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IBM Sydney Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  1. "Cloud Service Provider Executive. APAC"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Service Provider in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cloud Service Provider in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scope and variety of career

    Cons

    None really anything major for concern


  2. "ERP Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best infrastructure provided to the consultants and employees.

    Cons

    Complex management structure leading to difficult in understanding the expectations

  3. "Much has changed and not for the good"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big organization and ability to move to different/diverse roles. Flexibility. Reasonable place to work if you have a supportive manager

    Cons

    Low morale with increasing job losses (RAs). Rolling RAs even when local teams have limited pre-sales technical coverage. For many products in AP, IBM has less technical SMEs on the ground that most startups/competitors. Layers of management and executives mainly managing up.

    Advice to Management

    When IBM Exec's a few years ago talked about Kodak, and how they should have been more open to change, ironically IBM was having it's Kodak moment on Cloud. IBM missed yet another opportunity in it's long history (the birth of Microsoft, SAP (ex IBMers), completely missed mobile, didn't want to upset it's existing software base by building a worldwide cloud service.


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work flexibility
    -Graduate training
    -Ability to change roles internally
    -Exposure to cognitive technology

    Cons

    -Too much focus on deal management
    -Overly complex processes/Slow to get anything done
    -Poor culture
    -Poor visibility of your own career progression and compensation


  5. "100% Club Bali"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing experience! We were spoiled beyond belief. I felt so appreciated and valued. Thank you IBM!

    Cons

    It was only 3 days! (Please send me back!)


  6. "BPRR"

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    Current Employee - BPRR in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - BPRR in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top IT company, Excellent Univerity University

    Cons

    Redundancies and uncertainty and lack of opportunities

    Advice to Management

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  7. "Where do I start...?"

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    Current Employee - Manager GTS in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager GTS in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, ability to work from home (soon to be stopped though, well done IBM)

    Cons

    Incredibly cumbersome processes. Constant redundancy actions. Offshoring to incompetents. Really poor management and leadership. Baffling senior executive hires. Devious and underhanded behaviours.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the top three layers of 'management' and start again.

  8. "A tough gig"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work practices (but being cut back)
    Good reputation (among old timers)

    Cons

    Everyone leaving, including executives. Newcomers don't stay because too hard to integrate. You are left to your own devices. Self-service IT support. No tea or coffee. No money for anything. Have to sign for a pen or pencil. Bullying managers get away with it nowadays. Older workers being pushed out. Young ones moving to greener pastures. Internal tech and tools don't work.

    Advice to Management

    Look after employees if you want them to look after clients. Employees are down and clients can sense that.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor culture, plenty of potential"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are passionate about helping their teams

    Cons

    - Large reliance offshore staff (mostly from Bangalore, India)
    - Lack of delegation to the markets from the US brands
    - Complete absence of culture, and HR seem to be completely unable to do anything about it

    Advice to Management

    I honestly don't know if there's anything that management can do to improve our culture or performance. Worldwide makes all decisions and makes us accountable for the results of their actions.


  10. "SAP Architect"

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    Current Employee - SAP Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - SAP Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, leadership support, Development

    Cons

    Large Organisation and Process Oriented


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