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Updated 15 August 2018
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  1. "Cloud Service Provider Executive. APAC"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Service Provider in Sydney
    Current Employee - Cloud Service Provider in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scope and variety of career

    Cons

    None really anything major for concern


  2. "Test Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Test Lead in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Technical Test Lead in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Like to join again in IBM

    Cons

    Too much process, no HR

  3. "It specialist"

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

    Pros

    Great people in the company

    Cons

    To much management layer to deal with


  4. "GTS Graduate"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great like minded people and lots of networking opportunities and career paths (if you know the right people and are actually given the opportunity to). Company looks good on your resume, perhaps only a few years ago. It's no longer really the case.

    Cons

    Company worldwide was going through lots of RAs (resource actions). No guidance or career help after you finish graduate program. Lots of great and loyal employees were made redundant and left behind members had to pick up the slack.
    US parent company kept sending people out to AU with short term gain and stragies, damaged existing contracts and let go of great people. AU management didn't have the guts to stand up and did what was right.

    Advice to Management

    Be human and treats people who work for you like humans. They too have kids and family.
    Look at your graduate retention rates and do something about it. Actually offer real mentorship, don't just say it.


  5. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in working location, timings etc.

    Cons

    They hardly care for their employees and you are left to fend for yourself

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your people - build them, nurture them, care for them or else they will find another employer who will


  6. "Has potential, not being realised."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of exposure, big clients, experience at enterprise level

    Cons

    Going through culturally change, inconsistent to no leadership, no consideration as to what you want to pursue or work as.


  7. "Cloud Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    A big company that has huge potential and capacity to outdo others or lead in the cloud space.

    Cons

    Seems to lack certainty and confidence in the execution of its cloud strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Review the commitment and execution strategy to lead or remain competitive in the cloud space.

  8. "Much has changed and not for the good"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big organization and ability to move to different/diverse roles. Flexibility. Reasonable place to work if you have a supportive manager

    Cons

    Low morale with increasing job losses (RAs). Rolling RAs even when local teams have limited pre-sales technical coverage. For many products in AP, IBM has less technical SMEs on the ground that most startups/competitors. Layers of management and executives mainly managing up.

    Advice to Management

    When IBM Exec's a few years ago talked about Kodak, and how they should have been more open to change, ironically IBM was having it's Kodak moment on Cloud. IBM missed yet another opportunity in it's long history (the birth of Microsoft, SAP (ex IBMers), completely missed mobile, didn't want to upset it's existing software base by building a worldwide cloud service.


  9. "Great Place to work and Grow"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities, Knowledge base , growth

    Cons

    Sometimes too heavy in process

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Speak or Die :-)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of time and wide range self paced education.

    Cons

    You have to have good presentation skills and documentation skills to show what you are doing. Else, you may not get acknowledged or promoted.


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