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The worst company I have ever worked for - Sweatshop

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

- a good name to have on the CV
- a good place to network and meet new people - and then leave like everyone else does

Cons

- Resourcing managers make your life hell when you are on the bench and try to push you on whatever project suits them without asking your opinion or considering your personal circumstances
- arrogant (micro-)managers with big egos who are full of themselves and expect to be sucked up to
- no work-life balance; you are expected to put your life on hold
- number of hours you spend at work matters (face time culture), not the results
- regardless of what they tell you IBM DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS EMPLOYEES
- rigid and hierarchical organisation
- they only win projects because of their brand and size, but customers are rarely satisfied due to poorly delivered work by offshore resources
- bad reputation as an IT software implementation partner

If you are a senior consultant IBM UK Global Business Services is not a good place to work. Don't waste your time, go somewhere else!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your people better and be less arrogant. You think that you are something special as you work for IBM but you are not.

Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Awesome Place to Learn alot more indepth about Technology

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Learning Scope while working on various projects.
    Vast exposure to various technologies.
    Great opportunities in developing your skill-set

    Cons

    Salaries are not quite upto the mark as off the responsibilities are concerned you will find yourself underpaid compared to the enormous amount of responsibilities.
    Higher management doesn't seem to treat you well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should Treat employees in a better way and also look-up to timely increments in salaries and provide incentives/awards for recognition of talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was rewarding, refreshing, learning & encouraging. A place one could aspire for a career which encourages learning.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I guess all the process can be taken as a business case study for implementing. Its an ocean of process and practices, amazingly great place to be.

    Cons

    The only area of improvement here would be focus on reducing work related stress & giving employees some free time which enhances productivity and longevity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An Improvised people practices to ensure employees are meeting very high happiness quotient by designing programs which gives right combination of time, money and opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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