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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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    out source

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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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    Co-Op

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work from home is a flexible benefit. Traveling is also not an issue, allows for personal schedule setting and flexibility.

    Cons

    Long string of communications to get things completed. With working at home also comes a down side. Seems like you can always take work home with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this time, I have no advice. Maybe a better way to search for the needed information or clearer documentation of processes.

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    Approves of CEO
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