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Current Intern - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
Current Intern - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Environment is awesome and work culture is good

Cons

Comapany is good but not all the intern are converted at IBM

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "long-term romance coming to an end"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect
    Current Employee - Advisory IT Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    broad technological background; lots of opportunities along various permeable career paths; company has been in business as a reliable partner for a long time, hence a lot of bigger deals are only in existence due to the company's ability to perform and to living up to the expectations of a trusted long-term client relationship; it is easy to be involved and contribute to as well as personally grow with huge deals, that other companies never would be able to execute

    Cons

    strategically moving away from a technology company to a 'high margin service' (aka consulting) company in favor of shareholder value, despite not being able to cope with the change culturally and not providing a clear vision; laying off highly skilled technological specialists to substitute with lower skill, high margin consulting jobs; at the same time not consequently aiming for top consulting personalities for new hires (the company is literally bleeding out on skilled workers); work-life balance with a strong tendency to working overtime where the salary is not at all high enough to compensate for this lifestyle and no alternative compensation is in place

    Advice to Management

    focus on core competencies; develop a clear strategic vision, communicate and act upon it; be consequent regarding the strategic vision across all hierarchical levels


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great products, great people, frustrating internal systems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at IBM are far and away the best attribute of the company. Knowledgeable and friendly, there is always someone willing to help you which is especially important during your first 6 months with the organisation. The products are solid if not spectacular and, of course, the company has a reputation which is the envy of the industry

    Cons

    The on-boarding process is appalling. IBM is populated with people who have been here for so long that they are unaware of how hard the company is to engage with as a new recruit. Internal systems are not good. The worst example is the customer record management. For a company that has been trading as long as IBM the view of the customer base is almost non existent. This means that a new representative does not have a single place to go to for analysis of his/her customer base. Customer code alignment is a lottery and this plays havoc with getting paid for closed deals. There is very little by way of team meetings and socialisation so it can feel like a very lonely place if you are not based at the head office in the UK.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the local management with the tools to do a better job of onboarding new employees. This means focussing on each territory to determine the brand statistics, contact points etc. Encourage team building among the brands and cross brand sales people.


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