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"Experiences differ by line of business - this is a GBS review"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Architect in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT Architect in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to work with some of the best people in the industry. The work is varied, interesting and challenging.

Cons

Corporate overheads, admin, expectations, measurements against targets are all very onerous. Over the years the corporation has moved to a self service model in order to save money. Gone are the dedicated travel booking people, dedicated admin support staff, cleaners and office maintenance.

Advice to Management

Empower the workforce more, stop treating everyone like children when it comes to cost management policy and remove some of the over the top administration burdens from people.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Technical support team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary and good experiance i the field, possibility of advancing

    Cons

    variable shifts, fast paced , you have to be ready on the dime

    Advice to Management

    more managment


  2. "Shared Services Centre - no thanks""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are lucky and have a half-way competent manager then it is not that bad.

    Cons

    Management does not stick to promises, base salary extremely low, working conditions poor, employee review (PBC) is everything but objective, rules are not kept and basic health and safetey rueles are unknown. No career path except teamleader or manager, attrition rate of 30 - 40% reflects conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Start to develop a culture and keep commitments - act like IBMers do instead of Center staff.

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