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Fun place
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW9 September 2018
Great experience in different industries and roles very good work place to advance your career although salaries are relatively low. However heavy investment in training and development of employees
Pros
Great Work Experience
Cons
Under paid
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made some good friends
Automation Consultant Contractor (Paxus) (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW3 September 2018
not a happy place to work, everyone seems stressed and confused about their future in the organisation, I guess it's a general feeling in the industry, anyway, with all the jobs being offshored, like mine, as I transferred my expertise overseas and didn't get the contract renewed after..
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
change process, too many managers, too many meetings, lack of information about contract renewal, etc
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Technology leader with a big focus on work-life balance
Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre VIC28 August 2018
Truly an IT company with extensive use of IT systems or tools in every aspects of work. They also provide a lot links to webinars, knowledge websites, information on emerging technologies and access to a whole heaps of technology information on ongoing basis to enable the staff to keep themselves abreast with the changes.

The tools also connects people globally and that enable staff to reach out to the right people for information or resolution, accelerating the process turnaround time, enabling effective learning.

IBM is big on diversity and there are people from all nationality and background, brought together and governed through IBM code of ethics. Personally I have met some of most amazing people with great sense of team work and with extraordinary leadership skill at IBM. Another great offering is the work-life balance

Overall it is good place to work.
Pros
self development opportunities, work life balance
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It was a different place
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC23 August 2018
The IBM of old structured themselves around the skills and competencies of staff and how they could support the customer to maximise the ability to generate profit.
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Poor management making incorrect decisions.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Australia19 July 2018
Started off nicely then management kept changing and additional lanes of management were added who had no business knowledge of the client. Office dynamics shifted quickly from a great place to work to a place you did not want to walk into the office.
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Learned ITIL and change management
Intel Server Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sydney Central Business District NSW21 June 2018
Good place to work and every change was very well documented and implemented as per ITIL standards.
IBM has a huge client base and we will get opportunities to gain experience in varied fields
Pros
Sound organisation
Cons
Less interaction with top management
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gob company for work
Cleaner - Part Time (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD19 June 2018
my job was to keep trash cans clean while the event was taking place. It was a very good experience because my team was very good and we communicated in a good way.
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Was great to work for but the culture has changed
MTS Senior Account Systems Service Engineer QLD (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD12 June 2018
The IBM culture has changed significantly since the change in CEO a number of years ago. Employees are considered recourses that are expendable and can be replaced with cheap labor from overseas market through 3rd party outsourcing.

In saying that, in the time that I did work there, I was fortunate enough to work with many great people who dedicated 100% of their to to IBM and went over and above to contribute to it's success. Unfortunately these guys are all retiring and the culture is changing rapidly.
Pros
The people that worked their for many years to make it a success
Cons
The new culture that is trying to transform the company by dismntling what it used to be.
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Compliance
Compliance focal (Current Employee) –  Hebbal4 June 2018
enjoy what i do , if the work assigned is being satisfactory.. management differs from process to process .. work like balance is good and I have the option to work from home .
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Old-school Enterprise IT firm, trying to change
CIO ADVISORY & CLOUD CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD16 May 2018
IBM could have been great but is let down by onerous bureaucracy, favoritism and poor or non-existent leadership.

Workplace culture is oppressive and diminishing. Management varies between great and awful.

The most enjoyable aspect is that IBM was a great company and the depth of knowledge and understanding is second to none - there is nothing the company cannot do, but they cannot overcome the inertia.

You spend your whole time having to justify your existence and constantly looking for work as this counts towards your internal assessments. Too often left high and dry on the bench when plenty of work was available.
Pros
Good salary and benefits
Cons
No job security at all, favoritism in management.
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global company
Program Manager / Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New South Wales8 May 2018
many possibilites to develop new skills, move into different roles
Pros
flexibility, mobility
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flexible working hours
Finance Consolidation and Spend Lead (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW1 May 2018
flexible working hours
working with highly qualified people
high calibre management
good workplace culture
working in extreme time zone
challenging job
Pros
flexibility
Cons
long hours
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Large organisation that is losing control
Senior IT Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hobart TAS17 April 2018
The 'new' IBM is a result of transitioning the business from a leading hardware manufacturer to purely a services organisation.
The old/traditional management has left long ago, and now the business is failing under poor / inexperienced executive direction.
I fear that 'Big Blue' is in for dark days ahead...
Pros
Great work-life balance
Cons
No care for workers, no good benefits, poor money
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It was a very good environment to learn but there was lack of strategic direction
Senior Managing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Perth WA7 April 2018
There was lack of leadership in the company
There was lot of bureaucracy within the organisation which resulted in not being able to respond to change in market situations and delay in responding to client expectations
Pros
Provided good opportunities to gain knwoledge
Cons
Lack of direction
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Constant outsourcing destroyed Moral
Security Compliance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW28 March 2018
IBM's constant pursuit of the good bottom line by making redundant loyal local employees in favour of low skilled off shore workers destroyed the culture and made the firm a hard place to work.
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Fantastic company
Engineering Intern, IBM Australia (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD16 March 2018
Everyday was different within the company, no job was the same thing and you would always be learning something different. Fantastic team culture in the right area, but some areas need critical improvement.
Pros
Ability to innovate
Cons
Bad Management
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Workplace and Management
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW13 March 2018
Workplace culture is not good enough. Management is not good enough and not encouraging. Not enough salary. Not enough reward for employee working hard.
Pros
Communication
Cons
Management
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Fun place to work
Solaris / Linux System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC2 March 2018
Learned a lot, exposed to many different areas. The experience I gained at IBM positioned me well for my current role. "As many would say, you work with a lot of smart people but you also work with some bad apples who should not be there"
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Great place to work in the past, lately seriously trending downward
Client Security Policy Specialist (Former Employee) –  West Pennant Hills NSW28 February 2018
Working in a few different teams of excellent people over the years, unfortunately have seen so many forced redundancies, quite disheartening.A big shout out to a few colleagues who managed to hang on.
Pros
Lovely location in West Pennant Hills, plenty of parking
Cons
Long hours (unpaid work)
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Low salary but good place to work
Current Designation - Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Perth WA27 February 2018
Salary offered has got discrepancies
Mixed colleagues
Biased and opinionated views
management perception opinionated
human Resources is not effective
no provision for billing for bench resources
Cons
long hours
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