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IBM = I've Been Moved (a lot)
Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) –  Dublin25 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.
Pros
Big with many opportunities, training & education, interesting clients
Cons
Bureaucracy, no promotions
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Diverse with wide scope for career progression
Manager (Former Employee) –  Dublin13 February 2020
IBM is an umbrella of businesses, with opportunities to broaden scope across sectors to enable professional growth. IBM is also a leader in recognising and advancing women.
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It's a great place to work
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mulhuddart, County Dublin4 February 2020
I enjoyed working in such a multicultural and fast paces environment.
My colleagues worked in a professional manner and were extremely approachable.
I'd happily recommend IBM to anyone.
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