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  1. Great work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work culture
    Loads of training
    No pressure
    Work from home option

    Cons

    Wages not upto the market

  2. Started well now stuck in a rut

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Networking
    Opportunity to move roles
    Extra Employee Benefits ie. vacation, health, social
    Work Life balance the majority of the time

    Cons

    Salary
    Can become difficult to move role
    Bonus scheme only re-introduced and very low
    High expectations of availability ie. long hours and weekend at last minute
    Some managers are not good with people

    Advice to Management

    Give staff better salaries and more incentive

  3. Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good Work-Life balance and oppurtunity to progress

    Cons

    No real cons... it is what you make of it

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  5. Technical Team Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Galway (Ireland)

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, stable environment. Opportunities to move roles internally and look at opportunities internationally.

    Cons

    To much process, technologies out of date, and now has little investment in development of products.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in products and your largest asset your employees.

  6. Service Delivery

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable Company
    Career Development
    Culture
    Location
    Size
    Image of company

    Cons

    Pay
    Management Style
    Share dividends
    Customer base
    Financial outlook at present

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. Helpful (1)

    A dinosaur

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A company you can progress your career in.

    Cons

    Everything takes time, to make the smallest change in a routine needs months of approvals.

  8. Very good but process driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Network of People good and pension bonus etc.

    Cons

    health care, 1st line managers

    Advice to Management

    less top tier down and listen from the bottom up.

  9. Rewarding experience at times.. Exception rather than the rule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore different career paths

    Cons

    The demands of an employee are often unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to review core business strategy to examine what's important

  10. technical business analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work environment and good opportunity to travel around the world for business

    Cons

    low salary and not a permanent job

  11. IBM Inside sales, Dublin. Sales specialist role.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice collegues, nice managers Lot of training and growing your skils. Good for starting your career.

    Cons

    Too many processes, slow reaction times. Building your career is very slow. Hard to get promotions. Weak salary if you compare to other IT- companies

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