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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 10,000 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(2,890 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits; flexible work hours; work from home (depending on the project);"
    in 1127 reviews
  • "There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up"
    in 1087 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance"
    in 337 reviews
  • "Senior management that does not want to hear the truth about their pet ideas"
    in 193 reviews
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Best to have work life balance

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork Life balance is best no question asked for WFH
Wide Opportunity across different domains

ConsEmployee care
Employee skills up gradation
Poor pay master

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease focus on employee care and skills up gradation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too many leaders, non-transparent management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Technology if one wishes to learn the best in class products. Good work-life balance especially for women. Some very bright & great leaders to work with.

ConsIt would have been better if the management were transparent to its employees. Dont expect to make too much money & IBM is known as a place of attraction for technology & not money. You will have to manage your career yourself. Dont expect your manager to mentor you.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont back stab your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nothing great about IBM

Applications Architect (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

Pros- Lots of experienced people to work with. Can learn lot of things.
- Work from home available (Not in every project)
- Offers good salary package but its a strategy to catch employee.
- Has good brand name.Which can earn you some respect.

Cons- Almost No Hikes.
- No framework to identify talented employees.Open ur mouth and do ur advertising.Here its called branding and networking.
- No review meeting happening ,not even for namesake.
- Goal setting and performance review is just a nonsense.For most of the employees it never happens.
- You can be transferred to any part of India if projects are not available in your base location.Be ready.
- If you are in domestic, forget onsite.Confirm it before you join.

Advice to Senior Management- Read Cons
- Company need talented employees to make profit.Else it sinks.No matter how big it may be !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad Experience at IBM Labs STG

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

ProsNo pros, apart from work life balance nothing grt

ConsBad Management , No direction , Not sure where they are going

Advice to Senior Managementquit

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been great experience with IBM

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexibility in terms of working hours and locations

ConsNo much empowerment and difficult promotion ladder

Advice to Senior ManagementIf Management work on quicker cycle of promotion then it would give high satisfaction to the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good at middle level

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

ProsUnlimited SL, WFH & Flexible working hours.

ConsShould make lover level employee to friendly.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould make lover level employee to friendly.

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Very good

Remote Desktop Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

Proscompany values and leadership and recognition

Constransport and bonus should be employee centric and not based on cost cutting or global market

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions and bonus

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Work Place IBM

Applications Programmer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA platform to learn. Its more of institute rather than a company. Learn n Earn

ConsGot to give a decent package

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible towards pay

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Excellent Exp in IBM

Consultant (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent Work Environment, facilities and career paths

ConsNone, all things are in place

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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wonderful experience

Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAs I have spend my 3.5 years in same network facing same issue on daily basis that is why looking for more challenging profile

ConsNot getting challenging issue due to this my technical skills are not growing

Advice to Senior ManagementNo issue with Management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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