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"Greatly disappointing."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

Pros

Most departments discourage employees from working over time.

Cons

The A/NZ sales and marketing community is sadly filled with dirty politics. Highly questionable behaviours abound that challenge even the company's own Business Conduct Guidelines. Sales directors openly have favourites, have pets, and support the agenda of these favourite few, and care very little about the rest and care very little about quiet achievers. Sadly top achievers have gone to competitors. It's all about appearance, the loudest, the good looking, and the most outgoing over competency.

Employees and 1st line management are heavily micro-managed. Make no mistake, the sincere and hard working will not be promoted or awarded. The manipulative, the cunning, the politically savvy, and the highly aggressive fight for the opportunities and promotions. Be warned, your Manager will tell you roles are too high a Band, and refrain from recognising talent and skill in order that they may not need to justify salary increase, band increase, and keep you as resource for his or her own team's needs.

Directors and Business Unit Executives tend exhibit Corporate Psychopath like behaviour.
First line Managers are mostly terrible.

Promotions are based on tenure rather than competency - hence the high attrition rate of young employees in the company.

Advice to Management

Totalitarian leadership and playing favourites gets you a bad reputation, many of you already do, and it incites corruption among those reporting to you. Learn true Leadership of the people.

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Partner in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Associate Research Partner in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very proffestional environment, team working atmosphere, exciting job with a good working condition and payment

    Cons

    High discipline, working hard to meet deadline and deadline, unbalance the workload since depending on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible for project assigments, can create a system to balance workingload, offer opportunities to be trained and promoted instansly.


  2. "secretary"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very stable, get to know colleagues from all around the world

    Cons

    hard to promote, salary is very low


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