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"If you are able to find your own particular space in the behemoth - it can be the best place to be."

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Former Employee - Program Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Trust in its employees - is a true org. cultural tenet, not just one among the archaic company values. Mostly an employee is supported around personal challenges / circumstances.
Investment in employees in terms of training and education is very good - across technical, business, personality-development arenas. The training calendar and mandatory training days enforced specific to role and position is by and large respected & enabled across the org.
Collaboration across different business groups globally and at an individual level among employees who've joined of subject-specific fora is good.
Access to a very vast knowledge bank of intellectual property, case studies, subject matter expertise etc. is mostly free to employees across all groups/subjects.
The span of organisation being across all aspects of technology & consulting + being spread globally - there is a real opportunity for a capable high-performing employee to seek roles across different groups and/or locations; the organisation encourages the same.

Cons

Not among the highest paying organisations - base pay + yearly increments.
The matrix structure can be a hindrance to getting work done smoothly and quickly; level of accountability at each involved role thereby becomes lot less.
Similar model of separate functional & people manager structure - if not defined carefully can be counter-productive for individual performance & growth management.
A high bent on 'process-orientation' can almost appear techniques for stalling the job.
At the time of hiring it can be a challenge to get sufficient clarity on the immediate role & project and subsequent growth plan.

Advice to Management

1. Hiring managers tend to make promises they are not accountable for keeping once the new hire is in the system. This causes very avoidable conflict between the new hire and concerned management hierarchy. It would be good to duly record and set accountability for any promises made during the hiring process.

2. Performance management through a separate people manager construct is designed with the right intention, but in execution there are far too many cases where the original intended aim is killed to the detriment of the concerned employee. This being more pertinent during the first 1-2 years of an employee joining (while he/she is not well-versed with the system) - would help to refine the initial people & functional manager alignment.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Team oriented organization"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can always get help from you manager or project managers

    Cons

    You can be placed in team that consist of people with various background, experience and capabilities.


  2. "IBM As a Company"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Greater Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Greater Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ibm gives better growth opportunities, brand name and scope of learning to its employees. People looking for stability should go for this company.

    Cons

    IBM is not a pay master and doesnot offer very good salary packages. HR department is only for management there is no interaction of HR with employees.

    Advice to Management

    IBM Should Start Offering Better Salary packages . People who are loyal to the company should get good appreciation and company should allow its employees to interact with HR department . There should be regular skips which will help the company to improve.

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