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Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
13,225 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    IBM INDIA Pvt. Ltd

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    1. Flexibility of working Hours
    2. Trusts employee
    3. Good policies

    Cons

    1. No increment!
    2. No transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give yearly increment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    I have been with IBM for almost a decade and truly enjoy every minute I work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is a big plus here

    Cons

    Promotions -> The way promotions are determines the system should be changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the measuring scale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, breadth and depth of work, have multiple opportunities for changing roles.

    Cons

    It can be frustrating to work at times amidst all the bureaucracy.
    Performance rating process needs an overhaul

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency would be nice in the performance rating system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    IBM is a nice place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Company values- Good
    Personal growth- Good, provides many trainings
    compensation- Not good for the past 2 years

    Cons

    Everything depends on the project and the manager and the account. Hikes , very less for the past 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take feedback about the manager from the employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    !! Great Company to work with !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible,Work from Home facility, No Restrictions

    Cons

    Higher management is not good

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Proud to be an IBMer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture - Super; Company thats created IT industry globally will find its depth and breadth again .. IBM is one company that's changed always with time

    Cons

    Size - tends to create bureaucracy. IBM India: too much focus on politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on rightskilling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A university within a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Excellent resources for learning. Choose to switch jobs or grow in your existing job, and there are a tonne of learning resources available at your disposal.

    Cons

    Red tape can hurt at times. While it is essential for any company of this size, it can sometimes drag you down badly. Distribution of most HR functions to the line managers can leave you suffocated at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR function. Ask/Encourage HR to interact with employees directly, than just being advisers to managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very good company to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Ample opportunities and very good environement.

    Cons

    salary hikes are very low.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    The environment is very good and job is challenging. Can learn a lot, work life balance is pretty good. never work over time

    Cons

    Do not allow to use any version of open source code, cont even look at them.

  11.  

    good

    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, lots of resources and training, work from home, flexible work locations, company values are fresh but not too edgy, good people to work with, lots of involvement

    Cons

    Slow internet, low benefits, decision making is glacially slow, offices are old. too many offices in bangalore, lots of commuting, don't like Bangalore office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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