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Former Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Employee friendly HR Policies (esp. for ladies)

Cons

Compensation is not upto industry standard

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Poor resourcing

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    A good place to work, but no longer great.

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    lots of software firm acquisitions mean vitality of people and technology
    excellent work-life balance, with lots of scope to work from home etc
    very good collaborative culture - easy to access expertise and network

    Cons

    cutbacks in everything as we try to meet our 2015 market EPS target
    payrises, training, team events, promotions all severely limited thanks to cost-cutting
    expense policy is draconian
    hard to get promoted as there are many career IBMers waiting in the pipeline
    direct to market model under much pressure and Cloud changes the economics of IT
    many many processes - learning curve on these is steep
    culture often favours those who know the process, or know the right person rather than talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start rewarding people what they deserve or you will be left with low calibre staff
    stop chasing short term targets and really deliver the agenda set by senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Has lost it's charm and prestige

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High job stability
    Lot's of options (if you beg hard)

    Cons

    Very low career growth potential
    Pay does not follow performance
    Managers exercise favoritism and hide behind processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM was glorious and was a market leader in technological advances, until you started focusing more on shareholder's priorities. Forget the shareholders for a few years and revitalize the creative gene within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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