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Why did you leave IBM?

I have worked there for past 2 years in IBM, My learning towards SCOM is less in IBM so i like to move to next company where i can gain knowledge.

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1. How has IBM prepared you in your career

I begun my career at IBM where i learned may things in the beginning, And i think i have learned most of it till some extent.

2. What was enjoyable about working at IBM

Plenty of learning opportunities, cross functional teams, exposure to various technology and culture of people, exciting projects, global mix and very flexible timings and teams, lot of independence of thought and career.

3. Were you offered any advancement opportunities at IBM

i got chance in other console and bacth ops . not taken offer due to i have more chance to enhance my skills

4. What did you dislike about working at IBM

Sometimes the bureaucratic layers can be quite bothersome; number of people you have to carry with you before a decision can be taken. Because of that, projects almost always have to be really large sized and impact. Many smaller, yet meaningful steps, get lost in the process.

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Why you left

I have worked there for past 2 years in IBM, My learning towards SCOM is less in IBM so i like to move to next company where i can gain knowledge.

Job Duties

I ma in charge of SCOM and ITM in IBM. Where i did L1 and L2 support

How did this career prepare you?

I begun my career at IBM where i learned may things in the beginning, And i think i have learned most of it till some extent.

Rate your managers

My manager is very friendly in nature, He supported me to learn many new things there.

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Why you left

Personal reasons

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Cons

Sometimes the bureaucratic layers can be quite bothersome; number of people you have to carry with you before a decision can be taken. Because of that, projects almost always have to be really large sized and impact. Many smaller, yet meaningful steps, get lost in the process.

How did this career prepare you?

As a program manager, my role was first strategic, second was execution of the strategy. I had to think of ways of increasing visibility, extending thought leadership and finally translating that into wins. I believe this has prepared for taking on the role at Vanguard Software.

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Job Duties

As a Workday developer , I was involved in design , development and testing.

How did this career prepare you?

When the production fails , thats time we need to ask ourself that this is the time to proof ourself and have to complete this task within time.Mostly during night time when you sleep at home.

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Job Duties

Responsible for all backup failures, troubleshooting and fixing issue. Prepare RCA, and troubleshooting. Create CRs and Implementating Media Master servers, installing and configuring backup policies...

How did this career prepare you?

Learnt Netbackup, Datadomain, NetApp, Backup exec, Arcserve, Commvault technologies.

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How did this career prepare you?

For first one year its was good and I enjoyed alot, but later my account was changed and they put me in a support account, which was not interesting.

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Cons

Nothing as such... Iam looking for new oppurtunities and want my learning curve to expand and explore new domains of hte field which I have not been able to work upon as of yet.

How did this career prepare you?

It provided me a platform to work end to end from designing , developing to deploying services in production environment. Moreover, it gave me chance to work independently alongwith the consumer teams and work on various issues under the guidance of some really experienced members.

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Why you left

Looking for better opportunity that i can grow my skill

Job Duties

I am shift team lead for my team , we worked as technical system operator for both console and batch server operations
coming to console
we monitor servers issues as alerts and raised incident for support team to work on priority and engage the respective account team to close the incident

coming to batch ops
we monitor job abend and do adhoc as per request

How did this career prepare you?

As i started my career first with ibm . it teach me alot

Rate your managers

I am good with my team and my manager as work wise he helped me alot by supporting to implementation ideas and work enviroment

Suggestions for the CEO

I am focal for Dupont Console and i have implemented ideas for avoid Human error removing unwanted errors

Advancement opportunities

I got chance in other console and bacth ops . not taken offer due to i have more chance to enhance my skills

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Pros

Plenty of learning opportunities, cross functional teams, exposure to various technology and culture of people, exciting projects, global mix and very flexible timings and teams, lot of independence of thought and career.

Cons

A little lack of control on which role or project you want to work at otherwise most of the things were very encouraging.

Job Duties

Worked with the onsite AOL data analysts, tech architects and data management group leads. Perform Design (HLD and detailed) of the ETL processes and Data Model Reviews. Prepare technical specifications of the Redbrick to Netezza Migration of AOL databases. Provide inputs to source and target mappings based on the business area needs for integrating new sources into EDW. Taking part in design and code reviews and implement best practices across the projects. Work with architect to propose and implement common components for EDW projects across the board and create reusable components needs implementations for various projects using EDW to integrate data. Develop and support the extraction, transformation and load process (ETL) for data Warehouse from the source systems using Ab Initio.
Design of the ETL processes and perform Data Model Review with offshore and onsite technical project teams. Work on improving the performance of Ab Initio graphs by using various Ab Initio performance techniques.

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Why you left

Looking out for better opprtunity where I can utilize my multiple areas of experince in Global Mobility.

Job Duties

Major in Cost projections and expatriate payroll and assignment Briefings based in my Cost projections and dealing with Reagionla heads on assignments plans.

How did this career prepare you?

I learnt a Lot as a Functional maanager in ths area of Cost Projections like how to manage volumes, stress, dealing with stakholders, providing quality of services etc.

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Cons

Nothing.
But the job profile did not match my studies.

Job Duties

As I was into services(b2b primary role: Attend client calls, work on emails.
Initiatives taken: Floor support provided, undertaken the task to dispatch the task, initiated the task to guided the new joinees.

How did this career prepare you?

It helped a lot.
As I was doing nigh shift. I could study after noon.
This also shows I am adaptable to work.

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Why you left

Relocation

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Cons

I hope everything is good in IBM, only concern is roles are bounded up, just I am looking for new Challenging roles.

Job Duties

I am working as SoftwareEngineer especially on ChordiantJSF, I am involved on develpment of JSF Pages for UI presentaion, wrote Javascript for backend action in UI layer, Cutomize ICFaceControllerBeans, Managing BeansScope, Configuring Navigations, Preparing Offering xmls, Managing Choriant client tasks, Configuring task and subtasks, prepare chordiant ProcessFlows.

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Pros

24 X 7 access to Project Information and IBM Technolgies as they provide us a TP to access from home as per our convenience and availability.

Cons

Learning is lesser as per my expectation as if join one project then they dont give chance to learn and work on some other technologies even after 2 years for that you have to fight with management.

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Job Duties

Project management, systems support, testing software and creating process documenttion.

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Why you left

I was working remotly,i want work on real time environment

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Why you left

The company is restructuring and my position was eliminated as I maintain a high performance it was about headcount and not about contribution or performance. I am a high performer and excited about new possibilities.

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Why you left

To find more career growth in security domain

Job Duties

Vul management, monitoring servers, health checks on servers, user ID revalidation and CIRATS issue management

How did this career prepare you?

Security domain

Rate your managers

Its was good response from my manager in IBM

Suggestions for the CEO

Improvement in technical aspects and improvement in case of management and coordinating

Advancement opportunities

No I was not offered

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Rate your managers

No.

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Why you left

US shift which is the biggest reason

Job Duties

End to End Project Implementation

How did this career prepare you?

It harnessed my skills in Project management

Rate your managers

Very good

Suggestions for the CEO

Project not started

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Job Duties

Software development with a team size of 11 people.

How did this career prepare you?

I was given opputunity to lead team globally which gave hands on experience of being a manager.

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Pros

Awards directly from client followed by gift coupons.

Summary

Full of learning.Global Explosure and great people to work with.

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Job Duties

Mainly, I draft request for quotations and send them out to specific vendors via email. I answer any questions the vendors have and communicate with them to make sure they get the proposal sent in by our deadline. I also have access to a database which allows me to run reports for audit support.

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Why you left

Since the product is getting into the complete support role, chances for the development has reduced to a greater extent

Job Duties

COmplete Software lifecycle, starting from requirements gathering to the Post Production process

How did this career prepare you?

Able ot handle any situation as Individual contribtor..

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Pros

Client access was quite easy, Responsibility at an early stage of my career.

Cons

Structure and size of the company limited opportunities.

Summary

Good learning. Project management, client interactions.

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Why you left

I am Leaving IBM to explore better opportunities and to learn more for better enhancement of knowledge.

Job Duties

I work as an offshore team all alone and i generate reports for the clients. Also i run monthly, weekly,bi-weekly,daily, yearly and quarterly jobs based on the requirements. Whatever new requests i get from the customer, based on the business requirements i design TRD, HLD perform coding and unit testing and lastly i deploy the code into production.

How did this career prepare you?

Working independently, handling offshore work all alone and successfully deploying the projects.

Rate your managers

My managers have always helped me and have supported me throughout the course in IBM. I have learnt so many things from them. They were the source of knowledge for me.

Suggestions for the CEO

I have automated several manual jobs to save time and to increase efficiency, removed unwanted reports and have generated final jobs for report generation and deployed successfully.

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Pros

IBM offered me a great platform to develop an acumen in consulting.

Job Duties

My designation was Associate Consultant. My job responsibilities had multiple facets. Had an external client facing role where I was responsible to partner with clients on Business Transformation and Modernization initiatives. I was also responsible for managing the data analytics and business process accelerator portfolio at the healthcare center for excellence. Finally, I was responsible to partner with sales and business development as a subject matter expert in healthcare, while responding to proposals.

Summary

I had the best time at IBM. IBM offered me an exceptional platform to develop develop personally and professionally.

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How did this career prepare you?

I learned more in IBM, it is a very pleasure to working with large environment and supporting more number of servers as remotely.

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Why you left

Looking carrier in network domain and more of domain specific job.

Job Duties

Code fixes and bug fixes and new development works as requested by client and on time response to client based on the new issues resolutions.

How did this career prepare you?

The prior work is an added advantage of getting in to the basic knowledge skill set developments will help out in resolving and fixing the client issues and client face capacity.

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Job Duties

Experience in Market Research and Data handling.
Data Mining and Internet Research, Internet Search,Market Research, Survey, Analysis. Capable of developing lead generation strategies and supporting the sales team in providing any required information.
Capable of working independently and having responsibility as an individual.

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Pros

Most rewarding was learning excel adn te com[plex account structure of such a big Company.

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Pros

Explosure to people, meeting different level of people give presentation.

Cons

I like to work at IBM,I want to have a new environment.

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Job Duties

Technical leadership. Technology incubation. Providing solutions to technical challenges.

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Pros

To have the possibility to work with users from Latin America and US

Cons

To work with a virtual machine which made our remote connections slower and there were time when we had to do 3 remote sessions on the same time.

Summary

Productive, helpful to develop new skills like multitasking, as I had 1 user on the phone and other 2 on chat tool.

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Cons

Not being able to get exposure and work with other technologies and difficulty moving to other teams.

Job Duties

Day to day system administrative tasks, supporting the Bank of Ireland account, on various Unix and Linux platforms.Upgrading and maintenance of applications, eliminating vulnerabilities that arise on the systems.Maintaining and ensuring that a 24/7 working environment is active and always available.

Summary

IBM was and is a good company to work for, they value their employees. Unfortunately due to the economic climate, the clients were forced to make use of offshore resources resulting in a negative attitude from locally based employees.

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Pros

Learned lots of things in IBM and friendly environment.

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Why you left

In texas, I left IBm for better oportunity

Job Duties

I was working as workday consultant

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Pros

Here the graduate hires are also given similar opportunities as the experienced professionals.

Cons

There is nothing which I dislike in IBM but I want to work for a start-up company.

Summary

I had a good time in IBM. I learned a lot during my trainings and from the team members.

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Why you left

To get a chance to have a Good Career opportunities, do not have such opportunities in this organization as of now.

Job Duties

MIS reports, complaint resolution, client meets if necessary, understanding the difficulties in the process , improving the same.

How did this career prepare you?

I am well known to have all kind of stability, the experience that I have has made me to work under all the environments and also I know how to handle the situations.

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Why you left

For a better opportunity

Job Duties

I was in charge of handling defects and making sure that repositories were build, deployed and tested for QA, stress, etc.

How did this career prepare you?

It prepared me for how the corporate world works and functions. I was able to learn about new technologies and increase my skillset while working.

Rate your managers

I have gotten along well with all my managers. I was awarded blue points in their rewards program.

Suggestions for the CEO

I created tutorials of how to handle job tasks on one of my projects at IBM to help make the process more clear. I helped establish a raspberry pi to handle the traffic of the repository as well.

Advancement opportunities

Yes, I took advantage of their learning classes at IBM. I was able to broaden my knowledge on careers like banking and healthcare.

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Cons

I have been enjoyed so much of working with this organisation because I learnt so many things and would always love this company.

Job Duties

To resolve the queries of the customere through emails as well as from chat.

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Why you left

Wanted to seek new horizons

Job Duties

I was in charge of processes concerning leadgeneration,customer support

How did this career prepare you?

At IBM you learn all aspects of a company, concern recruitement, customer support, document handling, procurement, financial and accountany

Rate your managers

It was rather a flat structure so we worked in a real team, it depended all of the team

Suggestions for the CEO

I improved the process of customer questions and leadgeneration, by giving sales training how to penetrate and to handle with people

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Pros

Career growth, varied work experience, onsite opportunities, great people and teams to work with.

Cons

Customer and third party interactions, requirement gatherings, project leading, process implementation, design, development, managing people.

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Job Duties

Design, development, testing, attending client interview.

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Why you left

Contract ended

Job Duties

Technical Support..

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Pros

What I found most rewarding working at IBM is getting more in depth knowledge with back ups, such as monitoring them and troubleshooting them.

Job Duties

I monitored back up alert panels for any errors and escalated any tickets to tier.

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Why you left

Got lead position in TCS

Job Duties

I was WFM analyst in IBM.

How did this career prepare you?

As a WFM analyst I got an entire idea how to manage HCM.

Rate your managers

My managers were very cooperative in IBM and with them I learned a lot with them

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Cons

I dont dislike working at IBM. The reason I am looking for an opportunity outside is to grow in spectrum. Working at a smaller company like Panasas would give an opportunity to work close with customers and help me grow.

Job Duties

I am a Systems Engineer at IBM responsible for the filesystem of the IBM z OS.

How did this career prepare you?

The position I have applied for here at Panasas is mainly related to filesystem Pfs which is a propriety file system owned and developed by Panasas. When I first started out at IBM 6 years ago I had no clue what the z OS was. I learnt and asked questions and today I firmly believe I am a valuable contributor who is sought after for development and bugs. I will be bringing my experience at IBM here to Panasas and apply it by adjusting to the new environment.

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Pros

Ownership, Out box thinking and best efforts rewared.

Cons

It is a manager driven company, Hike is the biggest problem.

Job Duties

Service Manager for BOI account, Handling Release Management.
Redefining the process. Make the Itsm process know to all.

Summary

Good place to learn all by yourself. It where you define and govern the process. You are accountable and responsible for the process. Direct access to client.

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Job Duties

To make calls to the cust for their due payments, arraging the executive visit.

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Why you left

My last company shutdown.

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How did this career prepare you?

Experience in working with different clients, which unique environment and business goals helped in understanding and experiencing multiple challenges, this helped in better utilization on tools in question.

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How did this career prepare you?

It was my first job and the learning curve was steep. I learned how to work as a part of a team, coming with out the box ideas and also gave me experience in this sector.

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Pros

My Managers, the working culture and the customers with whom I interacted on daily basis It was a learning experience for me.

Cons

I have got a very good experience at IBM for my life and career both so I do not dislike any thing about working with IBM

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Pros

Working in a team of very ambitious and knowledgeable people. This gave me the opportunity to develop myself, because I could learn from their experience and skills.

Cons

IBM is currently through a massive change and the inspired organisational culture sometimes clashes with the current culture.

Job Duties

Consulting clients on item selection so their organisational objectives are met.
perform statistical data analysis and present it to the client
provide vital support the the Executive consultants.

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Pros

To start with I had a great journey in last 4 years with IBM. During this tenure I have been award with Best of Idea, and Eminence and Excellence award . Based on my performance I have also been promoted to the next level and 3 consecutive hike in a year are few of my achievements which say it all.

Cons

Well nothing as such has directly annoyed me as I have been given equal opportunities and appreciation all through.However I feel HR department which is more isolated as of now and the employee does-not have direct access, can be made to interact directly with employee.

Job Duties

I had been involved in multiple task like:
1) designing of a solution
2) Development
3) I have been leading a team of 5 people
4) responsibilities involve from the requirement gathering till releasing it to production.

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Why you left

CONTRACT ENDED

Job Duties

BENCH TECHNICIAN

How did this career prepare you?

Passion to provide exceptionally customer support

Rate your managers

I give attention to detail and I am diligent and handworking

Suggestions for the CEO

My presence enhanced team work

Advancement opportunities

NO, It was just for 6 mouths

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Why you left

Ibm has been taken over by concentric which is making me to leave the company as many of our processes has been put on hold.

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Why you left

Budget cutbacks

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Why you left

No scope in bpo

Job Duties

Practitoner

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Why you left

To persue my MBA

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Why you left

Career growth

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Why you left

Its a contract job, I'm looking for permanent position.

Job Duties

Checking reports, checking failure backups and resolve them.

How did this career prepare you?

Actually I'm having good experience on Avamar in IBM and now I have good knowledge on Avamar.

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Cons

Difficult to taken on a broader role, excessive specialization.

Job Duties

Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Software Developer.

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Why you left

For more challenging job, explore new technology, innovation.

How did this career prepare you?

With rich experience on various technology, domains and clients, able to design, develop and maintain systems and provide efficient solutions.

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Cons

In a large organization, it is very easy to be siloed in one particular department and you do not get enough exposure.

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Why you left

Career Change

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Why you left

For better carrier

Job Duties

OMS Consultant

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Summary

Good working relationship with people. Rewarding compensation but limited challenges and opportunity for advancement.

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Pros

I would say the work life balance was the most rewarding thing I got while working at IBM. On one hand I was able to handle the work pressure in a more disciplined manner on the other hand I was able to provide ample amount of time in my social life.

Why you left

I left IBM two year ago, to gain more knowledge about the business process, to know how the decisions are taken in the business, and to grow in my career by seeking higher opportunities and MBA was the best option available at that time.

How did this career prepare you?

At IBM, I worked for 3 years, during which I worked on different roles, right from being an application developer, to course ware engineer and finally to taxonomy consultant. Whereas I enjoyed all the roles, the last role I enjoyed the most, as this related to understanding the customer's problem and providing them the best consulting possible which will help them inturn to provide better customer services. This also need more knowledge about the business side of the client which attracted me a lot and a reason for my inclination towards a B-school admission. I excelled in the roles and as the company policies because I was performing exceedingly well, also my communication skills and leadership skills were getting developed at the same time, the leader decided to promoted me to next level.

Rate your managers

Relationship with my manager was I would say was gratifying and pleasurable. I enjoyed a lot working under him, as he has given me the opportunity to explore my interests, work on different areas, developed trustworthy relationship with the subordinates and we enjoyed a healthy work culture under him. Not only I was able to perform all the work assigned to me also I was able to devote my time for further new interesting areas.

Advancement opportunities

Yes, IBM do provide an advancement opportunities, they sent people for higher studies but there is reason because of which I left IBM. I never wanted to build my career in an IT sector. I was born and brought up in a middle class family and lived my life mostly in rural areas. I would be more interested in devoting my time in a field job rather than sitting behind a computer desk for hours and that's how my life has been all along. I am not saying that I didn't enjoy the past three years, I enjoyed thoroughly but I would be more happy and satisfied when I would get the opportunities for more interaction, more active job.

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Why you left

Time constraint

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Why you left

Went to nz

Job Duties

Routers process

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Why you left

Because another bank in the country acquire it and they have close all the subsidies company except the bank

Job Duties

My responsibilities include to manage our client network infrastructure and guide them how to improve the infrastructure with new technologies.

How did this career prepare you?

I am energetic, loyal and skilled.

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Why you left

Interested in telecom product development company.

How did this career prepare you?

Gained the knowledge in telecom domain and problem solving skills along with in-time delivery of the products under adverse situations.

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Why you left

For better opportunity

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Why you left

New oppertunities to enhance my skills and also utilize my learning to a new company and processes.

Job Duties

Creating test cases,
Executing test cases
Automate test cases
Coordinating between dev, qe, production teams.

How did this career prepare you?

Well I worked on all type of technologies and testing methodology that can be used in omnicell to improve product quality and finding bugs early in the stages of the development.

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Summary

I am not planning on quitting, and overall I am very satisfied by the job and the company.

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Pros

The ability to create new applications and improve the number and quality of internal tools in the company.

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Pros

Since I am from mainfram background .. There are lot of material avaliable to enhance your skill.

Cons

There process, they have many level of managment and visibilty is very limited.

Summary

Not satificator since I was taken for specific skll set and latter assigned something which I am not intrested in.

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Pros

The way it improve my ability to learn a new things more fast, get a ex poser of proper culture and rules and get to know how to work on a real project as a team.

Cons

Lack of proper channel for communicating new ideas.

Job Duties

I was a data specialist there working on ETL tools.

Summary

Working with one of the largest and oldest software firm is always a fortune and one can never regret it also I get to know how to work in a real project on which people are working on many place of the world. It was a very nice and productive experience for me.

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Why you left

Carrier Growth

Job Duties

Technical Lead

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