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"Really not an MNC culture"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. Work from Home option
2. Broad spectrum of work opportunities

Cons

1. Culturally it is like any other Indian companies - Leaders do not give personal space to produce results, work is done on an adhoc basis, managers only delegate work, are not competent themselves, managers just want to hear "yes" to all work given
2. Company is worried only about billing.Utilization is the buzz-word.
3. No employee development/learning
4. HR is literally non-existent. Heard them only during induction into the company
5. Feedback mechanism on work done is done only during year end

Advice to Management

Have open house sessions to get employee feedback directly and address them (not just through closed surveys); have skip meetings where employee meets senior mgt once in 6 months or so.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent for oldies, not good for starters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Flexible timings.
    Nice process outlined to manage your career within the organisation.
    Trainings.

    Cons

    The 'worst' in terms of compensation compared to other organisations. Our effort is directly linked to billing, meaning if you did a good job in your project and your utilisation is not up to the mark, then your effort is, simply put...ignored. Too much of policy dose from the managers. Bragging about the past achievements and their brand image.

    Employee referral is a complete catastrophe, no one ever has been placed in IBM referred by an employee..except may be by some managers. Everybody knows that HR and some consultancies have some 'illegitimate tie ups' and the only promote candidates from them. IBM is not transparent on this except for sending out repeated emails to its employees to refer candidates.

    The following comments are specfically to managers/Sr consultants in IBM Hyderabad
    - Managers in Hyd do not possess the capability to win over a customer, they cannot manage the careers of their employees, unprofessional attitude, hypocrites, encourage boot lickers, show bossism..and living examples I heard about are ....well..most of the managers :)

    Advice to Management

    Advice to managers in Hyderabad - Maintain a professional attitude towards junior employees, dont behave as if they are your slaves!!

    And fight for projects in Hyderabad location, we have good resources here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IBM india is a good place to work in. good projects here.you have great oppurtunity for development."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    career development
    good work environment
    good flexibility
    good projects
    nice facilities
    skill enhancement oppurtunities
    certification guidance
    good brand value
    work from home

    Cons

    relocation issues
    reimbrusement issues
    management not good
    HR is not good
    language biases in respective areas
    less salary
    profit sharing is less

    Advice to Management

    care should be taken for employees. salary hikes should be only dependent on company's performance and not on market reviews.


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