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"Great international environment"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing in Copenhagen (Denmark)
Current Employee - Marketing in Copenhagen (Denmark)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

International contacts
Very experienced colleagues
Great work/life balance
You can get more responsibility if you want it!

Cons

Many processes
Bureaucratic
Not very competitive salaries

Advice to Management

Too bureaucratic

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great people and experiences"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privileged access to leading edge thought leadership and enabling technologies. Variety of work and projects.

    Cons

    Expected to grow skills in a lateral direction to broaden business skills. Business centric attitudes do not suit everyone. If you are unwilling to move to managing consultant grades you are stuck. You lose out in the globalization trend if you wish to remain technical within services. Be prepared to spend months away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the career growth opportunities more explicitly. Work-life balance seems aspirational to the mobile workforce when there is not enough spread in geographical opportunity.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "lots of cons. career stall."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - God Only Knows People Make Up Anything in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - God Only Knows People Make Up Anything in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some mates
    sick leave (and you'll need it if you get stressed, overworked, underutilised)

    Cons

    Virtually no benefits
    No formal training just a 2 hour how to setup your PC do your timesheets and read mail
    No R&D
    No Innovation
    Lied to about the size of bonus pool when insourced (told Par was 6%)
    Low Morale
    Staff are only kept to drain knowledge to offshore
    Entire teams of contractors let go
    Overtime not paid at all (lucky to take time of in lieu)
    IBM Assumes you are there for support
    Forced to have a mobile (paid for self if contractor) to be contactable for support
    Cost saving is the top priority of company
    No computer mouse, docking station, monitors are provided
    Managers typically have 40 people under them
    Manager may be in a different city (1000 km away)
    No training
    No on-the-job learning
    The be all and end of is CIRATS and SHC
    Poor Culture
    No pay increases
    PBC system is about who-you-know and schmooze with
    NO interest from management in Career development
    Survivors left wondering when the axe will fall
    Useless office tools (assuming you're not running Linux, in which case it's worse)
    Management and PMs are mostly useless (some exceptions)
    What do DPEs do?
    Clients are overbilled for incompetent work

    Advice to Management

    value your staff

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