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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

good work life balance here

Cons

management is not engineer freindly

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  1.  

    Disappointed every year

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)

    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
  2.  

    Some thoughts after some years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    Possibility to work and learn with some very smart and experienced individuals.
    Highly valued externally as an employer.
    New opportunities come up constantly.
    Many different areas of technology and services where you can progress.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of structure in many of the business areas. Communication within large work groups is often insufficient and not transparent. Management often fully aware of the inputs/outputs that their function is working with. More focus on "IBM internal" rather than the client, which is in conflict with the values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on the clients and what they need in order to grow their business. Ensuring teams/functions have solid structure. Leading by example is something that is far too rarely evident.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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