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Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.5 10,000 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(3,334 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week(in 1225 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up(in 1184 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work(in 369 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management(in 202 reviews)

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    topclass flexible employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexibility , distributed env , manager less , great existance in market , leading by example

    Consbad pay scale, lost in the crowd , stagnation , to big to get noticed

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to consider retaining existing talent possessing domain knowledge , rather than focusing new recruitment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work with if you can live without increments.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsWork-life balance: Excellent
    Time-off policies: Excellent
    Very liberal and employee friendly culture, best in industry.
    Transport Facilities: Excellent
    Excellent company for woman employees.

    ConsPromotion: Very tedious procedure- need to write a 60 page theoretical document
    Salary: No increments at all
    Variable payout: Very poor (10-20% of the VA)

    Advice to Senior ManagementCost cutting should not be on employee salaries, this becomes demotivating factor for otherwise excellent company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best to have work life balance

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    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

    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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    Very good organization to work with.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) New Delhi

    Prosthere are a number of learning opportunities

    ConsNot much scope of growth for freshers

    Advice to Senior Managementshould promote young talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Experience at IBM Labs STG

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    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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    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosgood work culture, good work and personal life balance

    Consno effort to retain talented resources, compensation is not as per market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been great experience with IBM

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    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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    Software Developer (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsGreat future plans, ethics ....

    ConsManagement is not good, Most of them are people managers rather than technical managaers

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should have good understanding for the technologies. More managers for projects than required.

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

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    Not that great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in the office timings.

    ConsNo growth
    Cutting all facilities
    No more women employee company
    Salary structure really bad

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood facilities should be provided to employee to make them happy and work for the company.

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

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