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Good to work for, if you're able to stay

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

Pros

- Benefits of a global enterprise with a strong position in the market and the clients
- Salary and benefits are not top, but still competitive
- Work performance is really valued (depends on the management, but it's usual)
- Growth opportunities exist, altough it'll require a lot of extra work

Cons

- Too many directives and standards
- Although it's not a cut-throat environment, there are lots of pressure to reduce costs (meaning people)
- Some people work a lot, others not so much; the first are rewarded if they're lucky, if they're unfortunate they'll be listed for non-renovation anyway, but not all the bad employees are on the leave list
- Not the most friendly environment; not talking about costume parties, or after hours parties, but it tends to be a very neutral environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although the US pressure is for an ever increasing share profit, client value will suffer in meantime, at least if you exclude growth countries.Also I believe expectations are set that are not achievable with such a low resource count (even worse if they're not that good sometimes).

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Cons

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    Pros

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    Cons

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