About IBM


About IBM

About IBM

Diversity of thought. Diversity of people.
A smarter planet for everyone.

At IBM, we focus on performance. To help us work smarter, we need ideas born from different backgrounds, different perspectives and different attitudes. And that means different people. So it just makes sense that we cater for a range of different circumstances, offering flexible work practices and a range of programmes designed to let you fit in work around your life, not the other way around.

What we are not flexible on though is our commitment to innovation. We are tasked with creating a smarter planet and that's something every IBMer is focused on, regardless of who they are or what they do.

At IBM, you'll be a part of something significant, something worthwhile. And you'll also have access to flexibility, support and opportunity like nowhere else. Don't compromise on your next career. Get the best of both worlds.

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Did you know... 1899. IBM hired women and people from ethnic minorities. 1914. IBM hired its first employee with a disability. 1953. IBM wrote its first Equal Opportunity policy letter. 1987. Over 25 years ago we became one of the first employers to include sexual oriantation in our Equal Opportunities policy. 2011. IBM celebrated its Centennial.

Did you know... 1899. IBM hired women and people from ethnic minorities. 1914. IBM hired its first employee with a disability. 1953. IBM wrote its first Equal Opportunity policy letter. 1987. Over 25 years ago we became one of the first employers to include sexual oriantation in our Equal Opportunities policy. 2011. IBM celebrated its Centennial.

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Women at IBM

 

Verena

Name: Verena
Position: Storage Product Manager IMT Alps

For me, IBM is not just a company with 400,000 employees, but also one that offers 400,000 opportunities. Open-minded people motivated to learn new things can find fresh challenges to grapple with every day.

I started university in 1995; IT and computers were not familiar to me. But since the completion of my studies, communication science and dealing with new technologies has become part of the business. At the time of my graduation, I planned to work for an online editorial department. I completed a post graduate course as an online editor.

I applied to well-known companies and received an offer from IBM. I did not consider it to be a long-term career path. During the past 10 years, I have held various positions within IBM. In 2001, I worked in consulting as a freelancer. After 1.5 years, I moved to the Deal Hub where I learnt how to support complex bids.
After just one year in this role with one of the best teams I have ever worked in, I became Market Segment Manager for IBM’s Global Services. In 2006, I joined STG as Channel Manager Storage with responsibility for the business with our business partners.
Over the years, I have developed an enthusiasm for the technology and learned a lot about our product portfolio. This led to my transition from Channel Manager to Sales Leader, and afterwards to Product Manager for Storage.
In my opinion, flexibility, drive and determination are integral to working at IBM. IT is more than just bits and bytes. IT is innovation – and IBM is a leader in the development of new technologies. I am proud to be a part of it.

Irina

Name: Irina
Position: Advisory Supply Chain Manager within Global Business Services (GBS)

My name is Irina Postelnicu and I'm an Advisory Supply Chain Manager within Global Business Services (GBS).

IBM offers many opportunities for those who have a wide range of interests and are eager to develop their skills. IBM is continuously re-inventing itself which provides employees with the opportunity to do the same. Social responsibility is more than a buzz word at IBM and there are programs such as Corporate Social Corps, which allow us all to give something back to the wider community.

In 2006, I graduated from the Technical University, Politehnica Bucharest after studying Electronic Engineering. I wanted to build on my technical skills and learn something about the economic environment. So I completed my Masters in Business Administration in 2008 at the same university.

I joined IBM in 2009 as a Junior Product Manager at a regional level. I had the chance to gain insight into what IBM, as an international company, is able to achieve and what it can offer you as an employee. In short, my I have been able to find my place within IBM and identify with the culture and values.

IT has the power to revolutionise the way we work and how we live. Working for IBM puts at the centre of this revolution. In the future, I hope more and more women will find their way to join an IT company. While the number of women in this industry is still relatively small, it is increasing at an impressive speed.