HR employee (Current Employee) – Dublin – 30 October 2019
A typical day at IBM, at my role, can range from a quiet start with the tasks aligned to enable us to provide the expected support to a fast paced, last minute engagement and dead line which enriches the routine and outcome ahead. Therefore, engagement with the Hiring Managers and staff is of paramount importance and this makes every step enjoyable as we unite to get things done and overcome any obstacle.
IT Delivery Manager (Former Employee) – Dublin – 2 October 2019
Hard working culture with a strong focus on client satisfaction while also ensuring that there is a reasonable return for the shareholder. Good opportunities to work on multiple clients in different industries. Work Life balance can be a challenge on bid activity or coming up to quarter ends depending on the specifics of the role.
Portal and Forms Support Engineer (Current Employee) – IBM Campus, Damastown, Dublin 17 – 14 August 2019
IBM was a great place to work. I met great people there. I worked in different roles including the Systems Administration of the tester platforms in the Microelectronics Division. Platforms include Unix,Linux,DB2 VMS, OS2, DOS and IBM specific tester platforms. I also worked as support engineer on IBM cloud and on Prem applications such Digital Experience and Order Management.
Linux Engineer / System Administrator (Former Employee) – Dublin – 9 July 2019
Great place to work. Good manager. Great deal of autonomy as well as open to new ideas that I put forward. My team was especially agreeable. A mixture of nationalities all with thier own personalities and skills.
Proffesional workplace with lots of opportunities to learn
Marketing and digital sales specialist (Former Employee) – Dublin – 5 July 2019
I worked in IBM Digital Sales center in Dublin . They have very promising innovations and a bunch of very talented employees, however the complexity of the business model sometimes makes it hard to leverage these benefits.
Some part of the workforce is very reluctant to change which slow down innovation and improvement in proccesses. Hard to get hold of the right focal person to solve specific issues, and some employees are quite reluctant to help.
Regardless in my time in IBM Dublin I gained some highly valuable experiences and skills and were able to attend training for any business component or skills of my chosing. Overall a very valuable experience for my career.
Digital sales is (for better or worse) very seperated from the rest of the campus, with les benefits in terms of WFH and workers benefits. However they have a great environment in terms of a good employee program where you can volunteer to get involved in different project.
Opportunities to learn, good employee program
No extra benefits (not even free coffee), very complex business model, Management disagreements slow down innovation and processes
ORDER MANAGER (Current Employee) – Dublin – 28 June 2019
I was hired to the bench but was told there was a client for me. Straight off they were expecting me to find my own client when I'd just got the job. The job search portal and being reduced from a strong niche consultant to a 'maybe support at best' was extremely disheartening and my team dissolved within a month of my hire.
On the positive side, they were extremely good at dealing with my disability. Good people work here, I was just in an unlucky position I think. They are a good enough company that I would consider working there again if we can sort through why things didn't work out.
Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) – Dublin – 25 April 2019
Four or five distinct roles in different businesses over two decadea - all.with continuity of employment. IBM has been the job for life my teachers at school told me back in the 90s didn't exist anymore. Piles of training and other learning experiences, some great mentors and managers. Lots of customer facing with big enterprises that generally respect IBM. I have travelled once or twice a year overseas. The corporation paid over 20k in my college fees over the years. Great international workforce in IBM Ireland. Some really super people. The corporation is serious about being ethical and trustworthy. Really there are many positives. I am very glad I joined and stayed. Downsides are the bureaucracy of decision making and policies. IBMers value compliance over many other things- innovation, risk taking etc. Second downside is the flat career progression. Two decades with a single promotion is my story and is not unusual. Getting an MBA, taking on a manager role and continuous strong annual ratings left me with zero extra. Also, the bonuses are zero to 2%. But that is the trade off I accepted for very steady employment.
Big with many opportunities, training & education, interesting clients
Postman (Former Employee) – Dublin, Ireland – 5 March 2019
The typical day in IBM was fast-paced and demanding, I was in charge of delivering post to the 6 buildings on the campus. I brought in the post at around 8.45am and sorted it out to distribute to the different buildings. I learned and observed how people in the 'real' working world operate as it was my first time working in a large MNC. My manager was very helpful and gave me the required training in order to carry out my daily tasks. The workplace culture was generally relaxed, but there was the underlying hard-work ethic among the staff. The hardest part of the job was the time management aspect of having to manage what order I did which jobs, for example, I would have to decide and manage whether to deliver post or ensure if the confidential waste bins should be shredded or if printers were needed to be topped up. The most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with different office workers who worked in different departments which showed me what to expect when I start working for such a company in the future.
ECM Software Support engineer, customer support (Former Employee) – Dublin IBM Campus – 6 February 2019
In general its a great place to start your career with a good salary. I was given an intermediate training just to know how things work in general. I with lucky to work with the best team in the campus, great job culture and friendly environment. Could always count on my colleges when needed.
Unix Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Dublin – 14 January 2019
Reliable, open-minded, self-confident and highly motivated IT environment. I pride myself on my logical and thorough approach to problem solving. Multi-site, multi-cultural organization. Ambition is to enhance my skills and experience within a stimulating and progressive IT focused organisation.