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After 20 years I have seen many changes in IBM and what was once a great company to work for as it has afforded me many benefits in my personal life, has changed so dramatically and working for IBM has become extremely challenging for most people. From an education/skills point of view, you couldn't ask for more, it is excellent for upskilling oneself.
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Flexible work environment

Have worked in IBM for 5 year period. Lucky to be working on a very cohesive team and have the luxury of flexibility to attend appointments.

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Flexibility

Cons

Long Hours
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great company to work with

Great company to work with,provides work-life balance and employees review is given atmost importance.We had challeges when requirements get changed at last moment but with support with team members we were able to deliver projects on time.

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work-life balance

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to work from home after office hours
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Lots of changes

Company in transition. The overall goals of IBM are great but the journey to get there is proving to be a challenge
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Downsizing of company over last few years Loss of developed talent ranging from Graduates to Executives No room for advancement as roles no longer were being hired for

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Great people make for great work

Cons

Not enough people in the team due to downsizing
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They made me redundant

IBM's strategy was to send Australian jobs off-shore. Good IT infrastructure Unreasonable levels of staff resourcing resulting in a lot of personal stress.
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Ibm

* Difficult to get promoted * Hard work is not noticed * Management has lost touch with employees * Only benefit - work from home flexibility

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Work from Home

Cons

A lot
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I would not recommend a job at IBM to anyone

I came to IBM as most people do, as an employee of another company who's role is outsourced to IBM as part of a contractual arrangement for IBM to provide services previously provided inhouse. Almost everything we were told about the way our jobs were going to be handled at IBM and how we would be treated at IBM was a lie or a gross exaggeration. Despite promises of annual salary reviews, almost nobody received any pay increase, regardless of how well they performed in the appraisal process. Every year there would be a different excuse as to why there had been no budget for raises. The annual potential bonus is in the range of 0-12%, but it is almost impossible to attain any bonus greater than 6%, more often than not any bonus was in the 1-2% range, even for someone who received very good appraisals. Salary grades each have their own salary ranges, which you may or may not be quoted prior to starting, but it is very important to be able to identify the midpoint of the salary range, because despite what the top end of the salary range may be, getting any pay rise or salary higher than the midpoint of the salary range is almost impossible, and it is company policy to stop employees earning more than the midpoint. Level 1 managers are constantly overworked and under the pump from their seniors. More senior management make work changes (such as making key employees redundant) with alarming regularity and without any rhyme or reason, leaving the L1 managers to deal with the aftermath of filling those roles with existing staff who were already stretched very thinly. - 

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Everything about working at IBM is a con.
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Productive & challenging

Broad infrastructure Professional learning opportunities Excellent working environment Great place to work Work life balance
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Great place to work and learn

Going through a very painful transition phase at the moment with focus on Cloud and Cognitive. Has done it before and will do it again :)
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Productive, fun and friendly workplace

Productive, fun and friendly workplace. people tend to help you. interns are cool. but sometimes when you need help you won't find it.
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Good place to work - worklife balance in place

I have had the opportunity to work in various departments and roles which gave me a challenge each time. Had the opportunity to work on various projects and some fantastic peaople
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Project Manager

Over the years working at ibm, i had the ability to increase my knowledge of being a project manager. By increasing my knowledge, i was choosen to train 40 pms on ibm process and procedures. Had the ability to broaden my knowledge of unix, linux etc. I also had the privelege of working with some terrific staff members within ibm. Worked with alot of different type of stakeholders as well

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Interesting company to work for
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dead duck

was a great company lost it ways bad management lose good staff, bad management retained thinking that will solve issue by hiring cheap staff as they think cost was the issue, How about value add vs skills
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Avoid. Ancient admin processes, no social activities allowed

Required to spend significant amount of time on Admin tasks which normally are done by dedicated departments (eg expenses management, timesheets etc). Annoying politics in place. Silly implementation and waste of money everywhere. No chance on pay rise, no Xmas bonuses or limited.

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No

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as above
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Up to 2013 - a very good place to work. Last two years below average.

Very structured and up to 2012 - 2015 orientated around quality and value add. The outsourcing to India destroyed the culture and maturity of Service.
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Challenging and sometimes rewarding role

A typical day at work consists of fielding calls from NAB and Advantedge clients. Monitoring the email queues as well as our internal help desk system (ISM/Remedy) I support a very broad range of systems across both NAB (Product & Markets) and Advantedge Financial Services. I provide a highly customer focused service desk solution that prides itself on first call resolution and experience dealing with high severity incidents. We have a close-knit team that works well together under pressure and strives for the best results. The job can be made difficult when dealing with high volumes of calls (some of high severity/impact) The most enjoyable part of this job for me is when a complex issue can be resolved without the need for escalation and seeing such an issue through from initial diagnosis to the end solution/result
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IBM and IAG are great places to work, great people, great culture

IBM and IAG are great places to work, great people, great culture. I would highly recommend both for a cross section of diverse and challenging projects
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Specialist Team in each section of the IT

Great work life balance with the ability to work from home. A lot of autonomy to perform your tasks. Good salary. Good learning environment. Great team culture. People are always helpful.

Pros

Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office

Cons

Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management
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Great place to Work

IBM is great place to work with many flexible work arrangements
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Team Leader IT Techinician

Installed new Server and Desktops, including all aspects of backing up and restoring applications etc..
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