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"Good place to work.."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

1) Flexity of working timings (also, no swipe in or swipe out machines)
2) Option of working from home (if required)

Cons

1) Getting a good appraisal and then good hike is very difficult (unless you have few patents on yout name)
2) No project outings
3) Standard utilization % is not practical

Advice to Management

I do not have any suggestions to the Senior Management. But, I think they should not entirely concentrate on cost cuttings.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IBM is not a place where u can expect growth financial or vertical."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical exposure
    Good understanding of how business goes and what can be the impact of a error.
    Good policies overall, as they are not governed by the Manager.
    Good company to sit and enjoy...like if u want no growth or progress in life.

    Cons

    No HR
    No Manager to talk to to, they are there just for name sake.
    No importance to individual growth.
    Complex processes and policies which u can only learn after making mistake.
    Too big a organization to get your good work get noticed.
    Too much politics ...which is supported by the manager and you need to have good links with the Team Lead/Manager in case u want leaves...or good/OK rating.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to the employees, we are humans too.....


  2. "Not a Good Place!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -Line workers are fantastic (what's left anyways)
    -Great experience and IBM name still carries weight
    -Great 401k and pension if you still have it

    Cons

    -US Workforce is becoming extinct. IBM flat out does not want many folks left in the USA
    -Off shore staff is not up to speed nor talented enough to take on what's being lifted and shifted to them. Don't get me wrong I am not trying rip those folks just saying with 13 yrs experience I still have mentors with 20 and 30yrs plus. Those in India simply do not have that and want to follow a script and script only.
    -Management is poor, direction given is poor and first lines rarely know the business.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on the US workforce. Stop hiding behind the economy as a reason for you doing all this"workload rebalancing" as you like to call it. You can't ask for stimulus money and then layoff US workers. Get your ethics in order, something IBM used to pride itself on.

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