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IBM Kuala Lumpur Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Area (Malaysia)

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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 916 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Provide on going learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at, have ongoing learning & career progression opportunities

    Cons

    Benefits & budget cutting down, limits internal learning to new in house products


  2. "Suitable place for working moms"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility.flexibility.flexibility. Great company to work. Freedom in choosing your career path.

    Cons

    Low pay. Too frequent changes with bad implementations. It is getting worse everyday

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Contractor - IT Remote Specialist in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Former Contractor - IT Remote Specialist in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Condusive and very friendly and stress free environment

    Cons

    Matrix management, to much managers to report

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the management bureaucracy.


  4. "Avoid joining IBM Cyberjaya!"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Manager in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - IT Service Manager in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Work From Home
    *Flexible
    *Is a heaven place for people who do not want to do a lots work and get paid
    *cant think of any PROs

    Cons

    *People managers here are mannequin, can't help/guide/advise their employees... their daily job only approving leave in the systems. No others. They are not knowledgeable and experience at all. In terms work wise or managerial.
    *Do not expect much when you are assigned to start work.. you need to starts work immediately and there won't be any knowledge transfer, no documents, nobody care about you especially when you are in doubt about your works
    *When you got escalated even not your fault, your manager will put all the blame to you and ask your self to sorted it out
    *No growth in your career
    *Benefits are worst compared to all companies I joined before
    *Too many employees are not really working and always doing non work related activities which does not benefits to company such as host events, plan activities, decorations, outing...
    *Cafeteria foods are bad and getting pricey
    *No parking provided
    *No coffee or tea provided
    *Those who working hard are not being appreciated
    *Sick leave more than annual leave
    *Too many tools for daily clocking or leave application

    Advice to Management

    IBM Global should look into this! Hope it can be better!


  5. "Good for first job"

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    Current Contractor - Accounts Payable Administrator in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Accounts Payable Administrator in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balanced, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Salary not too attractive as for contractor and not entitle to any other benefit other than medical

    Advice to Management

    Please do allow third party contractor to take parts in IBM activities.


  6. "IBM Malaysia"

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    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Above average salary.
    - Great location.

    Cons

    - Unqualified managers which makes you wonder how they get selected
    - Nepotism
    - No external training
    - Low leave allocation

    Advice to Management

    - Choose managers wisely. They are the most important element of a team.


  7. "Resident Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Resident Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Resident Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad exposure, gain trust, Attractive salary, good environment to work

    Cons

    must know what is your goal in future

  8. "A place of great culture & with various learning opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Efficient onboarding
    - People are very warm & friendly
    - Seniors are willing to share and guide
    - Lots of opportunity to learn from various e-learning platforms
    - Great culture with emphasis of family values while allowing employees to dress smart casual daily

    Cons

    - Tonnes of processes and procedures
    - No complimentary amenities i.e. Pantry not equipped with complimentary coffee machine (have to pay for coffee)
    - May have to work long hours depending on project lifecycle (peak)


  9. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and some role allow to work from home

    Cons

    low base salary, low yearly increment and bonus
    lack of appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Please appreciate every hard work of employee and please listen their suggestion and idea too.


  10. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Transaction Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Sales Transaction Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible,Teammate is friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Have to work over time when need to do 2 or more people's work


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