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"Great in the past but the 2015 plan is destroying the company."

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Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The variety of work is amazing.
The diversity of people you work with is a great outcome from past diversity programs.
Sick Leave really helps out when you need it and so far has avoided the cuts.
Still good on the resume but that is suffering.
Worked here for 15 years and hope to survive 5 more.

Cons

The 2015 Road Kill(RoadMap) has the focus of senior management who have the most to gain from the share price hike and this is to the detriment of the IBM's employees, clients and long term viability of the company.
The span of control is crazy and I have the greatest respect for the 1st line managers here trying to keep the business going and the team together.
Senior management in Oz think they are leading, they are just feathering their own nest and following Ginni and her exec teams direction.
The workload is not sustainable and sending more work to low skilled workers is not the answer.
The hiring process has been busted for years and no one is fixing it. I have seen many good senior resource managers fail to fix this.
Management feedback surveys have ceased. . . I know there is a good reason for that.

Advice to Management

Sending work to low skill workers must stop. This is crazy and the last two years has proved it does not work.
All 1st line managers need proper training not the internal BS.
Throw the hiring and onboarding process out with the dishwater and get one that really works.
The RA's about to happen in June 2012. . . management in Oz must push back we already are so low on good workers and you want to get rid of some more????
Bring back the management surveys but include the responses from 1st line managers into the senior VP's performance results. You will reap the rewards.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "relax"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    relax, flexible, good colleagues, fun, hack fest
    stable
    great environment
    work from home
    medical cover
    free gym
    nice management team

    Cons

    low pay
    slow pay raise
    application engineer
    too many testers and information developers
    no challenging tasks
    boring
    IBM is very cheap

    Advice to Management

    keep follow the cutting cost, you will loss talents.
    pay more to your employee
    EPS is not everything
    innovation is not just small small program


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    "IBM Middle East"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company that is well known

    Cons

    Big Company with rigid processes and alot of management that come from admin not sales background. Middles East is ok to work in for IBM if you are Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian or generally come from the ME region - My personal manager was a fantastic man - people above him I would never work for again

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