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"Big and good brand, useless management"

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Former Intern - Sales Support Student/Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Former Intern - Sales Support Student/Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Big company and leading brand in the field.

Cons

Completely number-driven management, often unable to look beyond the current quarter. Lower and middle management fairly distached from actual work done by their employees.

Advice to Management

Engage more with the day to day work of employees to get the ability to qualify the numbers reported.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Not what it was"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice stamp on your cv.

    Good place to learn a lot.

    Cons

    No salary raising.

    You are nothing if you are not in sales dept.

    No growth.

    Advice to Management

    Dont think just on EPS, there are valuable people working for you and that is your strongest strenght.


  2. "Great experience for 1st job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career development, there is constant training for everybody, there are a lot opportunities to make long term connections with customers and business partners in the industry.

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic, a lot of time wasted on internal systems processes that usually are considered more important than the customer needs.
    Highly internal political environment

    Advice to Management

    Focus more in long-term strategic decisions and not only in results of current quarter.


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