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Avoid, friends don't let friends work at IBM

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

pay for me is good, that was probably because it was already good from the original company before acquisition, stagnated since acquisition. In my current position my work life balance is good, but other groups its not the same

Cons

bureaucracy,bureaucracy ,bureaucracy
too hard to innovate, too slow, too much management, too much process
constantly faced with the "department of NO"
constant requirement to be my own HR
culture of evil
forced to use internal IBM tools which are absolute garbage
everything is too hard to do because resources provided are poor
does not support employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

retire

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fear and Loathing - If You Think its a Great Place Work you must be A Salesman

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff are technically brilliant and working with them you learn a great deal.
    Leave for health issues is very generous.

    Cons

    Global delivery staff from third world countries are often inept and do not do their jobs, meaning that we have to do the 'heavy lifting' on their behalf.
    Their is a culture of fear as to who will be the next to be cut.
    Salaries tend to be static, even if you take more responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff have no respect for you or understanding of your plans. You 'rule' with fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Multicultural company with many job opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Career development, Home Office, Flexible working hours, 25 days of vacation (5 days may be paid next year in addition to salary or transferred), Life insurance, referral programmes, relocation bonus. Stable job offfer, support for bikers ( bike cages inside buildings, showers)

    Cons

    High workload, highly controlled environment, less benefits in terms of money, no meal vouchers, expensive canteen, sometimes there is no budget for education. Salary is not counted per hour basis (you are still getting the same salary every month).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash compensation should be better or bring more benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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