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• Worked for IBM Global Business Service Group to provide consulting services to our clients. Worked closely with clients or customers to understand underlying business challenges and help them find good solutions.
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IBM is obviously a huge company, one of the biggest in the world. If you work in the MCMP group like me then you realize how slow IBM is to new trends in technology like cloud computing. As a result the budget for your division may get slashed and management will be unable to retain or recruit top talent, especially in the US. Many jobs are getting offshored. Also the vague announcement of “NewCo” has many people alarmed and many senior employees have recently left for greener pastures.
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Good brand globally, good marketing, good requirements gathering for new features
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Weak engineering talent, dysfunctional management
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Great technical work environment and resources. The environment and organization is very siloed and difficult to navigate. Many layers of management and small scope of development priorities cause many inefficiencies in way decisions are made.Plenty of educational opportunities if work schedule permits. Layoff decisions are typically done at organizational level and done to remove large gray headed engineering population. Migration between organizations is very difficult and dangerous from job security perspective.Lots of freedom to make the best tactical business decision for company and for the customer. You will learn the software industry inside out here and with customer exposure, it can be rewarding.
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Great work environment, IBM pride of work encouraged excellence, good pay and benefits, professional HR staff
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US software development resources being laid off or spun off to partners, migrated most development to India, China, Mexico, SE Asia, job mobility discouraged, many silos of products
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Great learning platform specially for freshers. Great project management as well as people management. Well designed interview process. Job stability.
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compensation
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Freedom to work with your though. Great learning Experience. Excellent work culture. Inovation Hub allows you to keep your skillset up to date and you can contribute your thought to enhance the internal product.
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IBM is a large company with many opportunities. More than that I would prefer not to say given that I am still technically employed by IBM and want to reduce the risk
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IBM is one of the good companies to work for. There are good projects and there is a lot of learning. Flexibility is something that helps in having a good work-life balance. Salary is not as per market standards but if you are to get a good package it's a nice place to work!
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Productive and Fun at work place . Work pressure always there but easy to manage as Top Management is supportive and friendly. Pay wise less compared to competitors in the market.
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This company is for more experienced people, those who want to settle in their life. I have seen no growth here in terms of technical and financial
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no health insurance, no cab, no food, deduction of retirement money
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Enjoyed working in IBM and had a satisfying experience. I got good work life balance and also team culture is very competitive as well as supportive. It is very well suited for female employees
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Nice place to work at IBM as there is flexibility at work like WFH facility and good learning opportunities in projects. Also leadership is very supportive
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There are many good managers and employees at IBM but there is also a cut throat culture where people will lie and step on toes to get ahead. Over the 15years working at IBM the first 10 were the best while the last 5 were very disruptive to both the company and employees lives.
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Good company and friendly environment. I enjoyed doing work there.All colleagues are supportive and friendly. There will be lot of support from management side also. We will be having lot of benefits.
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Work life is not balance on domestic project. Also salary increment is very low. Who joined at low package not got hike and increment. I is good company but if you will join in GBS not in GTS projects
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IBM is one of the best company which has work-life balance. The work culture is very good and the Workplace and people are helpful. IBM supports individual career growth.
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Even has ping pong table and Foosball table. Loved the location as its close to lot of restaurants around. The office is in LEED certified sustainable building.
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Its good company to work as fresher, because we will explore a lot in development life cycle and also management is very good, I strongly recommend to work here
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Enjoyed working with IBM and like the work culture, convenience to work from home, interacting with colleagues from other countries. Managers are well supportive and there is no differentiation between permanent and contract staff which is really good to see.
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Too slow to adapt to the new world. Too slow to the IT industry. Too slow compared with other IT companies. Too slow to find new direction. So it's just to slow.
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It should be voluntarily to write the review but I was forced to do it I wish this would not happened again. It made me very mad. I am not suppose to
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It was a great experience of lifetime to work in a multi-national company. The team I was working with was great and had a lot of exposure to processes and products.
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