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IBM Employee Review

Interesting and challenging experience

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19 February 2018
Self motivation is key to success in IBM, but that was difficult with minimial support and no local network or knowledge having moved to Perth from overseas. I learned to be more foreceful and self reliant and more of what is expected to represnt the logo. The manamgement was varied in approach and expectations and changed constantly which made it confusing over longer periods, so you become adaptable. .
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All for one attitude
Cons
Lack of support from management
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