IBM Employee Reviews in Johannesburg, Gauteng
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- A typical workday is 12 hours if not more based on workload for that day. - A solid relationship between employees has to be maintained to stay up to date with what is happening. - I have learned the value of a client and the most valuable thing a client can give you is time. In return you have to give something of value back. - I enjoy the challenge that changes daily that keeps me being busy all the time. - The most challenging aspects would be meeting deadlines. They can be delayed based on missing information.
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As the CEO's PA I was his gatekeeper. I managed his diary, his workload, his client calls, his presentations and I guess him. It was a honour and a priviledge to be an IBMer. When you mentioned that you worked for IBM and was the PA to the CEO everyone wanted to know more.
Meeting other people of Director level
Op je werk aangekomen de computer opstarten, bakkie koffie erbij, applicaties openen en wachten op de je eerste foutmelding. Rustig blijven al het probleem wordt uitgelegd en analytisch meedenken om tot vervolgens tot een oplossing te komen. Oplossing uitzetten en bij resultaat de cliënt informeren dat het probleem is opgelost. Management kwam je alleen mee in aanraking als het bedrijfstechnisch was. Bedrijfscultuur was typisch Amerikaans. Wat moeilijk was, was de rust op de afdeling bewaren als er niks te doen was. Het leukste waren de collega’s waarmee je buiten het werk mee dingen ondernam.
Trainingen en inspiratie.
Onervaren collega’s op de werkvloer die het verpesten voor de andere collega’s.
IBM values work/life balance and how accommodating employees can help them become more productive. IBM has a vast library of free education making IBM the perfect place to expand knowledge and experience
Work Life Balance
During my employment at IBM South Africa (1980 -1996) I attended a large number of internal training sessions. This training helped me in various technical and soft skills. The positions I held was of technical (hardware and software) nature, but required of me to network with IBM Customers. This was in itself a large development area of my skillset. IBM management was professional, trustworthy and a high level of integrity was maintained.
Experienced personal growth as technology improved.
Sometime long hours
Best company to work for especially if you are looking at developing your career technically and knowledge of IS/IT offers in the market. Options to travel and learn processes in other countries especially technically advance countries.
Complex International processes
A typical day at work is usually extremely busy. Almost not time for lunch. At IBM you never stop learning - no matter what you do. Everyday something new will be learned. Management is stern focussed and driven requiring a mature mindset. My job is not really hard. Just exceptionally challenging. Thinking, problem solving, innovation is some key characteristics of my job. What I get to learn and how I apply it.
Flexible working times and amount of learning.
Hours spent working.
Terrible place to work. No increases for years. Literally a bubblegum company, they use you till you can not give no more and then get someone else. Salaries way below market related, they get foreigners from Europe to work for half of an European unemployment benefit luring you under false pretences of "watching elephants in your free time". Poor management and top performers are rewarded with "a day of" If you want to eat noodles every day, please do apply to work here.
45hr workweek, below average pay, no increases, no growth. poor management
A typical day at work I would answer calls, reply to sametime messages and assist with any issues that the customer would encounter and send tickets to the different departments. Working for IBM I learned a lot on how to use computers and I also learned a lot on the software and hardward side of things. Regarding management I was lucky to have a brilliant Team Leader and Manager too. The workplace culture was very interesting as there were many people from all over around the world that used to work in different departments. The hardest part of the job was not being able to solve a specific problem after you have tried everything and trouble shooting, and all the necessary tools that were given to you. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you would get awarded a prize for best agent if you took the most calls, and as a team we would all help each other.