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Graduates really don't get a good deal

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Current Employee - Grads - Best to Quit After A Few Years Experience
Current Employee - Grads - Best to Quit After A Few Years Experience

I have been working at IBM

Pros

1) Looks good on CV
2) Potential to work on different client sites
3) Meet some really decent people
4) Can get experience in different areas

Cons

1) Salary is awful, with 3+ years experience, expect to be getting £500 more than new grads with no experience
2) PBC reviews encourage backstabbing, no loyalty to other colleagues
3) If you don't undertake 'giveback' (e.g. free work for IBM) you are penalised in the PBC reviews
4) If you only have 'average' utilisation and don't work for free, you are penalised in the PBC review

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You spend thousands on the graduate program and want to get the best, yet once in IBM, the consultants don't seem to matter any more. Focus on retaining the employees you have with better development options and salaries that aren't in the lowest 12% of consultancy firms..

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    good start for an IT career

    Cons

    soon or later jobs will be outsourced to off-shore for cheaper laber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there should be some kind of 'automated' job matching for those that are being laid off, since there are so many jobs posted on IBM career site - so why not keep the talents you have instead of look else where ...

    No opinion of CEO
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    Not as good as its reuptation...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Very good reputation. Looks great on the resume.
    Good Work Life Balance.
    Strong Brand Image. Respectable in the Industry.

    Cons

    Alot of generational workers who have been at IBM for many years just coasting by...
    Salaries are lower than expected and raises are minimal.
    Can't really figure out how the company stays profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The performance review is a joke. Everyone has figured out that it means nothing. Hire more competent people and compensate them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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