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Updated 15 October 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. "Great graduate employer! Flexible and supportive!"

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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

    Flexible, great people, great learning environment!

    Cons

    Less oportunities to change roles because company isn't in growth


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    lot of learning & career growth opportunities

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  3. "It is what you make it"

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

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

    Pros

    Potential to do whatever you want

    Cons

    For the work, the pay was way below market rate

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the manure


  4. "Work from home and friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did an internship for 1 year and stayed as a gradate for another year. We can work from home from time to time. Everybody is so nice and teaches me a lot of stuff generously.

    Cons

    Not I can think of. I only want to switch job because I don't want to stay in IT industry.


  5. "Strategy consulting"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Get to travel and learn heaps!

    Cons

    Team is dispersed so hard to maintain team culture at times


  6. "World of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Massive scale worldwide company
    Some amazing research and cutting edge technology
    Many great people to work with
    Security, they're unlikely to go bust any time soon
    Amazing reputation

    Cons

    Bureaucracy like nowhere else
    Constant pressure
    Worker bee mentality permeates many parts of the org
    Worldwide means calls at awkward times
    Retrenchments are common
    Disconnected management and disengaged staff
    Most of the work is boring
    Nothing (good) ever happens fast
    Executive roles always filled by offshore execs rather than local talent
    Cumbersome and slow
    Stigma attached to IBM brand for ex-employees

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and truly live the IBM values more than just platitudes
    More trust and transparency


  7. "Senior Test Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    A very supportive and flexible environment

    Cons

    Company rules are always changing

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There approach to handle customer issues were amazing.

    Cons

    Too much cost cutting resulting in staff reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Value and retain high valued employees.


  9. "Worst and Political Company"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Found None after working for 7 Years

    Cons

    Managers dont use their head and rely on their favorite employees to turn the hat around


  10. "Great company for career growth and opportunities"

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    Former Employee - New South Wales in Sydney
    Former Employee - New South Wales in Sydney
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to grow and have a variety of roles over time
    - Flexible with hours and work-life balance
    - Has some excellent managers

    Cons

    - Most times you are working very long hours
    - Being global means you may have to work odd hours
    - Salaries may not be great depending on the role.

    Advice to Management

    Staff are your most important and valuable asset, go back to the old good IBM and look after your staff.


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