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Disappointed every year

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Big and consolidated company, you kinda feel "safe" working for IBM.

Cons

Big and consolidated company, you constantly feel as an "expendable asset"... it doesn't matter how important you are, the company will make clear that you can be easily replaced.

Besides that, (at least in Brazil), "manager" is a figurative position with no importance where usually people lacking competence sits and care only for the other incompetent and brown nosers.

IBM has this "yearly formal evaluation process" called PBC (personal business commitment) where you are graded from 4 (worst, you are probably gonna be fired) to 1 (top performer) which is subjective as hell (basically your manager will grade you whatever he wants based on how much he/she likes you. The problem is this rating dictates your opportunities inside the company, as example: if you are not rated 2+, you are not eligible to salary raises, certain training or opportunities.

Basically if your manager doesn't like you, he stalls your life/career for a whole year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start recognizing those who can really make the difference to your department instead of those apple polishing and doing "extra work" while slacking on the core activity.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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