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IBM Birmingham Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Birmingham, England (UK)

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Remote working. Professional colleagues. Respect for the Individual, Great prospects (all now in the past).
    Current.....IBM showing on my CV.

    Cons

    Current: No respect for the individual, Cost cutting to detriment of individual. If not in London, they do not seem interested in you. I was there for 20+ years and RA'd with Stat minimum which for what was once such a fine organisation is poor treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back respect for the individual. Practice what you preach as there seems one rule for Execs and another for rest.


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Security Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manage own time and get to manage your own workload you also get a chance to work with some real smart people.

    Cons

    No Work life balance. Be prepared for some long hours. On one hand that's the nature of being a consultant you either like it or you don't.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Huge corporate monolith, too much politics and too many mini-empires..."

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Meet interesting diverse people, on the phone :-) People you work with directly are all great..

    Cons

    IBM invented Bullmerde bingo. High Performance culture rewards top 10% year after year to the detriment of everyone else - who actually do the real work - instead of spending majority of the time telling everyone how wonderful they are... Company takes advantage of their employees with expectation of working extra hours that are not compensated with overtime payments.

    Advice to Management

    If you make huuuuge record profits be a bit more generous with your employees. Stop threatening all employees with cheap GR resources, all the time.


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