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HCL or IBM

Sharma Anjali
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Got an offer from HCL(ECMP division Gurgaon) and IBM Global services(Gurgaon). IBM is paying similar to HCL and has a better brand name. In HCL most probably I'll be working on FileNet (may be Documentum), so the content management domain looks good to me. In IBM no clue what I'll get. But I have heard they have some maintenence work in Gurgaon.
What do ranchers recommend IBM or HCL?

Thanks again
[ August 16, 2005: Message edited by: Sharma Anjali ]
Pavan Tummala
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IBM


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Sharma Anjali
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Originally posted by Pavan Tummala:
IBM


Thanks for replying.
Any specific reason for your choice?
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Sharma Anjali:
Got an offer from HCL(ECMP division Gurgaon) and IBM Global services(Gurgaon). IBM is paying similar to HCL and has a better brand name. In HCL most probably I'll be working on FileNet (may be Documentum), so the content management domain looks good to me. In IBM no clue what I'll get. But I have heard they have some maintenence work in Gurgaon.
What do ranchers recommend IBM or HCL?

Thanks again


HCL, Sapient, Accenture and now IBM
wow Great !!!


- Varun
Siddhartha Sharma
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Joined: Aug 11, 2005
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Originally posted by Sharma Anjali:
Got an offer from HCL(ECMP division Gurgaon) and IBM Global services(Gurgaon). IBM is paying similar to HCL and has a better brand name. In HCL most probably I'll be working on FileNet (may be Documentum), so the content management domain looks good to me. In IBM no clue what I'll get. But I have heard they have some maintenence work in Gurgaon.
What do ranchers recommend IBM or HCL?

Thanks again

[ August 16, 2005: Message edited by: Sharma Anjali ]


In terms of Brand : IBM ->Sapient -> HCL
In terms of Money : whichever pay closer to 3.8 - 4 lac
Sharma Anjali
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Originally posted by Siddhartha:


In terms of Brand : IBM ->Sapient -> HCL
In terms of Money : whichever pay closer to 3.8 - 4 lac


There is no doubt IBM is the topmost brand. But I feel, more than the brand its the work you do. IMHO no one will hire a person just because that person happens to come from IBM. Brand has a lot of good value but only upto a certain point after that the candidates knowledge matters.
I don't know if my information is correct or not but I have heard IBM is not doing good work in its Gurgaon center. Also they may not put me in any particular domain. On the face of it Content Management Domain in HCL looks good. Although I have no clue whats happening inside the ECMP department in HCL.
Sharma Anjali
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:


HCL, Sapient, Accenture and now IBM
wow Great !!!


Thanks a lot.
In todays market anyone can get a job in a branded company. But I want to make sure that I land up in good company, doing good work so that when the market is not as good as it is now, I may still be in a position to find a decent job. So work is a major concern for me. Not thinking too much about salary.
[ August 17, 2005: Message edited by: Sharma Anjali ]
Siddhartha Sharma
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Joined: Aug 11, 2005
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Originally posted by Sharma Anjali:


Thanks a lot.
In todays market anyone can get a job in a branded company. But I want to make sure that I land up in good company, doing good work so that when the market is not as good as it is now, I may still be in a position to find a decent job. So work is a major concern for me. Not thinking too much about salary.

[ August 17, 2005: Message edited by: Sharma Anjali ]

In todays market anyone can get a job in a branded company
Not everyone unless they are good !!!
In trying to be modest , don't undermine urself

There are people from NIT's and other premier institues who have worked with companies like Infy ,TCS and yet not managed another MNC job coz they lack wat MNC's call Business Skills.

So work is a major concern for me. Not thinking too much about salary.
What work u get at any company is pur luck depending on business requirement ..the project may be great,domain may be even beeter but your work may be not be so ..So leave that thing to fate..

Salary is definitely not everything..but its one of the important things..ulimately thats y all of us take up jobs ..else i wud still play cricket and sleep

All in all, All the BEST for whatever be ur decision...
Kj Reddy
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I vote for IBM. I wont think maitainance work is that much bad. They do send people to onsite for short term.
 
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