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"Former Finance Analyst - Sydney"

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time

Pros

Big brand name on the CV which helped me in getting to my senior position now otherwise nothing else!

Cons

- Lack of career progression - lack of development and training invested in staff other than to throw people in the deep end
- Politics
- Team leaders takes credit for the their subordinates hard work - lack of transparency in measuring staff's performance and hence inability to reward staff (bonus is a few hundred dollars max)
- bottom line profit is a priority to this company rather than their own employees - this is evident through their extreme cost cutting measures such as removing tea and coffee from the kitchens. Cost cutting seems to be the main solution rather than growth
- People - due to the long length of service of many of the employees - there is a culture of not being open to change. This is due to the lack of investment in the development of staff as noted above
- graduate program is a joke - lack of rotation and graduates are pigeon holed into a role
- lack of consistency in models and methods used by various staff in the same role/job title
- unwritten/unspoken expectation to work from home/offsite when employee is sick or on leave
- lack of work life balance

Advice to Management

Invest in your people. Cost cutting is also not the solution to your woes.

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    Pros

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    Cons

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    Pros

    Flexibility to work.
    Understanding managers
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    Advice to Management

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