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2 people found this helpful  

Looks great from the outside, but different story on this inside

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Current Employee - IT Specialist
Current Employee - IT Specialist

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

Pros

allows for flexibility in how time is worked

Cons

no salary increases, want you to exceed 60hr/wk to maintain targets and yet somehow maintain work /life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are painting everyone with the same brush, a single work oriented person can work 24 hours a day, but a parent of young children cannot be pushed that hard and still be able to enjoy thier family

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Greatly disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at IBM (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most departments discourage employees from working over time.

    Cons

    The A/NZ sales and marketing community is sadly filled with dirty politics. Highly questionable behaviours abound that challenge even the company's own Business Conduct Guidelines. Sales directors openly have favourites, have pets, and support the agenda of these favourite few, and care very little about the rest and care very little about quiet achievers. Sadly top achievers have gone to competitors. It's all about appearance, the loudest, the good looking, and the most outgoing over competency.

    Employees and 1st line management are heavily micro-managed. Make no mistake, the sincere and hard working will not be promoted or awarded. The manipulative, the cunning, the politically savvy, and the highly aggressive fight for the opportunities and promotions. Be warned, your Manager will tell you roles are too high a Band, and refrain from recognising talent and skill in order that they may not need to justify salary increase, band increase, and keep you as resource for his or her own team's needs.

    Directors and Business Unit Executives tend exhibit Corporate Psychopath like behaviour.
    First line Managers are mostly terrible.

    Promotions are based on tenure rather than competency - hence the high attrition rate of young employees in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Totalitarian leadership and playing favourites gets you a bad reputation, many of you already do, and it incites corruption among those reporting to you. Learn true Leadership of the people.

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

    Its a good place to learn more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor

    Pros

    Its a good place to learn more

    Cons

    Progress is slow in terms of position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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