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"Awesome Experience"

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Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
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No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

best exposure to outside world

Cons

salary is less in IBM ,, only defect

Advice to Management

give some good hikes

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Occupy Movement Required Across IBM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Size
    Depth of skills, know how and commitment of employees
    Business focus
    Brand
    Potential

    Cons

    Executive entitlement
    Distribution of corporate wealth
    Abuse of power
    Competitive Salaries
    Career Opportunity
    Lost Potential

    Advice to Management

    In an era of social connection, when people have access to a global conversation that is unprecedented in the evolution of business, we will see that truth, honesty and integrity will not only surface, but reign. Ongoing abuse of IBM employees by current leadership will emerge and be turned inward, bursting your bubble of privilege and long held sense of entitlement. Time and economic tide will shift to reveal a far more competitive employment marketplace at which time the IBM brand will not be enough to stem the exodus.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "HR will never help a staff member. IBM will work you into the ground and then make you redundant"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is around average but given the downturn expect IBM to use that to reduce wages for new hires.

    If you are able to get into a role where you can spend time building networks and gaining new skills you can move into other areas of the business

    Cons

    Very cost motivated which takes away from innovation, staff development and and a caring attitude to workers and customers.

    HR are quoted as telling new people managers that "it is now them and us"

    IBM discriminates against white heterosexual males in obtaining parental leave.

    IBM EXPECTS people to work 60+ hours per week and once they have a nervous breakdown they won't provide support or compensation, instead they work towards ways to either get the person to resign or make them redundant.

    IBM wont pay for tea, coffee, milk, sugar or provide cups to staff

    IBM removes benefits of employment without reference to staff and when HR are asked about it they want the staff member to prove that they ever had such a benefit.

    I have seen IBM inappropriately charge clients for software licences that the client should not be fully responsible for. When the fraud was reported on two occasions I was told to forget about it.

    Advice to Management

    - to HR - the H stands for Human.... don't forget it
    - to operational managers, you should remember that you can be held legally liable for increasing stress and overwork....suggest you make yourselves familiar with the WHS Act 2011
    - to execs stop delivering the good news and then getting your managers to hit the staff with bad news the next day.
    - to all execs and managers. Look after your clients first and your staff equally as important. When you make a client happy you get increased revenue and loyalty.

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