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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Improves vision (if you are blind)
Sharpens perspective (if you are downright dumb)
Pays you on time (even if you are historically unlucky)

Cons

You have to keep reminding yourself while at work that you did not join the Indian bureaucracy, because at every corner of the aisle you get this feeling back.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust and personal responsibility are not Chemistry terms, it is part of the three values of IBM. Time to live it?

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, but has become managers company

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Encourages innovation.
    2. Probably one of the very few companies to provide Sick Leave on humanitarian grounds
    3. Good work life balance
    4. Flexibility to work from home and is not restricted to certain positions unlike in many companies
    5. Effective utilization of resources

    Cons

    1. Work in compensation, probably all you can get is what you can bargain the first time
    2. Manager driven company where employee has no say
    3. HR in IBM India isn't effective at all, sharing an issue with HR is directed to the manager which is ridiculous.
    4. Managers keep you on your toes without even knowing what they want and what they are looking for at the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop promoting managers who have no idea what kind of people they are managing. Everyone can not be managed with same set of management principles. You can not manage a highly technical with same skills that you would use to manage a sales guy.
    2. Make HR processes more transparent and stop HR's from disclosing the issues to the direct manager. It should be handled independently by HR team and involve managers only to get information to confirm the authenticity of the issues.
    3. Stop concentrating on number of years of experience required for certain position rather evaluate an employee based upon his knowledge skill set. You might be missing out on a good resource just because he has 5 years of experience and the requirement for the position is 6 years. And this happens because the final round of interview happens with managers who have no clue what they really need, all they know is experience makes a man perfect so let me just concentrate on years which is ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was good but isn't now

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, REAL PRODUCTS

    Cons

    Long hours, non-competitive salaries, and really long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for killing the IBM Culture and Pride with the transformation.

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