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I did not leave my job, IBM left me. I was told that they were looking for an "more thoroughly rounded" employee. Funny thing is, I went to the job posting board, after learning of my pending separation and saw over two dozen openings for my position (Costa Rica or India)!

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There needs to be a demanding, gold standard of quality. Too many things get lazily put in the products and it shows. If people and teams put out poor work, something has to be done about it. The culture is one of mediocrity and it won't change without tough decisions.

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I like going to work the distance that's the problem

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At that time, IBM was at the leading edge of technology and I was honored to have experienced their technology at work.

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3-weeks after completing background and drug test.

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401 AFTER 1 year employed. Insurance. Paid time off for 30 days( just in CZ) as vacation.

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Not often...based on your appraisal...maybe 1 or 2 percent a year..

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The hiring process is bizarre, they do "Trust based hiring" thanks to some PC consultant. Now managers who need to fill roles do not get to interview their candidates, they just get assigned a new hire. This means people new to the company do not know what team they will be put on when they apply. It also means the turnover time is variable, sometimes it will take a few weeks and other times a few months.

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Recruiter --> hiring manager

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9-5 Mon to Friday in Australia

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