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It is not a so-called respectable company at all.

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Wuxi, Jiangsu (China)
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Wuxi, Jiangsu (China)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Stable finance, employee can get relatively secure job in current economic environment.
Has many business units, employee has opportunities to transfer between different business unit or job roles.

Cons

Cost saving is the top priority of company. No computer mouse is provided. Stationery application is restricted. Too many restrictions to claim medical insurance. There is all most no instructor led training to R&D. Housing fund is paid with the lowest line in some cities.

Some mean managers. Some SH managers commanded R&D employees in another city to work in SH by travelling between cities daily without paying any per diem. And train class of restricted, taxi is not allowed, and cannot get off before 17:00, etc. The single trip between cities about about 3 hours. One of employee tried to negotiate with the manager, then got fired.

The internal service is poor. Some employee's expense claim finally got paid after almost 3 months. It takes weeks to communicate with HRs.

It is selfish irresponsible company. Employee must sign one unfair "WAIVER AND GENERAL RELEASE" document before participating any IBM club activities. In that document, all the responsibilities of IBM and its partner is waived. Employee has to pay for any loss of IBM and its partner but has no right to get compensation from IBM and its partner even they causes employee's damage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay a little care to your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great colleagues, not so great compensation

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on. Great collaborative environment - knowledgeable people to work with. Good for your resume. Fine if you're starting right out of school - get in, stay 2 to 3 years and then get out.

    Cons

    I started working for another corporation that was subsequently acquired by IBM.
    Following this, the pay increases stopped - not a single cost of living increase over 3 years!
    Work evaluation system is ridiculous - even if you're ranked at the top (i.e., PBC 1) you are not guaranteed a fair cost of living increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just reward your top executives. Treat all your employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a tough learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunities with the worlds largest IT company.

    Cons

    Politics in the SA offices are challenging; lots of international assignees so limited opportunity for promotion in country; culture is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fx the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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