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IBM Sao Paulo Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Sao Paulo, Brazil Area (Brazil)

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  • sometimes work-life balance gets out of order (in 953 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 451 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities in IBM. As long as pursue them, you would find the job responsibilities you like.

    Cons

    Everything is process-based, which is usually lengthy, so many time-effective decisions have missed the good chance to make.


  2. "IBM is great for those who live the moment and have the necessary patience to pave the road for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and slow carrier progression.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and be present. Be part of the team :)

  3. "Java Developer"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, stable, home office project

    Cons

    Salary, without defined plan of carrier


  4. "Great Company, Many Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Hortolândia (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Worldwide company offers many opportunities in different areas. Currently going through an Agile transformation with increasing focus on Cognitive / AI / Big Data / Analytics / Cloud offerings.

    Cons

    Company size and age results in Excessive processes and controls. Agile transformation is still a promise as some organizations are operating at full Agile while others are just getting started.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance employee recognition.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, collaborative environment and industry leadership

    Cons

    Too many processes and people at administrative tasks


  6. "Supply chain and then Logistic mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Mgmt in Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Mgmt in Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company yo work with, very flexible and open mind, great carrer opportunities

    Cons

    Too long work hours per week around 50


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - QA Tester in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good values.

    Cons

    GBS is the last part of the company to receive informations.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to GBS workers what we can do to better the company strategie.

  8. "IBM is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is great place to work , we have full of opportunity to learn new technologies and to move positions

    Cons

    weak RH, a lot of bureaucracy


  9. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Benefits and Status are good

    Cons

    Performance Evaluation and Career are not so transparent


  10. "Head of Watson Customer Engagement"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand, Information, Innovation in specific segments, Great People

    Cons

    RedTape, Low focus on Client, Gap in Career Paths, Lack of Proposition and Trust and delivery first sell later.

    Advice to Management

    Client First, Change the current high level leadership, stop the finance engineer, take care of people, change the company indeed stop pretend, change the merchandising method and the go to market, shutdown the internal " churches" , think in quarter but also in perpetuation, balanced management and stop treating people badly.


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