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Great people. Too much bureaucracy

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Leeds, England (UK)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

People
Good benefits
Lots of opportunities to move into different roles

Cons

Too many unnecessary processes
Too focussed on the bottom line and not on its staff

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realise that your employees are your greatest asset and treat them accordingly!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Underwhelming.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    IBM is a good place to pick up general experience, especially if you're a graduate. The company name is recognizable and great asset to have on your CV. Employees are very down-to-earth and are generally not arrogant or snobby, as you may find in other large technical organizations.

    Cons

    I have not met an employee that is openly proud about working at IBM. I don't feel proud to work here, there aren't any IBM products I can talk about and say "My company did that, isn't it just the best?" The beaurocracy is ridiculous. There are no employee perks like free gadgets or free food. Having to use Lotus Notes is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and you'll attract more talent, and make better products. Cutting back on costs is not always the best way to increase profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    system operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Systems Operator in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Good job for beginners-chance to learn a lot of things working in different environment-Win, Unix, DB
    Temporary job
    You can rely on other staff for a help

    Cons

    Not a lot of challenges, people just follow procedure
    Difficult to make carrier
    Low payment(depends on the county, of course)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To care about people, to follow company's goals, to treat people the same way, not only according to some kind of personal attraction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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