I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)
IBM offer a unique opportunity for employees to spend time in a developing country via their Corporate Service Corps program.
Each year groups of 10-15 of the highest performing employees are chosen and deployed to developing countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe on one month assignments to work with Government and/or NGOs.
I have just returned from assignment in Solo City in Indonesia with 12 other IBMers from 10 different countries and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I, along with two colleagues, was assigned to work with an agency called Solo Technopark to help them develop their youth training college and entrepeneur incubation hub.
Not only did we get to make a real impact with the client we also got to immerse ourselves in a new culture - making friends and experiences that will stay with me for life.
No major cons that I can think of at the moment - I just wanted to share my CSC experience with people who are considering going to work with IBM as to my knowledge they are the only multi-national that offer such a program.
Advice to Management
Like other IT companies IBM is undergoing significant change with a shift to cloud based solutions so employees need to have the agility to be able to switch roles to succeed.
I applied online. I interviewed at IBM.
one interview with panel, very relax asked the right questions. then next round interview with the hiring manager, felt the manager was looking for someone who would accept less money. took them a few months to send back feedback very rude...
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