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Updated 23 September 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 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "FA"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Sydney
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great exposure to international markets

    Cons

    not easy to progress in the company in the back office


  2. "Java Development Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technologies and great work life balance

    Cons

    As a big company, it can be harder to stand out


  3. "Artificial Intelligence software sales"

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    Current Employee - Watson Client Engagement Leader ANZ in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Watson Client Engagement Leader ANZ in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and highly educated and intelligent people to work with. Diversity in the workplace and a flexible work environment for women.

    Cons

    Internal competition, disruption due to transformation of the business and high turnover of staff. Not perceived as transforming quickly enough and competitors are biting at our heels as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Be as bold as our competitors in the market, move at a faster pace with AI/Cognitive


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  5. "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Low pay rates and low rate of increment

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Employer might not exist in a few year"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Sydney
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility great

    Cons

    Salary low, management is poor, directions are wrong

    Advice to Management

    Pick up your game or become the laughing stock of the IT companies


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and plenty of opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, no one knows what they do


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    "Sale Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still some great people, but most have either left on their own accord or forced retirement.

    Cons

    There is no ONE IBM regardless what they say. The culture is still very old school.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage the brand and disasters.


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    "Disconnect between management and company ethos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Innovative patents and capabilities to help improve future society

    Cons

    Management does not value talent over bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Value talented employees as they are the key to future success


  10. "Why IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, Employee friendly , open culture

    Cons

    Different organisations within one organisation


  11. "Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Depends on the team, work/life balance, working from home is not an issue

    Cons

    it has been downsizing, lack of resources, so the workload has had been piling on to each and everyone of us.

    Advice to Management

    New management is required


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