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IBM New Zealand Reviews

Updated March 3, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. "Real oil"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global travel, Industry expertise, maturity

    Cons

    shareholder value focus, cost cutter


  2. "smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Specialist in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Contractor - Contract Specialist in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    they have superior knowledge and passion

    Cons

    to big for market size

    Advice to Management

    get smarter, think of engaging with like minded people through networking and sell your proposition into them, pass on the passion through your words and actions and build a culture of people who sing from the same songbook

  3. "Resource Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workforce Management Consultant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Workforce Management Consultant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Financial strength, Tools, worldwide reach, amazing skills

    Cons

    Lack of salary increases and bonus payments, no tea of coffee, process

    Advice to Management

    More flexibily around hiring, salary increases , bonus. Get tea and coffee back


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great resources, intelligent people, held back by legacy processes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The learning resources and breadth of research available to you is unbelievable. If you want to know about anything you only have to reach out and ask, from anyone in the world.
    Also everyone who I have worked with is exceptionally smart. They say the people keep you coming back and that is definitely true.
    If you want to make it one direction or be anything you generally can. You simply only have to get started, push in that direction and let people know that is the direction you want to go.

    Cons

    Even the smartest people are hampered by bad process and IBM appears to be as bad as it gets. Worldwide strategy and implementations don't appear to work at the local level in my country and despite the attempts to make the company an Agile one the lengthy processes are still in place and slowing us down.

    Advice to Management

    Do the Agile thing. Remove barriers. Enable countries to meet their goals in their own ways. Less process, more action. Enable us with the tools and guidelines and allow IBM to shine through unification of those.


  5. "Tester"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good enivronment for study and work

    Cons

    No cons i can think now

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "It's all right"

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    Former Intern - Project Coordinated in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Intern - Project Coordinated in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Frustrating processes
    Not enough work to go around

    Advice to Management

    Get more projects


  7. "Technical Architecture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large projects , problem solving , Innovation

    Cons

    Difficult progression for technical staff

    Advice to Management

    Enable further technical progression

  8. "My view"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work and life balance

    Cons

    Can increase pay according to the market value and cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much at this level


  9. "Good if you're prepared to check your ethics at the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I worked at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The money. The contract hourly rate was good.

    Cons

    The technical team has some weak players, project management is some of the worst I have worked with, the environment is highly politicized and thoughtful engineering discussion is actively discouraged.


  10. "QA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Tester in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Contractor - Tester in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good managers and detailed processed

    Cons

    too busy, everyone in the project is in a hurry

    Advice to Management

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