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"Smart"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Istanbul (Turkey)
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Istanbul (Turkey)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

corporate culture, elite work environment

Cons

difficult to adapt the company in short term because of so many different sectors and solutions offered and the intranet of the company is complicated

Advice to Management

employees should be encouraged to think more than to work

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start as a fresh graduate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work in a ,multi-national environment, with people from all over the world, gain experience as for an entry-level, suitable to be added in your CV.

    Cons

    Very low salaries compared with other similar IT companies, people are working as to gain experience , as long as you are staying as much you realise that bureocracy is the most characteristic for Brno DC.
    Neverending promises as at the final performance evaluation ,nothing will change, even if you had been a valuable employee.
    No meal vouchers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should focus on the real fact that the best people are leaving the company, and they should realise that these highly experienced leavers cannot be replaced by a low educated personal, thing what is happening at this right moment.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "IBM-Worst Cmpany-No package, No Skill Set"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Eng in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Eng in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timing and Work from home sometimes (only if u got laptop here and less than 50% people get that)

    Cons

    Bad things :
    (i) Variable pay : If ur varibale pay is 1 lac, u will not be given more than 30 K and that too with best rating. Normaly average,people donot get more than 15K -20K (15%-20% part from the variable pay.) unlike other companies ..they pay 80% -100% from the varaible salary and even 110%. So in the CTC,they show big package, but pay much less than that. So ur actual in hand salary will be : Total salary - variable salry - performace bonus. i.e, ..u will get only fixed salary as annual package in hand and not more than that.You can almost neglect the varibale salary and performance bonus from ur packag as they are paid almost nil at end of year.

    (ii) Variable pay is paid only once a year in march. So who left the company after 9-10 months, his/her variable pay will be lost. Unlike other companies
    where variblae pay is given quartrely. So u can almost neglect the varibale pay from ur package which will not be paid to you.

    (iii)Very-Very Low package : While joining , company gives very less hike (normally not more than 20% -25%). u r ver lucky if u got more than that.
     But hike is very -very less here and that too not paid well.

    (iv) Appraisal : Apraisal is almost nil here. Maximum 2%-3% after 1 year and that too with best rating otherwise for avergae rating, not more tha 1%.

    (v) Work field :well in IBM, u will be recruited for some other technology and will be put in another technology. People with SAP skill set are working on excel sheets here. People with automation testing experts are forcefully dumped into maual testing. This practice is very -very common in IBM.
    So technical u r very much risky here. Do not join here..if u r techie guy. ur all skills vl be ruined here.

    (vi) No Process : there is no pocess for anything at all in this company. u wil be lost here for everything. U will run here and there miserably for any help
    and end in losing everything.

    (vii) HR :-ha ha ... I was here for long time and i have not seen HR in this company.no body knows who is their HR and no comm from their side also.

    (viii) Perfomance bonus : this is a part of ur package (3% of CTC) but will not be paid more than 0.5 % at all ..does not matter how well u have performed.

    (viii) there are lot of other hell things in the company.....a jungle of politics..... here everythng is in ur people manger hand.

    (ix) If u resign before one year, thay will make ur notice period from 1 month to 3 months and again u have to fight back for this.
    Officially notice period is 1 month for first 1 year in company but they will increase that to 3 months whenver thay want (before completing 1 year) ..generally with in 7-8 months of period

    (x) The iteration rate of company is more than 40%. From here only u can imagine, how dissatisfied are people from this company.

    I highly recommend NOT TO JOIN this company, not even by mistake. U will ruin ur carrier here.

    Advice to Management

    1. Pay variable salary to employees as mentioned in offer letter.
    2.Provide project to people in their skill set rather than throwing them anywhere.
    3.Pay proper package as per market standrads

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