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Globalization Software QA

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Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

I worked at IBM full-time (less than an year)

Pros

A free working environment.
Good business value.
Flexible working hour. Nice Colleague.

Cons

QA Job is routine especially on globalization. Not at the core of development process

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Top-heavy bureaucracy, often highly frustrating

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Pretty much allowed to be yourself - good autonomy
    Reasonably varied work (sometimes)
    Can be interesting if all your ducks fall into line and you have a good team working on a good project

    Cons

    Huge administrative overhead
    Lots of incompetent people
    Perverse incentives created by poorly thought out performance metrics
    Feel like an employee ID number, not like a person
    Too much bidding for work that we want to win, not that we can do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looking up there is little to inspire me

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Global culture, local thinking!

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    Former Employee - Campaign Planner, Marketing Specialist, Market Segment Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Campaign Planner, Marketing Specialist, Market Segment Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Multi-culture work experience
    Vast and varied learning
    Good opportunities
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Easy to go unnoticed in the crowd
    Engulfed by bureaucracy
    Local thinking not in sync with global culture
    Mismatched skills and roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure a uniform implementation of IBM values across all the teams in the world
    Review hiring process to check for fitment
    Monitor favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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