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Very difficult to progress

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

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

Pros

Plenty of job opportunites to avail of within the company. Not necessary to constantly stick to the same role.

Cons

Very difficult to progress upwards. If you're working in an area that isn't recognised then you won't be recognised. It seems the only solution is to find somewhere else to work.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Greatly disappointing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at IBM for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so good, not so bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work - you will get one or the other project to work.
    Good support for Culture & Values.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance not so effective.
    Compensation & Benefits not good.
    Disgusting senior management....
    No value to the long timers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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