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"OK place but reward and recognition is poor"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Global Opportunities
Wealth of Knowledge - Diverse Experience
Excellent work life balance

Cons

Internal Politics
Poor Pay. No reward for hard work. Pathetic hikes
No Distinction between high and low performer
Too much power with the people manager
Non existant HR

Advice to Management

Work to Reduce Office Politics
Reduce overheads, let employees focus on work
Better hikes and reward recognition
HR should be available to personally interact with the employees

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment is real good in IBM.

    Cons

    no salary hike for old employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people in real terms, not just in words


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Treat all graduates the same"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a motivated, career orientated individual and want to be in the same place for many years - IBM is perfect. It provides the clear ladder to the top and has an obvious and simple promotion structure.

    Cons

    I entered as a graduate hire a couple of years ago. My training was poor to say the least. I was not given any training which was aimed at my particular role but instead I was trained with a group of fellow grads from across IBM (Sales, marketing, HR functions etc...) therefor the training had to be of a "lowest common denomenator" type standard where we learnt how to shake hands and answer a telephone. While I had almost 2 years of work experience and 2 degrees I was treated like a child for the first two years of work. Pay is also poor and the work life balance is fine unless you want to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and train better. Realise that high utilisation targets may bring short term profitability but do not create an environment in which people want to remain....


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