Is IBM GBS in hiring freeze?

GM Financial / Eng kIkj70
Aug 8, 2017 37 Comments

have an offer pending with a different company but my top pick is IBM and partner has already verbally said he wants to give me an offer. The recruiter partner said it has to pass couple of boards at IBM to extend.

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  • Don't do it. The offer will be comically low and they will work you into the ground. IBM is a last resort
    Aug 8, 2017 11
    • IBM / Eng
      rancidmeat

      IBM Eng

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      I'm on a new IBM team every three months. They reorg like the Trump administration
      Aug 10, 2017
    • GM Financial / Eng kIkj70
      OP
      within GBS?
      Aug 10, 2017
    • IBM Bsdl05
      yes in GBS
      Aug 10, 2017
    • IBM cyn1cal
      Between the annual or semiannual rearrangement of the deck chairs on the RMS IBM, and the continual stream of people leaving... Just. Don't. If you have any other alternative, go elsewhere. I had more than one occasion where we had no idea who our manager actually worked for - for MONTHS - as people at the director level and up tried to be in the "safe" divisions in the latest management shuffle.
      Aug 15, 2017
    • IBM Wsxasf
      I've had four managers in four years
      Aug 16, 2017
  • Perficient / Eng TheFlash
    didn't realize there were any employees left at IBM, thought it was all contractors... 🀣
    Aug 8, 2017 3
    • Fannie Mae / Ops
      qTSh62

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      zing
      Aug 8, 2017
    • BURN!! But the truth hurts lol
      Aug 8, 2017
    • IBM fcre63
      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Aug 9, 2017
  • IBM / Sales theIBMest
    I'm 25.. make a shit ton of money at IBM and have a great manager and second line.. #sales
    Aug 14, 2017 5
    • I call BS. You have to be Ginny's nephew or some shit to actually be treated good and have job security
      Aug 15, 2017
    • IBM cyn1cal
      You can have a GREAT manager and second line, and be making top dollar in sales commissions, and STILL get canned. Or get told to relocate or quit. Or have your quota doubled or tripled and get PIP'd so they can lay you off. It all depends on what the much higher ups want. There is such a thing as making too much if you're not the VP...
      Aug 15, 2017
    • IBM kGIc32
      I call BS
      Aug 16, 2017
    • IBM / Sales theIBMest
      Call BS all you want. It's been like 3 weeks since I've checked this thread and people still complaining... and I'm still making money and loving my job. Don't discourage people because you have a shitty situation that you're too scared to do something about. If you don't like it at IBM then find a place where you are happy. Don't spew your problems all over this app.. get a barber and vent to them.
      Sep 4, 2017
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      Tfsytdytd

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      Like 700$ cash bonus ? πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
      Nov 11, 2017
  • GM Financial / Eng kIkj70
    OP
    I declined their offer on Monday. Thanks for advice everyone.
    Aug 31, 2017 0
  • GM Financial / Eng kIkj70
    OP
    Jesus you guys are ripping IBM
    Aug 8, 2017 1
    • Humana / Other datasciguy
      Deservingly so.
      Aug 8, 2017
  • Fannie Mae / Ops
    qTSh62

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    I wouldn't work for IBM, especially GBS/steady state. Run screaming. They will use you up and spit you out the other side.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • IBM JhonnyL
    Fucking no. GBS not in hiring freeze.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • IBM / Sales
    Techie4lyf

    IBM Sales

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    I wouldn't work for ibm dude, just take the other offer and run. Far far away.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • Bluebot / Other Perry Grin
    IBM GBS is not a fun place. Additionally likely won't provide you with any skills benefit by working there. You'd be bette off taking an internship at google.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • New / Design
    DCoc47

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    DCoc47more
    Dude.... IBM india here..... Trust me... its worldwide!
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • New / Sales
    WLhk64

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    I did 4 years at IBM and had 5 managers. It’s a terrible place. Stay away.
    Aug 31, 2017 0
  • IBM kGIc32
    Stay away from GBS
    Aug 16, 2017 0
  • IBM R@mon
    Not true...I have a great manager. But I also work in sales.
    Aug 15, 2017 0
  • IBM XutU80
    How to get internship at Google...???
    Aug 11, 2017 0
  • Intuit yunq937
    run
    Aug 9, 2017 0
  • IBM tIao73
    Do yourself a favor and stay away from IBM. Working for last 18 months and manager don't even dare to talk about increment. Last time I asked in June and she said she would get back to me by end of June no word from her whatsoever. I am ready to leave this company man.
    Aug 9, 2017 0
  • IBM cbYz35
    If you're willing to wait out the hiring process, you're probably no worse off by taking it. At least its on ypur resume.
    Aug 8, 2017 0