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IBM Shanghai Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Experience with IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Capability and Solution Manager, Talent Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Capability and Solution Manager, Talent Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A Great company to broaden your horizon, build capability and network with professionals.

    Cons

    Too structured and well organized - somehow it's not good for employees to grow in some perspectives.


  2. "Company Reveiw"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full of opportunities to work in different positions in different BUs, and you can meet many experts in multiple areas, great reputation in the industry which can help you on business related activities.

    Cons

    Not much on the cons side. Maybe too many online or virtual training, but few classroom training can be one if I have to pick up on item

    Advice to Management

    Take more action to transform IBM towards agility, and recognize the difference of each IOT and empower the management of different IOTs.


  3. "IBM Shanghai Studio is AWESOME"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New studio, growing numbers of designers, young team, full of fun and possibility

    Cons

    Mainly working on internal side products, which is not bad actudally


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  5. "technology manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    you can study more technology.

    Cons

    you may more busy, and you have to work on more day.


  6. "Application Developer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    bound of leaning material to help you improve yourself

    Cons

    salary not that attractive. lots to process for dealing any kinds of cases.

    Advice to Management

    treat people equally


  7. "business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fairly paid and good work environment. IBM has a good training system which gives new employees more accesses.

    Cons

    Office policy and big company hierarchy.


  8. "IBM Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    It is a great company

    Cons

    It is a great job

    Advice to Management

    who is a great senior project


  9. "Good Company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Excellent co-workers.
    Many team building activities.

    Cons

    Old technology, still use J2SE to do some application.
    I didn't get much actual work there, most of Then time were sending emails or doing reports

    Advice to Management

    Should give more work to interns.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Easy to get lost in the Big Blue"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Lots of free learning resources and you are expected to learn something new each day!
    * Many talented people and you can feel their enthusiation
    * Some great opportunities out there
    * The company has exciting future ahead
    * Great global leaderships

    Cons

    * Confusing managerment
    * I have a manager asked me to work on the weekend to help with his own personal business and if you say no, he showed you what is political company culture like in real.
    * Long working hours for project completion in every 2 months

    Advice to Management

    * Provide positive constructive feedback/ criticism that can fix problems
    * Share your strategy with the team and make things transparent
    * Do not take things personally
    * Please ask questions for the team to answer so we can make 2-way communication
    * Stop making complaints for something are not even a truth


  11. "Senior Software Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open, industry leading technologies and products, process maturity, lots of learning resources, professional people, trustful by customers, innovation

    Cons

    Too much process burden. Decision making takes so long. Like to introduce new processes and tools which are not better than previous ones.


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