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"The worst company I have ever worked for - Sweatshop"

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Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- a good name to have on the CV
- a good place to network and meet new people - and then leave like everyone else does

Cons

- Resourcing managers make your life hell when you are on the bench and try to push you on whatever project suits them without asking your opinion or considering your personal circumstances
- arrogant (micro-)managers with big egos who are full of themselves and expect to be sucked up to
- no work-life balance; you are expected to put your life on hold
- number of hours you spend at work matters (face time culture), not the results
- regardless of what they tell you IBM DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS EMPLOYEES
- rigid and hierarchical organisation
- they only win projects because of their brand and size, but customers are rarely satisfied due to poorly delivered work by offshore resources
- bad reputation as an IT software implementation partner

If you are a senior consultant IBM UK Global Business Services is not a good place to work. Don't waste your time, go somewhere else!

Advice to Management

Treat your people better and be less arrogant. You think that you are something special as you work for IBM but you are not.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good balanced software company."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Facilities are basic but you will have the tools you need and direct work with management. Company has many competitors so is aggressive in pursuing business so you need to be business minded.

    Cons

    Company size is in between small and big. So you will have at times too few people.


  2. "Long & productive career, one bad boss out of many. The business changed dramatically over the course of my 30+ yrs."

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    Former Employee - Program Director
    Former Employee - Program Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, strong respect for the individual, professionalism

    Cons

    rare manager that abuses power, usually nipped in the bud

    Advice to Management

    revisit the end-to-end (net) value of chasing the lowest cost geography (global resources). A low cost country (LCC) doesn't remain so, and so constantly chasing the next LCC, including relocating or retraining, adds cost that defeats the purpose of a LCC

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