Working at IBM has always been more than “just about me doing my Job” – it’s a part of my identity.
I am inclined to share my IBM journey which has been both productive and exciting and I feel immense pride in being a part of the IBM family for the last 10 years, staying loyal and attached to the brand.
I joined IBM in 2006 as a Business Strategy Consultant and then chose to specialize in the areas of Change Management and HRM Transformation. While working for external IBM clients as well as for internal IBM transformations across industries and verticals, I got extensive cross cultural experience working on projects in a multi-geography model mostly with teams in US, Europe and APAC.
With well-defined career paths and guidance, it was easy for me to identify the path that I wanted to pursue. Once I was clear on what work excited me, IBM provided all the viable work options to help me do what I wanted to. Not only did I get access to the trainings available within IBM to grow my skillset, I also completed my One-Year Advanced Program in Human Resource Management from IIM Lucknow. IBM again helped me in this with its Education assistance policy so I could pursue my interest in the field of HRM while continuing to work.
IBM provides me with a productive and flexible work environment and also continually pushes me to build skills that are relevant to be prepared to challenge myself and take on new initiatives. This also helps me in demonstrating greater independence and working with a broader scope of influence and complexity. Awards as well as Appreciations from our managers and also from our leaders and colleagues are a part of our culture and this motivates me to keep performing better.
IBM is known for its policies and programs for a flexible work environment. When you work at IBM, striking the right balance between work and other aspects of life is almost seamless. However, there is so much more to working in IBM than just the work-life balance. Learning opportunities, productive work environment, supportive colleagues and leaders, interesting customer interactions and opportunities to work with diverse teams all add up beautifully to enhance one’s career journey.
I have been with IBM for close to 10 years and this is my #IBMSuccessStory