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Updated 16 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "Big Blue Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities, interesting projects, education programs

    Cons

    high workload, strongly process driven


  2. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Not much at all that is bad

  3. "Senior Software Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, interesting and knowledgeable colleagues.

    Cons

    Excessive HO control, ever tighter budgets.


  4. "Graduate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Graduate Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Big group, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Only keen on looking after old dinusaurs, very little felxibility given to where and what Grads want to learn.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend to care about giving Grads the opportunities they want.


  5. "Supportive and challenging"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ballarat
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ballarat
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moving to IBM Ballarat a year ago was worth it. There's a good bunch of people working here and lots of opportunity for anyone who wants to make a difference. I like that I am able to just be myself when I come to work and I'm valued for it, it's great to be among people who respect and understand me. I've been fortunate to have supportive management who are helping me achieve my career goals, I've also asked for and been given opportunities to develop my leadership skills. IBM gives you access to so much learning via the intranet, it's astounding how much knowledge is there to be shared and the people you can reach out to for help are pretty supportive. There's also a lot of support from top management to grow the site, so lots of potential for future advancement.

    Ballarat itself is a great place to live and work, being a regional location you've got the benefit of a more relaxed lifestyle and friendly country-town feel, yet the facilities of a city with a population of 100,000+. Plus it's not too far for a Melbourne day-trip! Pretty much anywhere you choose to live will only be a 20 minute commute at most (many of my co-workers live 5 minutes walk), and it's great for families as the council puts on all sorts of free activities during the year.

    Cons

    Cost of before/after school care


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    this is very good place

    Cons

    No Cons on this company


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Big name and reputed company

    Cons

    Structure is complex and that
    can be tricky

  8. "Server Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good Company, very flexible, left alone as long as you are there when then need you (fix something 3am in morning) No micro management

    Cons

    Product no good, so company lack $$


  9. "Good Company"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects and high profile clients
    Provide a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Rapid change in technology has meant IBM has had to catch up


  10. "Lost it's way with employees"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Learn fast and plenty of opportunity if driven enough within company

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on cost and bottom line. Employee moral was dismal