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"The world of unlimited possibilities... once you know, how to use it"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - People Manager in Wrocław (Poland)
Current Employee - People Manager in Wrocław (Poland)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Good support of your personal development
 - Multicultural environment with possibility to work with basically any country
 - Possibility of changing your field of expertise, once you're not satisfied with your current one, or you're just simply burned out
 - Good working atmosphere

Cons

- Bureaucracy
 - Absurdly huge processes, that don't have practical use

Advice to Management

- Watch your people better, make the best people advance - not the loudest one
 - Listen to the voice of lower management more often
 - There are many better places for saving

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM - Very political to get higher positions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name of IBM in your resumé

    Cons

    Work Environment not so good;
    Very political to get higher positions;


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed every year"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big and consolidated company, you kinda feel "safe" working for IBM.

    Cons

    Big and consolidated company, you constantly feel as an "expendable asset"... it doesn't matter how important you are, the company will make clear that you can be easily replaced.

    Besides that, (at least in Brazil), "manager" is a figurative position with no importance where usually people lacking competence sits and care only for the other incompetent and brown nosers.

    IBM has this "yearly formal evaluation process" called PBC (personal business commitment) where you are graded from 4 (worst, you are probably gonna be fired) to 1 (top performer) which is subjective as hell (basically your manager will grade you whatever he wants based on how much he/she likes you. The problem is this rating dictates your opportunities inside the company, as example: if you are not rated 2+, you are not eligible to salary raises, certain training or opportunities.

    Basically if your manager doesn't like you, he stalls your life/career for a whole year.

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing those who can really make the difference to your department instead of those apple polishing and doing "extra work" while slacking on the core activity.

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