It was fun to work at ibm, i was given an opportunity to experience both the working environment aswell as the classroom environment , i worked on various projects that where mainly for school pupils, e-learning applications
Quality Manager (Current Employee) – Johannesburg, South Africa – 12 November 2018
IBM values work/life balance and how accommodating employees can help them become more productive. IBM has a vast library of free education making IBM the perfect place to expand knowledge and experience
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 8 November 2018
During my employment at IBM South Africa (1980 -1996) I attended a large number of internal training sessions. This training helped me in various technical and soft skills. The positions I held was of technical (hardware and software) nature, but required of me to network with IBM Customers. This was in itself a large development area of my skillset. IBM management was professional, trustworthy and a high level of integrity was maintained.
Experienced personal growth as technology improved.
Internal controls, Testing and Investigation, (Current Employee) – City of Johannesburg, Gauteng – 30 October 2018
Collaborative, fast paced, interactive, a lot of meetings via phone webex due to being an international company, a lot of training available both face to face as well as online, learnt a lot about myself and my abilities due to the varying job roles I have had the opportunity to have.
Always challenging assignment but very interesting and flexible
South Africa Project Manager (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 20 September 2018
Best company to work for especially if you are looking at developing your career technically and knowledge of IS/IT offers in the market. Options to travel and learn processes in other countries especially technically advance countries.
Terrible place to work. No increases for years. Literally a bubblegum company, they use you till you can not give no more and then get someone else. Salaries way below market related, they get foreigners from Europe to work for half of an European unemployment benefit luring you under false pretences of "watching elephants in your free time". Poor management and top performers are rewarded with "a day of" If you want to eat noodles every day, please do apply to work here.
45hr workweek, below average pay, no increases, no growth. poor management
Flexible and good culture envirnomnent and career exposure so good and following Agile Stream to most of there project. Medium work that need more dedication and challenging not overstressing and fun environment to work on in it.
Excellent travel Perks and a different work home balance made it a good working experienced. The south African management was a bit immature and the hardest part of the Job was having to impress multiple matrix managers across different GEO's. The most enjoyable part was traveling across Africa and Europe when doing various projects. What a learnt is with the IP IBM has accumulated over the years there was no project or task that IBM could not handle.
Work from home
South African resources not given overseas oppty as the other International IBM resources.
IT Specialist (AS400) (Former Employee) – Sandton, Gauteng – 7 June 2018
Responsible for the day-to-day running of a large iSeries operational environment. This includes batch job scheduling and monitoring, tape management and performing problem determination and problem source identification in software environments, problem analysis, evaluation, recreation, and resolution of customer reported and resolution of related hardware and software in a multiple customer environment. Johnson & Johnsons, Atlas Copco, Huntsman, Deutsche Bank, Gates, etc. - Operating I series systems for customers in accordance with laid down standards and procedures; Monitoring the system performance and user jobs; Data mirror ; MQ series - Robot jobs monitoring and restarting failed jobs; - Basic problem solving and reporting them to Application Developers and Engineers; - Backups and Restores; Backup and Recovery Media Services (BRMS); - Maintenance jobs, Reclaim storage and Library Re-orgs; - Provides end user support for IBM and AS/400 computer systems and warehouse applications. - Monitors entire computer environment during shift.
Software Client Lead (Former Employee) – Sandton, Gauteng – 16 May 2018
A great organisation to work with and always be at the leading edge of technology. Not one day is the same working at IBM. Stimulating, fast moving, changing, challenging. Interaction with many intelligent colleagues and clients.
I. T. Specialist (Current Employee) – Cape Town, Western Cape – 29 March 2018
All the companies I worked for had a nice environment. Management was always there to support you in any way possible. I also like the comradery. There was lots of oppertunities to further your carreer. Courses was made available. What frustrated me was sometimes you need to go through to much REDTAPE to get what you want. A typical day would consist of Planning for the day, continue on current projects, normal BAU and any emergency or sev 1 problems.