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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at IBM for more than 5 years

Pros

State of the art technology and co-workers were very friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed the company charity events.
Well known and respected company.

Cons

Long commute.
Life/work not all that bad but could be better.
Some office politics. Just lookout for yourself.

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Keep up the good work!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag but overall, heading in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    broad resources to leverage for any assignment , reasonable pay, benefits historically excellent

    Cons

    benefits slowly going down the drain, constant US resource actions leading to extremely overworked people left (now you have to be billable at least 125-145% of the time just to be considered "average") extremely unfair rewards system (advertise that they "reward performance" but reality is, rewards are extremely limited so most who "perform" are definitely NOT rewarded due to the inadequate forced curve. Innovation is possible at IBM, but definitely an uphill battle. Most business units are purely interested in staffing their opps and nothing more--you will have to fight LONG and HARD to get anything new seriously considered--but, it IS possible at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your manaical focus on your shareholders is ruining this company--slowly, but surely. There's no advice I can really give, because you aren't interested in anything else, despite what you tell clients IBM is all about. It's a shame to watch this historically great American company sinking with respect to delivering real value to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    HR will never help a staff member. IBM will work you into the ground and then make you redundant

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is around average but given the downturn expect IBM to use that to reduce wages for new hires.

    If you are able to get into a role where you can spend time building networks and gaining new skills you can move into other areas of the business

    Cons

    Very cost motivated which takes away from innovation, staff development and and a caring attitude to workers and customers.

    HR are quoted as telling new people managers that "it is now them and us"

    IBM discriminates against white heterosexual males in obtaining parental leave.

    IBM EXPECTS people to work 60+ hours per week and once they have a nervous breakdown they won't provide support or compensation, instead they work towards ways to either get the person to resign or make them redundant.

    IBM wont pay for tea, coffee, milk, sugar or provide cups to staff

    IBM removes benefits of employment without reference to staff and when HR are asked about it they want the staff member to prove that they ever had such a benefit.

    I have seen IBM inappropriately charge clients for software licences that the client should not be fully responsible for. When the fraud was reported on two occasions I was told to forget about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - to HR - the H stands for Human.... don't forget it
    - to operational managers, you should remember that you can be held legally liable for increasing stress and overwork....suggest you make yourselves familiar with the WHS Act 2011
    - to execs stop delivering the good news and then getting your managers to hit the staff with bad news the next day.
    - to all execs and managers. Look after your clients first and your staff equally as important. When you make a client happy you get increased revenue and loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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