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Management is great , its a great workplace to work at. You have good chances to advance and have a great career if you show that you would like to progress.
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During my 5 years in IBM I found it to be an ok experience. 8 hour days and cycle/shift work were fine in my opinion. They do not make you permanent and keep the majority of workers on contracts would be there biggest problem.
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IBM (GTS specifically) is now a place of maximum cost reduction, very little progression and a race to the bottom. Too much inefficient middle management creating interference, red tape and undue stress in the work place, plenty of buzz words and corporate speak, talking the right talk but they do not back it up. Unfortunately IBM used to be a great place to work and still has some great people but it has lost its shine and is no better that any other major outsourcing firm in the race to the bottom. Skeleton teams are now over worked and under appreciated. Which leads to regular fire fighting and more often that not you have to figure it out yourself with very little guidance. Further your expected to "Over" perform to gain any meaningful bonus and honest hard work is rarely recognized. The problem is IBM over sell their services and under deliver which invariably leads to the brunt being taken by the line staff. It's a pity about the short sighted approach and has taken a massive toll on IBM's once great name. Good job security with IBM but no a great long term prospect, go for the experience but don't stay too long.
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You can get Good experience, good people, good job security
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Hard to progress your salary, Red tape, iniffecient management. Left to fend for yourself.
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My 8 years at IBM were filled with adventure everyday. Got great mentors and learned a lot. If you are passionate about your work then you'll always get ample of opportunities within IBM.
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Amazing project, cutting edge technology
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Daily meeting to present shortly my work results, issues met, measures I took, intentions for next day Agile rules Disciplin respected, good group collaboration. The hardest part was when defects found proved hard to reproduce or intermittent, but had to be cought and documented. The most enjoyable was to find hidden issues or to propose usability improvements
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IBM is a great company to work in with fantastic carer prospects and the ability to learn and train is superb. I would recommend IBM to anyone starting or seasoned professional.
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IBM has many benefits for those who are starters in the sales area. The renewals department has many benefits like a good salary, good environment to work in and many tools to start your learning. You can also work remotely from time to time, which is a positive thing. The cons of working in IBM is the location of the company, which is very far from the city center. Bus is not provided by the company and the private company that links the city center to the site is very poor quality. Another cons is that you have to pay for the food during lunch, which is a bit over expensive. No health insurance for sales people. To finish, it is a bit old-fashioned, so if you are looking for something fresh, maybe it's not the best fist.
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good salary, comissions, work environment is great, suitable for beginners
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No food provided, no transport provided, no health insurance, difficult to climb up the ladder
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Ibm is an interesting company. its a good place to work. theres a good salary, and the hours arent overly demanding. the management are quite good. its like every other multinational: a decent, if not incredible place to work. the treasury department can be a bit quiet, so if youre the talkative type you might want to consider that, but on the other hand the people who work there ae very easy to get on with.
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I happened to start during a transition phase in which many seniors left the company, therefore at the moment we are struggling in acquiring the knowledge we need to comply to our internal process. I am a contractor and have no benefits whatsoever. If I am sick I do not get paid and there aren't real chances of career progression at the moment.
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Flexible hours
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Salary and Job insecurity
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Worked in IBM for 17 years contracted to work for them by CPL. It was a very busy and people were very friendly and a good mix. My main responsibilities were diary management, expenses, travel, and back up for colleagues when on vacation.
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Nice friendly environment
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No chance of being made permanent
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There is no drive in the employees, hard to gain progression in IBM Ireland, Salary is not great. But it is easy work and you can gave a good life style.
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Not a bad place to work good facility good culture but not an exciting environment to work in, Great training and in depth knowledge into the sales through technology market.
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Great place to gain sales experience
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very poor job advancement opportunities
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everyone there support each other no matter if is private personal or work business support is there. great working hours. good social events. good team work
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long hours
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A typical day at work involved picking orders from a shelf, assembling the required parts and sending the finished product on for testing. Employees were willing to help each other on unusual builds.
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good experience, great life work balance, company still need to adjust to the current employment market and employee expectations and improve canteen
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busy scanning system with assempling parts who knows wothless rumours not observe any the plant moved to Singapore so latest chaos as I could imagine.
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had a good time working there i was sad when i had to leave it as there was no chance of being kept on after the short time i was there. very close to where i am living which was a plus.
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lunch given
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I've learned so much from IBM, good people and amazing environment. IBM introduced me to the agile way of working which changed even my personal life for the best.
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IBM might not give you many benefits, but they are very flexible in accommodating your needs when it goes to your work/life balance. As all the big companies there might be a bit too much bureaucracy, but things are changing fast.
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healthcare
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I had a very good experience in this company and I met very professionnal and interesting people. I learned a lot because IBM is one of the best sales school.
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IBM is a good company to work for with a diverse workforce. Teamwork and strong people management is an important attribute for IBM leadership. IBM has embraced agile concepts and incorporates agile methodology as a project management resource.
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Flexible work from home options and good training resources.
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Market is changing with less production focus.
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