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"Internal thoughts"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IBM has what I would consider competative salary. There are always chanllenges, and employees are allowed to do what needs to be done. Usually upper management listens to the advice of those of us that know our jobs.

Cons

The chances of getting a different job/position or whatever for a US employee is virtually non-existant.
Training has been cut back to almost nothing.

Advice to Management

Continuing to make commitments to new services and contracts without the willingness to add any labor force is going to come back to bite you.
The reality of internal beuaracracy, and lack of real cooperation between different towers is killing customer satisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "working with IBM India, Bangalore as application prog.since oct 2007..gr8 place to work..enjoy work life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Bengaluru (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life banlance..
    freedom in company to access every material..different sites and ur work time
    no swap in swap out...
    after 2 years you can change ur project...
    many projects have onsite oppurtunities...but u have to be dedicated then only....

    Cons

    most of the projects are the maintence projects for the big Telecom Company's of the world..
    hike is very less....it make u frustrating...after two - three years...
    not a good place for freshers..who is looking for lot of learning rather than enjoy.and money...

    Advice to Management

    no advice...management is mature enough to handle the employees....in all respect...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to work for long"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name, enough projects - which means sufficient work for employees.

    Cons

    This is not a company for performers. Career movement in IBM India is tagged to people management chain - which may not be one's project chain. This creates preferential evaluation of an employee as People Manager always prefer reportees of his own project. IBM is also removing all facilities that they used to provide couple of years back - like medical insurance premium. IBM has established lot of processes - but most of them have big gaps into it. It has an utilization target of 98% - which you can't achieve. The same is used as an explanation weapon to prove your bad yearly rating. Computation logic for utilization calculation is also weired. It considers mandatory holidays (like Independence Day, May Day, Gandhi Jayanti) as WORKING day while calculating one's utilization.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the human side of your employee. IBM was never a pay master - but it used to be a place where employees though to work for life. Now, it has lost that as well.

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