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"Worst of the worst"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

1. Brand name on your CV
2. Work from home option - to a selected few

Cons

1. Zero compensation growth
2. Zero promotions
 - The people who suck-up to the managers are the ones who grow in this company
3. Discrimination in multiple ways towards employees
4. High performance ignored
5. Very bad internal politics
6. Bad food in all Indian offices
7. Very slow network - speed of <5 kbps
8. Bad transportation facilities
9. Resistance to reimbursement - employees pay from their own pocket for most things
10. No free tea/coffee, stationary
11. No annual days/company outings or functions
12. Slow and bureaucratic IT/technical support and administrative services

Advice to Management

A major overhaul in company policies needed - to lower the high attrition rate in India

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Team Leader in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Team Leader in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best place if u don't expect much on monetary terms.
    Excellent onsite policy.
    Good opportunities to learn and balance work life.

    Cons

    Less regard to quality of work.
    lack of benefits
    salary is low.
    Variable part of salary received is less than expectations

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee retention policy


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bad, pretty bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. You learn the art & science of project and program management.
    2. You learn to navigate a very large organization, the art of politics.
    3. Customers tend to value you and you can (in some cases) bring real value to the customer.
    4. IBM's education systems are amongst the best anywhere.

    Cons

    1. Managers and processes are designed for themselves, not for the people.
    2. GBS is not a place for much innovation. ISL may be better.
    3. There are minimal processes in place. It is pretty chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    1. IBM is actually pretty chaotic. Leadership has to understand the core philosophy behind havng processes. Process systems are actually pretty spotty.
    2. Like delivery has responsibilities, KRAs, the support systems should have similar expectations. These are missing.
    3. Please stop thinking IBM is the beginning and the end of the IT world and the rest of the world is a small pond. It's the other way, there are best practices out there that will make IBM at least 15 times more effective. Stop being arrogant, please be humble and open to the outside. No, INFY & Wipro are not "those other pure play" people. They are beating the pants off you in a lot of places.

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