Consulting Method Architect and Process Engineer (Former Employee), Silicon Valley, CA – June 17, 2012
Overall OK place to work BUT: - No clear relationship between what you do and the bottom line - Reactive management practices including laying off employees (esp. in geographical areas where they are expensive, i.e. the US) whenever the economy in salary is likely to offset the resulting loss in business or productivity - Possibly using the constant – more... threat of lay-off to create internal competition among employees by scaring them into working harder
BOTTOM LINE: As an IBM employee your highest priority is not to do your job or help the corporation, but constantly manage your career and image by maximizing your visibility, the opinion management has of you, as well as your general popularity. In other words, the key to success is being a much better politician than everyone else, while professional skills are secondary.
Clever politicking will keep you off lay-off lists (that are created twice a year during so-called "ranking sessions") and may qualify you for the elusive promotion or 20+% performance bonus (let's face it, the ordinary 3 to 5% is a tip, not a bonus) – less
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Warden Lab – September 9, 2014
Not much good to say about the company. They have way too many managers for the numbers people actually doing billable work. This has led to lower profits. Their solution is to layoff off workers and keeps the managers; most of whom are clueless about the operations. No positive social atmosphere at all. Everybody seems to be unhappy with management – more... for good reason. – less
Service Delivery Manager / Project Manager (Former Employee), Markham, ON – August 15, 2014
Pros: can usually work from home
Cons: most eveyrthing else
IBM tries to brainwash employees into their mode of operation and management. Employees are afraid of losing their jobs if anything goes wrong or you are senior and will be replaced with global resources making a fraction of the salary. IBM does not care about their employees except for those who 'walk on water'.
Advisory I/T Specialist (Former Employee), Venezuela – August 12, 2014
• Development of editable ALVs and implementation of Batch-inputs for make possible records collection through the following functionality: first the data is captured by the ALV editable and are then validated and saved after to the batch-input transaction F-28 the compensation is done, by implementing other ALV with help search and other batch-input – more... to simulate the transaction FB01 and make countable register. • Development of the reporting and recording returned checks by Smart Form. • Making the DSD and SD reports to check the status of deliveries and availability of transport. – less
Payroll Practitioner (Current Employee), Philcoa, Philippines – July 28, 2014
Pros: health card benefits
Cons: no ot pay
Inputs the day to day request from the payroll requester I learned the US rules in payroll. The management are great. My co workers are fun and friendly. The hardest part of the job is the year end process it consume long hours of work. everyday is enjoyable.. the atmosphere is very light though we are in a night shift work.