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"IBM Expierence"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good benefits and company brand

Cons

Too bureaucratic and not enough career advancement

Advice to Management

better chances for career advancement needed

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great for experience but not a long-term career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to different technologies and business environments
    Lots of opportunities to develop career, if you're pro-active about it.
    Looks good on CV
    Get to work with a lot of great people

    Cons

    Pay - IBM is one of the worst payers in the marketplace, with minimal benefits.
    Burn-out and Stress - Stress-related sick leave is a major problem, with many of the best people having to take weeks off to recover from being over-worked and under-supported.
    Permanent staff are treated the same as contractors, increasingly under pressure to find billable hours to record
    Employees = costs: constantly made to justify their jobs by logging billable hours or justify their place on payroll.
    Cost cutting has gone too far - can't even get a paper clip!
    Management are not managers, just administrators of policies cascaded from out of country
    Bureaucracy - poorly designed, inflexible processes and lack of guidance turn simple tasks into endurance tests. Employees are expected to build up wide personal networks within the company just to get the most basic tasks completed. It's all about who you know, not what you know.
    Rudimentary tooling - some of the online tools are unfit for purpose. But lack of investment in internal innovation means nothing ever improves. Spreadsheets are used just for just about everything.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the resources they need to do their jobs in a professional manner or all the best ones will end up working for your competitors.


  2. "Fairly OK. Good Exposure. Work life balance. low Pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Really good if you have an alternate source of income.
    -Since IBM is segregated into units, good ones are ISL, IRL. Remainder are not for you if you are a geek.
    -Good work life balance

    Cons

    - low pay, even for the best positions in the industry

    Advice to Management

    - If higher pay is not an option, a more flexible lifestyle should be allowed

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