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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

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    There is a good work-life balance, career opportunities but compensation part is poor.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    Proswork life balance is amazing.

    Conscompensation and other benefits are not very good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Give Your People a Break

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsLooks good on your CV

    ConsPay rises and almost non-existent - no inflation related increases, ever.
    PBC process (enormously bureaucratic performance review process) pits employees against each other - 10 to 15% or all employees will be designated as under performing every year no matter how hard everyone works. This is supposed to drive high performance but actually results in stressed employees and low morale across the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDitch PBC and get off your employees' backs. You have hired talented and motivated people - start trusting them to deliver and they will!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Demoralising

    Client Manager (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    Pros- competitive salary
    - flexible working
    - lots of opportunities

    Cons- stress and expectation levels
    - workload ridiculously high
    - zero work life balance
    - lack of investment
    - focus on cost reduction
    - lack of reward for double digit growth
    - processes and administration

    Advice to Senior ManagementForget EPS and acquisitions, invest in staff and research, reduce workload, processes and unnecessary admin,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IBM, a technology company?

    IT Architect (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsMany different projects to work in, and many teams to work with. There is a good team spirit in IBM UK which tends to put the IBM UK staff first.

    ConsThe reliance on outsourcing has led to many 'managers' not actually posessing any real skills in their industy or field.

    In any other profession this would be unheard of, this tends to bog down any new business or contract negotiations as you are essentially dealing with people who simply dont know the product, and who are also client facing (Like a big game of chinese whispers).

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, the level of incompetence suits me just fine :)

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    Salary programmes need an overhaul otherwise staff will continue to leave the same as last year.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsOpportunities to work or a wide variety of projects

    ConsPoor compensation or lack of adequate salary improvement programmes

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the impact of "no wage rises this year" messages before issuing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid like the plague

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    ProsI didnt get a choice. I was outsourced. Knowing IBM as I do now, I would never voluntarily join this company. It is an utter shambles.

    ConsLong hours. No management support. IBM has just had a record year and yet I get zero payrise despite an exceptionally good review. About 25% of my working week is now dealing with administrative crap that has zero benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real. Treat your employees as people as opposed to numbers. Why don't you guys try taking some of the cuts you force on us poor sods on the front line? Stop pushing down the administrative crap. And hitting "forward" (or cascading) on emails is *NOT* communicating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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