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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
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    In my profession, what else but IBM?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Big oversights, opportunities, people, languages, travel, redeployment, consideration, learning contents, acquisitions, maturity, big deals, mega deals, bonus, mega bonus, what else?

    Cons

    Flexibility == chaos; travel == disorder; internal procedures == slow motion; big deals == conflicting interests; family == no promotion; conducting rules == ethics in theory... A nightmare!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider Talent Management; people leaving a company after an acquisition is usual, and hard to understand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to learn and expand circle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Client Representative in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Work an Learn, great total solution, great envirement

    Cons

    Package too small, office politicals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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