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"A waste of time"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Young & dynamic team
Old renowned company to put on your resume

Cons

Low chances of promotion
Work-life balance is not respected - there is no personal life
Biased decisions on evaluating employees
Almost no employee benefits
HR false marketing (promises that to not become true after employment)

Advice to Management

Think more about your employees as they are not only numbers on your list of bar codes.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Speak up and be noticed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for advancement in almost any country in the world in almost any industry in the world - ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Sometimes with most everyone working from home, there is a lack of teamwork and esprit de corps. Occasional company functions don't really make up for this for me as they seem to just be going through the motions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees are saying. Need more than lip service.


  2. "Great Place To Start A Career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Smart Teams
    Global Opportunities
    Solid Sales Training

    Cons

    Highly Bureaucratic & Political - It's difficult to move up without help. You have to connect with people.
    Too Many Processes
    Poor Communication of Decisions
    First Line Managers can be stubborn, seasoned IBMers without accepting a fresh perspective
    Could be more people oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Invest money into training 1st line and 2nd line managers to be more people oriented.
    Invest money into cutting out the processes that create bottlenecks and slow down deals
    Make it easier for groups to work with one another (i.e. Global Technology Services and Global Business Services or Global Technology Services and Systems Technology Group). IBM is split into different companies which does not illustrate a united front at the end of the day. It must be revisited.
    Work on programs that boost employee morale and show employees that they care.

    People are your greatest asset!

    Create more opportunities for inside sales representatives or get rid of it all together.

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