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"IBM - Very political to get higher positions"

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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;

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

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    "Disappointed every year"

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    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.


  2. "Great learning curve"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A firm that has different career path.
    task-efficient
    People are smart and intelligent.

    Cons

    More opportunities could be given to interns.

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