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"Satisfying"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chennai (India)
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chennai (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Huge information bank. Good work culture

Cons

Low starting salary for fresher

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great potential - bad culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home. Lots of room to learn about many aspects of IT industry.
    Many great people who really want to do great jobs and care.

    Cons

    Rule by fear mentality.
    Constant finance cuts in so many different ways - too many to list.
    Staff are treated like chess pieces on a board with no input into their own career futures.
    Executives are acting in ways that "feels" desperate - most lower end stuff taking the brunt of it.
    Cross-country management with performance evaluations makes it almost impossible to get a good rating without killing yourself with overtime. The motto is to "be better than all of your peers" to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating staff like human beings with the respect they deserve.


  2. "So much potential"

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    • 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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