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Elena Bajic
2006

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5 stars

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1 star

Recommend to a friend

73%

Say this is a great place to work

64%

Proud to have on resume

84%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Principal / Managing Director / General Manager

Overall, I liked the culture here. It is difficult to navigate because of the size but there's a lot of energy and smart people there who want to do good things.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Current employee - Director

IBM is unfortunatley poorly managed. No job security. Company completely unwilling to change with the times, contrary to what they put out in the marketplace. No respect for knowledge. Promote based on who you know not what you know. Continues to layoff highly skilled resources but publically states only laying off those without the appropriate new required skillsets which is untrue. - Change management and resistance to change.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Opportunities you would not have at other tech companies to experience both large and small scale global projects.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

A lean, six sigma or similar process improvement is in order. Infrastructure consultant rates are among the lowest in the industry despite client billing being among the highest. Environments are among the most challenging. Consultant survival is dependent on certifications if not training (e.g. PMI, MCS, CCNA), flexibility, durability and ability to execute.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Changes I'd make would first be respect for the individual. Cut the bureaucracy - especially relating to audit & compliance. Review & revise the management overhead. Truly innovate - don't just talk about it - don't keep clinging to other technology company's coat tails. Address the fact that people can climb the ladder and run customer-facing departments - without EVER having been in front of a customer. But the no.1 thing to change is - instead of constantly saying put the customer first - actually mean it.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The culture was once paternal, but those days are long-gone. It is a look-over-the-shoulder company now. People progress who have never faced customers - and do not understand what it is to do so. And There is a culture of fear - the King Has no Clothes On - but everyone is frightened to say so. Ridiculous decisions/instructions go unchallenged. It is openly admitted by management that career progression is a thing of the past. The new 'Government Minimum' redundancy policy is the last straw.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

It is not at all the company it once was - and the deterioration is dramatic but ongoing. I truly loved the Company when I joined and I was extremely proud, even boastful of it. The last 10 years has seen a steady decline on almost all fronts, and unfortunately the decline is accelerating - just when you think we have hit rock bottom - the Company quickly shatters that delusion. No pay rises, bonus of less than 1%, instructions that make no sense but dare not be challenged - rule by fear! I would not let my children join.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Great place to learn in the early years. Leadership struggles with developing/leading their teams vs. managing to a financial checklist. The age old establishment needs new blood/new thinking in order to succeed. Leadership needs to widen their internal "inner circle" in building their views vs. just trusting only their immediate direct reports who can be out of touch, self serving, or protective of what they send up.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Lots of pride in working for this company, but there are employee concerns. Internal finance driven. Generally results oriented, with the exception of some leadership levels where weak results do not seem to make as much a difference in performance or prevent promotion. High integrity culture second to none. Leadership listening skills missing or simply not used beyond direct reports. Product and sales primary focus despite a more diverse service offering. Still learning how to focus on client/customer success first vs. financial forecast.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Stay off the internal lists. Results are important.

Current employee - Director

Smart people, good clients, very remote work.

Current employee - Director

The company values integrity.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

There are too many pendulum swings in operations, leaves employee's feeling that they are not valued, despite the rhetoric.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Should remove confusing recognition and promotion criteria and do what is right for the client like IBM used to do 15 years back

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Had a collaborative work culture.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

The only holistic company with a vision and controls hardware software services and tecchnology.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

Too much attention to bottom line; compensation is very weak; support services to staff is penny-wise and pound foolish.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

IBM has a mediocre compensation structure; somewhat bureaucratic -- although much of this is unavoidable given size of company and regulatory requirements.

Current employee - Analyst / Associate

Again, too much attention to the bottom line. There is too much in the way of financial engineering rather than focusing on top quality products/services.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Execution of the strategy need to be improved. Create strategy that leverage on the strength of the company.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Needs to keep re-organizing to make some strategy business look good.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

I would change how the career plan is presented for new hires, make it clearer.