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The worst company I have ever worked for - Sweatshop

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

I worked at IBM full-time for 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
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Faking with a brand Name. No quality No future overcasting.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global policies and Brand name trust.
    Client interaction and visibiliy.
    Ability to learn urself on your own interest.

    Cons

    The standards of Employee management is very very poor.
    No cab to male employees (don't know who took this decision)
    No flexiblity in projects in GBS.
    Favouritism too much.
    Managers thinks they are boss and screw up many lifes.
    Not suited for ppl willing to learn more. One should come here only after 7-8 yrs of exp.
    Poor implementation by local Management.
    No power to HR. If Management is poor you dont have any choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check out Favouritism, harrasement in teams which goes unnoticed. Some means should be kept to check misuse of powers by leads and managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The person who wants to work, learn and earn is not good for him/her

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the best part of IBM is WFH, other than this only good thing is that onsite opportunities are there

    Cons

    no such good learning project, development works are very less, plenty of support project, not much chance to learn new and good things, this company is only good to person who doesnot want to work and want to play politics

    Doesn't Recommend
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