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Watch out for the PBC reviews

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Current Employee - Industry Architect  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Industry Architect in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Great technology across the board. Hardware and Software plenty of areas you can work in at all levels.

Cons

Technical staff are treated like dog food. IBM focuses on sales and those who are sellers.
PBC is a yearly review and managers have 20% targets to give their direct reports a PBC 3. If you get a 3 then you'll be put on a performance improvement plan which lasts 3 months if you don't get off it then you get another if you fail that then you are out. No matter how well you do or your team does your manager has a PBC 3 target so great employees get managed out for no reason other than the manager had a target.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop the mandatory PBC 3 process. It is killing the enjoyment.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treat employee really bad now

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good to jumping project, work with nice people

    Cons

    really bad on managment, a lot of overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    An institute

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    IBM is an institute on its own, with many rules and regulations, if you follow them you can definitely create your own career path, you need patience but you can speak up and tell what your interest is and what you look for in a job. Building an internal network is crucial, the only way to get appreciated and grow.

    Cons

    Many organizational changes, always new managers, new team members. Many many processes that can frustrate and dictate work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouraging working from home is good, but employees do miss face to face interaction. Salary raises of 0.5% are somewhat ridiculous too (and I've been rated as top performer several years in a row)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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