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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

time flexible and working culture

Cons

No growth in the company for smaller tenure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to be employee oriented and and focus to understand the employee's grevience

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Cumbersome behemoth, lumbered down with red tape

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    Former Employee - Information Developer
    Former Employee - Information Developer

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, plenty of educational opportunities. Ability to transfer after two years. Globally recognised. Good social club, good holiday entitlement, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Where do I start? As a writer, I had shoddy equipment, was subject to endless red tape and having to get access to a succession of restricted areas to do my job.

    I was stuck in a team that regarded promotion as just not feasible - my manager actually laughed at a colleague of mine who asked her how she would go about getting a promotion. Our team passed information down the line only when absolutely necessary; very frustrating.

    Oh, and then there's that atrocious IBM software - Lotus Notes and Symphony - which we had to use. Nobody in their right minds would choose them over the MS alternatives.

    Finally, there's the PBC system, on which salary increases and, indeed, one's job ultimately depend. Managers are forced to choose a certain number of employees as under-performing, regardless of whether they're actually doing their job properly. This selection is on a competitive basis, but employees are not allowed access to information on how the decisions are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the PBC system, which causes stress and resentment. Drop Lotus Notes and Symphony if you're not going to improve them - they're an industry joke. Have a more transparent system for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok technology company to work for

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Decent processes that respect PMBOK, ITIL, SDLC and SCRUM. Varied solutions across industries. Solid professionals across the board.

    Cons

    Overly matrixed; customer value best achieved with PE's own verticle resources, rather than matrixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage from the customer value propositions vs. positioning for renegotiations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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