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Updated 18 February 2018
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  1. "unix administor"

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    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Gold Coast
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job if you like unix

    Cons

    overtime support and alway supporting in weekend

    Advice to Management

    hardworking


  2. "Large International Company with great Opportunities and some Challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great people, technology solutions and international business opportunities. IBM's scale provides opportunity for variety and career progression within the company.

    Cons

    Process efficiencies can create company silos which can inhibit execution success.

    Advice to Management

    Business process optimisation has created too many silos within the company, abdicated people of business responsibility and drive short term transactional thinking and behaviour.


  3. "SDE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good good good work-life balance

    Cons

    salary not high not high


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  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    - Fun culture
    - Good initial experience

    Cons

    - Lot's of red tape
    - Average pay


  6. "Service Desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work with global teams and clients in diverse settings.
    Challenging role due to complexity faced by big organizations, stakes is higher.
    Exposure to multiple levels of processes and applications in a multi-layered infrastructure.

    Cons

    Salary is non-competitive.
    Less likely to be eligible for promotion or change in role, despite excellent performance.
    Less likely to be connected with the internal IBM culture and events for employees working in client sites.


  7. "Poor management accountability and overly complex processes"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home as teams are scattered, management by con-calls.
    Well recognised brand for new client pursuit (but existing and previous clients remember their scars).
    Good investment in training - great for young grads.
    In a buoyant market could probably achieve great bonuses.

    Cons

    Process is king. Hugely complex internal processes and very much a "fill out the right form culture".
    Management dis-empowered from real ability to own outcomes or make changes.
    Organisation is very silo'd, very much a product matrix - not at all customer focused - with all power in the brands - which run as very separate competing units.
    When interviewed many years ago - they had joked that if I didn't like my manager don't worry as I'd have a new one in 6-12 months. The other odd joke was IBM stood for "I've Been moved". Both turned out to be surprisingly accurate with very much a short term quarterly focus, very transactional behaviours and significant client frustration at the continuous change in sales staff.
    Sales culture and processes are geared to "product sales" - short transactional - rather than "services" which typically are longer cycles and require delivery track records.

    Advice to Management

    Internal reward structures drive anti-teaming behaviours and transactional focus.
    In a complex changing environment, clients seem to be searching for trusted partners with flexibility, rather than contract / process based vendors.


  8. "Global Business Services Consulting ANZ"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of opportunities to choose from and flexible working environment

    Cons

    Has a large and complex operating environment that can take a long time to understand, making it difficult to get things done quickly

    Advice to Management

    Focus on client perception, hiding internal complexity of IBM


  9. "IBM Sydney"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good working environment. CF is nice.

    Cons

    too much out-sourcing. too much red-tap.


  10. "A good place to work, but not as good as they used to be"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a global company with good staff and facilities.

    Cons

    Morale can be low in some areas.
    Slow to adapt to new technologies

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new technologies rather than trying to continue with the old way of doing things.


  11. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good range of experience for non-technical resources.

    Cons

    Internal processes can be long and rigid.


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