By Jan Pecenak
IBM Czech Republic is excited to place 3rd in Universum’s Most Attractive IT Employer rankings. We are very proud and appreciate this award because we put a lot of energy, new ideas and passion into our events and employee satisfaction and now we can see the results.
Our position in the market, competing for the best candidates is challenging. The unemployment rate in Czech Republic is approx. 3.4% and to be able to show strong brand as a B2B company is an achievement. Candidates and students might think they don’t come in contact with IBM every day but they do. IBM mainframe is powering an enormous amount of transactions in banking sectors, and similar numbers in sectors such as insurance or air transportation.
We can see that our work in social media, events, internships, lectures and presentations are building a strong IBM brand within the student population. On Facebook we share real stories, pictures and environment. When considering events, we try to cover a whole spectrum of audience. We attend job fairs, run Open Days in both locations and last year the number of visitors grew to almost 500 in our junior or senior presentations and workshops. We have also participated in community events such as Barcamp where we presented our approach to Agile and technology. Our ambassadors represented IBM in a festival, spreading a message about possibilities and presenting our unique environment and work culture.
Through various events, we encourage students and graduates to come experience the real IBM with our technologies, experts and professionals from different areas of business. Our Senior Project Managers share their expertise with student organisations, experts from Mainframe and Security also teach in Universities within the Brno area. Afterwards those students who are interested can start an internship with us. They get provided with a mentor, a buddy and a community of interns within IBM and they experience the true IBM.
However, the most important reason for the award are IBMers themselves. Our employees are in contact with people every day, spreading the IBM message, and living by the unique culture and values. Our volunteering activities in a lot of different fields improved communities, and brought a lot of attention to our corporate responsibility programs. Our approach to diversity and our engagement in “Women at IBM” initiatives and CSR activities provides our candidates with an experience of what is it to be like IBMer.
We have various career opportunities in Czech Republic both at Prague and Brno, where we offer internships for students, and graduate program in different positions for professionals. You can start or improve your career in fields of Server administration, Databases, Security, AI, Analytics, Consulting or Service coordination and support. Check our career pages for more information.
Jan is the employer branding lead for Czechs Republic