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Oxford, England (UK)

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1045 reviews)

  • "low salary slow complex not competetive" (in 484 reviews)

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  1. "Constantly inspiring employer; challenging work; smart & caring colleagues"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO
    Excellent colleagues
    Dynamic atmosphere
    Work from home
    Challenging work
    Unlimited learning opportunities
    Opportunity to travel
    Collaborative & supportive working environment
    Design thinking
    Top clients in each sector
    Clear strategy

    Cons

    Lots of work with great people, no time to sit around and think and get bored
    Have to do your own admin - book travel, expenses, arrange meetings, write up meetings, purchasing etc can be laborious & difficult to prioritise with the day job


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a happy camper"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Administrator in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sales Administrator in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a large company with the potential, if you like it, to work anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    I was involved in a company buyout, hired on contract to cover a maternity leave, prior to the buyout. When IBM tookover they promised everyone the moon. I was told there would be a placement for me within the organization because I was a valued asset to them. All I had to do was submit my resume and have a short interview to discuss where I would be placed after the Maternity leave was over. When the time came for my interview it was postponed many times. Finally, needing to secure my future I requested that someone take the time to talk to me. It was then (only a week prior to my completion date) that there was no place for me ANYWHERE in IBM because I was considered a TEMP and there policy was that they don't hire temps. Even if I were to complete my contract and then reapply or a position, they would not consider me because I had been a TEMP!!! I learned that other people who were not temps, but had been with the former company for years, even the Managing Director, were promised positions at the beginning and then when the takeover happened they were told they had a month to look on the IBM job board and find themselves a suitable position to APPLY for!!!!


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