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  1.  

    Not a place for innovation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Pay was about industry standard. Having IBM on your cv can possibly carry some weight for people who still think of IBM the way it used to be many years ago.

    Cons

    Terrible toxic culture. No room to be innovative or show initiative. Seem hell bent on making life difficult and costly for their customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the worst companies to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Time flexibility(thats what everyone working in the company says) dont know yet.

    Cons

    - not even a coffee for employees
    - salary hike is like 5% a year
    - arrogant seniors
    - most of the printers and scanners never work most of the time
    - them asking for preferred location is a mockery

    NEVER JOIN THIS COMPANY GUYS IT HAS GOT ONLY ITS 100 YEARS REPUTATION NOTHING ELSE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Long term employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Large organisation
    Still has great people working for it

    Cons

    Very poor culture
    Not the company it used to be to work for
    Lack of strategy and clarity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great springboard to launch a career in IT or Business Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well respected and known brand, great learning opportunities, lots of travel opportunities

    Cons

    Unprofessional compared to other consulting firms & big 4, high average age, not a great social culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be less conservative as an organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Melbourne
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Melbourne

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance with the ability to work from home. A lot of autonomy to perform your tasks. Good salary. Good learning environment. Great team culture. People are always helpful.

    Cons

    Majority of workforce is contractors. Low job retention rate as a result losing wealth of knowledge over time. Working in business units creates a lot of duplication (Silos).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must address the retention rate. Must integrate the business units to reduce redundancies and duplication. Work towards a leaner organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth it anymore

    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Brisbane
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Brisbane

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of

    Cons

    To name one , absolutely don't care about either the customer or their staff
    the rest are Far too many to list .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none :
    They need more than advise they need someone to clean up the place and start again .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great......now there is nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    It is massive, great amount of IP and opportunity to move into a company that defies national culture!

    Cons

    There is nothing left eduction and training has been removed, massive redundancies in the last two years have resulted in the remaining survivors competitively looking to get out. No opportunity to grow or learn in this organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to either look after who is left or give them the redundancies!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Great Hands on experience
    Approachable people

    Cons

    Not much co-interns nor community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Internship

    Current Intern - Intern in Sydney
    Current Intern - Intern in Sydney

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many fellow interns and people to share drinks with.

    Cons

    Difficulty with managing expectations, depending on division there is either too much or too little work for the interns to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give training to teams for how to treat interns, and give the teams an insight into the incentives as well as the difficulty in working full time prior to graduation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Best Company, The Best People.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    When you join IBM you are an IBMer for life. There are so many talented, intelligent, innovative people working side by side with you every day that you are inspired to be the best you can be.
    Work/life balance is extremely important as are the happiness, satisfaction and safety of all staff.
    All new ideas, no matter if they come from the mailroom or the executive board are treated with the consideration and enthusiasm.

    Cons

    I really have no negatives to report at all. If I hadn't needed to move away I would have happily been an IBM lifer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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