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"Work full out; then on bench"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

certain assignment opportunities are great
previous employment on resume
some co-workers are great

Cons

# of hours;
how assignments are given out (who you know vs. capabilities)

Advice to Management

have management directing people to work smart vs. work pointless hours then we'd all get a better work vs. life balance

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor compensation and benefits, Good flexibility"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The real great benefit at IBM is the flexibility to work from anywhere and depending on the position, anytime. Also, the possibility to work with other cultures and languages is really a good advantage if you have the opportunity of working in a global team.

    Cons

    The compensation plans in IBM are really low comparing to similar on the market. The monthly salary is very low and benefits are far below for a company on that size. The yearly bonus is to make laugh, normally 50% of a salary maximum. The normal benefits, like healthy plans, meals, etc, are only ok, and not as well as anyone should expect for a company on that size.
    Chances of being promoted are rarely and motivated by the people you know, not the work you do. Your career grows very slowly through the years.
    Managers usually have more than 200 employees under them, and of course, this is impossible to work like this, so you are on your own. You need to manage yourself and hope that anybody notice you, so you have any chances for promotions and recognition.
    In the last year or two, the benefits are getting worse, as they cut some of them, and freeze some others.

    Advice to Management

    They really need to think if they want to continue to get cheap workforce so in very little time the quality of services will start to decrease quickly, and customers will be affected.
    In employees point of view, they need to be recognized and have better compensation plans and benefits, that is what everybody expects from a company like IBM.


  2. "Nice and engaging place to work. Too complex organization. slow career."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Turin (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Turin (Italy)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having the latest cutting edge technology preview. Working with a lot of smart people. Good balance with the personal life.

    Cons

    extremely complicated structure. slow career path. too many hyerarchical levels. low salary compared to the US collegues.

    Advice to Management

    keep an eye to the real talents. do not manage "resources" but persons.

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