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Updated 20 November 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 929 reviews)

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  1. "Great compnay to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible working conditions, online training, great people

    Cons

    Big complex environment can make it slow to get some stuff done


  2. "IBM 22 year Career"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Large team of the smartest people to back you up. The opportunity to move in any direction within the company is its greatest asset.

    Cons

    You need to manage your career to get anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the high achievers. They are who make IBM what it is.


  3. "former employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    vast opportunities, great work life balance and a great place to work

    Cons

    less focus and opportunities in Asia pacific region especially in Australia


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  5. "One of the great places to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology the solutions and services offering is limitless.
    The organization provides excellent opportunities to learning new technologies and to be involved in special projects

    Cons

    Very process driven - need to cut down on the internal processes

    Advice to Management

    Leaders can be managers
    Managers cannot be leaders


  6. "Australian Development Lab - Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Very relaxed dress code
    Daily standups
    Flexible work hours - You just have to be there before the daily standup at 10am.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "Innovative work with clients, great career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, exciting and lots of career opportunities. Have had a long a very successful career with some great leaders

    Cons

    Very results driven. Client focused, which is great for clients, all the innovation and support goes to clients. Internally the culture lacks required support to be truly innovative, to make the investments and changes required to sustain employee engagement.

    IBM Response

    27 Oct 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you’ve had such a long successful career at IBM. We’re sorry to hear that you think our internal culture lacks required support. We have done a... More


  8. "Great work, crap pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful directors, colleagues and content of work

    Cons

    The pay can be unfair between roles

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great management


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    "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Data Scientist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Advisory Data Scientist in Melbourne
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people in a good team environment. Great place to learn about new technologies. Manageable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Process-centric organisation, you'd expect to be human-centric. Lower than industry pay. Not enough interesting projects to work on. Leadership not clear at times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to solve customer problems, don't go to conversation with pre-determined solutions.


  10. "IBM Software - The under recognised group of solutions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM has a very wide range of great TIer 1 products

    Cons

    Not enough companies or organisations know or understand them.

    Advice to Management

    Create more interest with events events outside of Think 2018


  11. "Test Manager"

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    Former Employee - Test Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Test Manager in Melbourne
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for, you will get opportunity to work with some of the big names and latest technologies.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


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