company to work with !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Country Manager some one works from their Base HQs need to be appointed; NOT from Remote Management.. Also, screws of the Development & Sales Teams need to be tightened.. They are in a pathetic shape as of now. NO ONE (repeat) NO ONE takes pride in the Organization.. What an Irony :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    best exposure to outside world

    Cons

    salary is less in IBM ,, only defect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give some good hikes

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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