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"Great company, slow to get things done"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Melbourne (Australia)
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Career opportunity, work variety, client exposure, some great experts in many fields, global opportunities, work life flexibility and ability to work anywhere, employee equality

Cons

Poor pay and difficulty having pay reviewed or updated within changed roles or positions, job insecurity, 'blue tape' and processes slowing everything down, poor reward and recognition efforts and team building programs.

Advice to Management

Removing staff who are needed from positions that are then not backfilled, or replaced with inferior candidates (both on and off shore) makes working in a team very challenging, and reduces how much the remaining staff contribute.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, clturally good, very good benifits, attractive environment to work

    Cons

    carreer growth considerly low, getting new projects assigned

    Advice to Management

    to get more interactive with employees


  2. "So much potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Technical Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Technical Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of roles and opportunities
    Good education
    Good access to customers at a senior level
    Large projects
    Huge intellectual Capital portfolio

    Cons

    Can be Excessively bureaucratic
    Not very empowering environment as decision making is often centralised in US
    Senior Managers are often simply administrators
    Slow and complex decision making which can be frustrating when dealing with customers in a timely manner
    Very finance focussed

    Advice to Management

    "Trust the many and not the few" is the best way to realise potential

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