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People are great, process is too complex for no reason

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Great place to learn, if you are patient, tolerant and have genuine IT passion. As a global company you can really feel lost and forgotten easily. Too many red tags and unnecessary process complexity.


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Long hours, everything is needed yesterday yet the answers will come next month. Maybe. Up to you.
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No work life balance, senior leadership is very poor

Churn and burn, working for an American company they don't really care about employees in Australia. Too slow to adapt as the company is too top heavy.
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Good place to start as a fresher

A decent place for graduates and work life balance is very good. If you are technical and really want to work with latest/trending technologies, you should consider some other place.


Pay is decent, work from home flexibility, good people, excellent learning portal, globally recognised


The work can be boring sometimes
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Turning around

Some interesting growth areas e.g AI. However, in general still struggling to find the right direction. Constant restructuring cause top talent loss and talent underutilisation. Too much focus on cost cutting result in short-sighted decisions in many cases.




Constant restructuring
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Great place to work

A typical day is busy. Organize it the way needed to be. Everyone very helpful, work as professionals minding yours on business. Very competitive and decent culture.


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Fixed term employment
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Big Blue is greatest company

I had started from call taker in 2001 and ended as a senior business analyst of whole AP regions countries.If you work hard, you will get it.Good company


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Relaxed work culture with minimal politics

This place is stress-free and they work very well with each individual to make sure their work/home/uni life is balanced. They cater to Uni students very well.


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Very little career progression assistance
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Best consultancy experience

Plenty of learning and exciting projects. Intellectual work culture. Great people. Great benefits. Travel opportunities. Computer technology pioneer and Global leader.


Innovative company


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Remuneration is commensurate with expectations/workload

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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Excellent employer

Provides a collaborative and competitive environment to work.a lot of career path chalice was available and provide opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
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A great experience

The work was fairly fast paced and interesting. We had a great team that did some fantastic work. At the time IBM were only just beginning to come to terms with working from home and other life balancing options.
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IBM is an excellent organisation

IBM has a good work-life balance, supports its employees well, and promotes self-development. The senior leadership team is highly motivated and transparent.
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Good Working Environment

IBM is big IT company, doing support for big enterprise customers, so the working environment was professional. While working there, I able to learn and experience a lot with new, innovative technologies and big IT systems
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This is a small industry and I do not intend to comment

This company was good to work for. I dont believe its appropriate to pass comment on an organizations in a small it industry. The culture was great. Management was great
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Relaxed work environment

Overall good experience with IBM Management is supportive Good work life balance The work culture is really good Enjoyed the work at IBM Opportunity to learn new technologies
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Solid career path; strong management; overseas travel and opportunities; comprehensive training; leadership opportunities; strong engagement with IBM stakeholders and customers
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Excellent work life balance at IBM

Wonderful times at IBM - so sorry to leave. Excellent mix of travel all throughout ASIAPAC and ANZ. Management changed regularly though and this did affect the balance of our team.
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Mutual Trust and Respect Prevails at all Times

Great company for work life balance, good salary, travel opportunities. Not so great for learning and growth. IBM will always remain my personal mecca!
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Poor place to contribute your value

Poor place to work and no life future when you are older. The whole company is a business focused machine but no human touch. I would not recommend any one To work Here. Wasting life and time
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Great Work Ethic Taught

Long hours but enjoyable teams to work with. I was consistently learning from others. Flexibility was good unless you where dedicated to a client site. Some clients showed little respect for individuals which was a little disappointing however my manager was always proactive




long hours
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Very nice place to work at.

Very nice place to work at. Nice management. Lots of growth opportunities. The company encourages to develop new skills and offer lots of paid certifications.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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