SBM

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SBM Reviews

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had an excellent experience at the SBM.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Information Technician in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    For experience and knowledge to move on with my career.

    Cons

    Didnt like the hours for shift working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mangement was awesome, No changes needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not enough training of their managers

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

    I worked at SBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is average for the position

    Cons

    Do not relate to their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    SBM wants to be a Service Provider, but actually a reseller for IBM, Cisco, Oracle and others....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    SBM has a good reputation as an IT service provider specially in Telecom and Banking industry. It has good pay system, policies and health benefits.

    Cons

    SBM is too dependent on IBM, Cisco and other vendors on delivering projects. SBM lacks in-house skill and resource base to support large projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SBM Management should concentrate more on building in-house delivery and services teams. Lacks on result oriented training and skill development, lacks employee growth programs within the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Technology Leader, Distinguished Systems Integrator, IBM Service Representative, Cisco Prefered Gold Partner

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

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

    Pros

    Best market reputation;
    Very rich professional experience employing top-of-the-line technology for all vertical & sectors across KSA;
    Professional tranings/enrichment provided;
    Good allowances and benefits.

    Cons

    Salary revisions are not provided yearly.
    Inconsistent treatment to employees.
    HR management are never responsive.
    New policies implemented does not promote employee's welfare.
    Project Management focuses more on the profit & partial on quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your number one client is your employees !

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE AND STAFF INTERELATIONSHIPS

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

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

    Pros

    More than anything, there exists a bondage between people and the Bank. And Bank is people. That is what matters.

    Cons

    Compulsory promotion policy and promotional fast track essential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in touch with the staff members. Local people can get lot of money. DONOT relay on statistics. Have personalised relationships. Service will follow. Off shore banking, International banking, and Agricultural banking are to be neatly posited.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Exposure to different culture set and room for growth within the SAP project space in Eastern Province

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Solution Architect in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - SAP Solution Architect in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at SBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allows initiative in project leadership space
    Good communication with managers
    Good administrative handling within Saudi Arabia

    Cons

    Difficult to integrate process culture
    Changes in policies from head-office affecting project offices
    Retaining employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    IIT Service Provider, Reseller of IBM hardware and software and General and Marketing Representative of IBM

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Started by applying IBM Management standards, rules, salary policies and business conduct . Employees were part of IBM communities wold wide though two different companies.

    Cons

    Used to apply IBM standards but with time deviated from IBM practices and ethics. Management style changed and decision making was based on one individual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back to basics. Focus on resources assets and reapply IBM standards, Management rules, program's, ethics and business conduct guidelines

  9.  

    SBM is a very nice company

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

    I have been working at SBM full-time

    Pros

    Good Market repute, Big Clients, Huge Investments

    Cons

    Bad Administration , Slow HR Departments, Visa Issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Stable ,Friendly cooperative management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Leader in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Brand Leader in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Stable employment system
    Friendly colleagues and Staff
    Cooperative Management
    Honest incentive's calculation and payments

    Cons

    Slow career growth
    Seldom or rather no salary revision
    New rules have created confusions and problems rather than facilitation
    No employee retention efforts
    Careless attitude with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on retaining the employees rather than letting go your quality well trained resources
    Please upgrade your salary package range , employees are still on package of 2009
    Everyone deserves a good attitude

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    One Of the best companies, if they spend more on training

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

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

    Pros

    SBM has a good reputation in the market, a good pay system and policies, good benefits, and good access to IBM resources (if you have enough communication skills).

    Cons

    SBM lacks a clear career path, training plan for employees, and no clear policy for raise. transferring to another company if you decide to leave is not doable under normal circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on developing employees and provide enough training.
    Make sure the employee knows how is he evaluated.
    Make sure employee know his career path within SBM.
    Well treat leaving employees and allow them to transfer to other employers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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