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"Excellent company. Tons of opportunity, Solid name"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great culture.
Very strong brand name.
Very organized.

Cons

May be slow to respond at times.
Layers of bureaucracy.

Advice to Management

Take more risks.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work if you drink the Kool-Aid and toe the line"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All of the good reasons to work for IBM have been done away with over the last 5 years.

    Cons

    Managers don't stick up for their employees, decisions are based on what will make the stock price go up, rules for rules sake, seemingly unable to do the right thing. Example: Wall Street likes to see layoffs at big companies. IBM will take highly experienced consultants who are invaluable to and well liked by their customer and bringing in upwards of $180/hour to IBM, and lay them off because they have to meet their layoff numbers to make the stock price go up. I saw it happen year I worked there, and this year it happened to me. And they are the global leader in off-shoring jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Try treating employees like they are members of your family.


  2. "AIX Support Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AIX Support in Sandton (South Africa)
    Current Employee - AIX Support in Sandton (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enterprise environment - Career grown possibilities - Access to study materials,intewrnal e-courses free.

    Cons

    Work as contractor - No job stability - Poor Management - No benefits

    Advice to Management

    You are the weekness of IBM ZA.

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