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IBM Sydney Reviews

Updated February 9, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Work from home and friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did an internship for 1 year and stayed as a gradate for another year. We can work from home from time to time. Everybody is so nice and teaches me a lot of stuff generously.

    Cons

    Not I can think of. I only want to switch job because I don't want to stay in IT industry.


  2. "Server Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good Company, very flexible, left alone as long as you are there when then need you (fix something 3am in morning) No micro management

    Cons

    Product no good, so company lack $$

  3. "Software Client Leader"

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    Former Employee - Software Clent Lead in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Clent Lead in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Size breadth of product solutions

    Cons

    Ibm sucks , it suffers from a form of corporate narcissism , it values itself over its clients , it's sales ethos is manipulative


  4. "Atrocious culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Client Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Client Leader in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of diversity of project you never got bored

    Cons

    Atrocious pro company anti customer outlook . Revenue at any cost , which is a business model from the past not the future


  5. "Project manager, geo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good work-life balance
    Flexible working arrangements if you belong to global team

    Cons

    Organisational restructure often occurs to be global-aligned and it could lead to employees feeling insecure.


  6. "Working at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Client Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Client Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great innovation in technology, new cloud services embody the ecosystem of open standards and the API economy

    Cons

    Need to stay internally politically well connected at all times

    Advice to Management

    Live by IBM values not the metrics of volume sales


  7. "Architecture Manager at the company IBM"

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse product set at IBM

    Cons

    A lot of cost cutting at IBM

  8. "It is what you make it"

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

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

    Pros

    Potential to do whatever you want

    Cons

    For the work, the pay was way below market rate

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the manure


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    "Worst Australian Employer of the Decade"

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

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

    Pros

    Brand, cold calls still get attention, good network of ex-IBMers willing to give IBM business from their organisations

    Cons

    Lack of empathy, clarity of roles, insecure and caustic culture

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring, leave good people alone


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There approach to handle customer issues were amazing.

    Cons

    Too much cost cutting resulting in staff reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Value and retain high valued employees.


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