Choosing the correct IT Graduate Program
Last edited 25/06/2019 - 22:55
I am currently looking at multiple graduate programs and need advise/suggestions for the recommended ones. In the long run, I want to work in Silicon Valley.
IBM: I am currently working in IBM (GBS) as part of delivery . There is a lack of technical work in the account and I am mainly involved in Microsoft Technology (sharepoint etc) and minor of Frontend development. There are options of switching accounts but I fear that the work may be worse. Additionally, it is hard for me to get out of this role as there is currently no-one present to replace me. There are also a lack of technical developers on the account.
The Advantage of IBM is that it has a very good reputation and I will be able to opt for roles overseas. I will also be able to get promoted to Band 7 in a year.
I am also currently looking into BankWest and Honeywell.
Bankwest: Rotations are present (6 monthly) meaning that I can try out different areas such as Cyber Security, Networking etc. But I fear that BankWest does not have a prestigious name and this could hinder my opportunities overseas.
Honeywell: This is within a very small team of <10 developers. No rotations are present and I will just be working with the team. But Honeywell has a good industry reputation, international company and a strong engineering culture.
Any suggestions on which would be the way to go forward? Stick with IBM or choose BankWest or Honeywell.
I have created a poll.