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IBM Reviews in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
134 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1.  

    Need Better Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Big Company, many opporunities to grow and really good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are getting lower and lower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available and very smart people around!

    Cons

    Too big company! Sometimes looks like a Godzilla!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Depends the project you are

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Requirements Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Requirements Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    People are very good to work with. You can make very good networking by working with your pair and with the clients. You can learn a lot if you are willing to work with anything

    Cons

    Your career is the less priority for IBM. You can work in a very good project where you can develop your skills but you have to get luck. IBM is very focused on allocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on development of the team, with that you can have very powerful resources to offer to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Software Asset Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Asset Management Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Asset Management Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    I like this management software analyst and possibilities for economy to customers

    Cons

    Tools for analysis very obsolete for compare with competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compliance and dedicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - Good employ compensation (health care plan, retirement)

    Cons

    - Loosing team mates and no new hiring in the future
    - Career opportunities only at the local market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    It has an ok working environment but has it's problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ouvidoria in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Ouvidoria in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working home office
    Huge opportunities for training and capacitation

    Cons

    Unreasonable cost saving initiatives
    Low sallary
    Bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear on communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    One of the Best IBMs in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Hortolândia (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - Biggest IT company in the country (9% market share - Gartner'13)
    - Several Centers of Excellence are here - We are the reference for many of IBMs global processes.
    - IBM Corporate is investing in IBM Brazil
    - Many career opportunities
    - Many challenges that will make you grow professionally

    Cons

    - Salary not the best
    - Benefits are average
    - Some global initiatives do not match the Brazilian market, but it will be implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. They know it better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good, stable and slow to take decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    I salary is around the average. Company allows you to grow if you work to it. Lots of good things in IT happens at IBM, mainly cloud, mobile, database, etc. It is definitely a place to stay n touch with very recent technologies. Benefits are good too. Definitely Home Office is a major benefit to me. It is easy to find experts for any IT area, like people that wrote the books you read at school work for IBM. This is awesome !!!

    Cons

    Due to its big size, there are tons of process even for small things. You are required to run into education courses not related to your day to day job. Even though there is space to grow, things are VERY slow. Appraisal process is like a pain in the and the results are not always clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM should start thinking to get close to end users, not only companies. We should have products like the ones Google or Apple have. The general public has to recon and think about IBM as a big IT solution provider not only for their business, but for people as well. Getting close to people, will make us get close to their business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Strong Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - The company values
    - Proud to belong
    - Teachings
    - Nice company to started carrer

    Cons

    The compensation and life quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Global opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channels Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Channels Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Home office and flexibility is allowed for some job titles and this is excellent for work-life balance. You will know people around the world, develop relationships and learn cultural differences. IBM is always innovating and is ahead of its competitors in terms of raising technologies.

    Cons

    The salaries and sales incentives are usually inferior comparing to competitors. Too much bureaucracies and processes that impact day-to-day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiate your salary before you join, since afterwards it´s very hard to get any increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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