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No Frills - IBM is the world we live in.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Architect  in  Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
Current Employee - Architect in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

Pros

- Talented people.
- Truthworthy.
- IBM culture and the people that are here are very consistent.
- Has breadth and depth in terms of industry sectors IBM operates in and range of work (services, software and hardware).
- You can leave a very well rounded person.
- Job security.

Cons

- Average pay and very average benefits.
- Poor bonus scheme.
- Experienced people are not valued. The technical experienced persons must become salesman or be ill treated and leave eventually.
- Struggle to communicate all the range of things going on across the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Its the workers on the ground that actually generate revenue for IBM. We are primarily a people/brain power business. This is what we sell. They need to be managed far better in terms of end of year ratings, remuneration, bonus and benefits.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly skilled people available to support sales teams at worldwide level; amazing and unique knowledge base (intranet "w3"); whenever the different teams are tuned with the same objective it's difficult to loose a deal. A lot of good career opportunities if you have the right "mentor(s)"

    Cons

    Matrix structure generate stacking and a lot of "bosses"; too much bureaucracy; mediocre 2nd level management with no leadership capabilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under a "forecast accuracy improvement" initiative include to rethink the role and profile of the 2nd level management (as a priority)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    - Some very intelligent folks that will keep you on your toes.
    - Challenging work that is engaging
    - Professional culture, professional people, but still fun to go in to the lab to work

    Cons

    - Typical corporate redtape will be present
    - Rating system encourages you to work with an underperforming team, or compete against your co-workers
    - Global Resource business model isn't effective, but constantly pursued

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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