IBM Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
11,907 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1308 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1281 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 414 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 208 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Firm to Work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader for Cost Advisory Services in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Leader for Cost Advisory Services in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Learning, Exposure, Money & Great culture

    Cons

    Too big to know about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation review should be regular

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance working here.

    Cons

    Perks and incentives are too low.

  3.  

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Work From Home, Job satisfaction, Amenities available. Very good company for women employees, Laptops available to work from home

    Cons

    Career growth is slow. Stagnant salasry, hikes not given to the employees. Bonus is also less. If looking for good package hikes, not the best place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can improve on salaries and hikes. Will result in less attirition. Policies are very good along with the work culture but package offered are not great.

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    Cool

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Flexibility is good at IBM

    Cons

    Hikes not given very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yearly hikes please

  6.  

    Good place to work and grow professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Loads of information access to good articles, environments where you can grow your knowledge.
    * Challenging people and staff to work with.
    * You will be pushed to do well, which sometimes help to keep up to industry standards.
    * Strong brand name for any resume.
    * Push for patentable work.
    * Work from home option for all in Software Labs.

    Cons

    * Very huge company, sometimes you might feel lost.
    * Benefits - need to negotiate a lot first time you get in. Once in, growth of pay is slows down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When appraising, the rating should be based on individual work and not team work, which means one person gets a good rating, then the other, even though performed well, does not get a good rating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Chennai

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can change the Job you do without changing the company. You will have opportunities to work in all Domain.

    Cons

    Manager oriented, very Less pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Firmware Engineer

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, enough time for projects, flexibility at work, real work life balance, growth based on performance

    Cons

    Mostly colleagues are not motivated enough, Manager plays a big part in yoru career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should make career decisions more transparent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good and nice company to work .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM as a contractor

    Pros

    Good and nice company to work with.Good working environment.Best suited for Women employees..Have work from home option. :

    Cons

    Less opportunities for Contractors.Do not have access to Career smart portal.(This is only for permanent employees).There will not be any project related training if its new requirement.No option to do IBM Related certifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can provide access to career smart portals for contractors and also it would be good if you can encourage contractors as well to do certifications by providing some mentors.. :)

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good place to work keeping weork-life balance proper-with less money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    employee friendly, work from home facility is there, no hard and fast timing restrictions

    Cons

    money..salary doesn't increase irrespective of your performance

  11.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    techincal growth and Process knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing to tell from my angle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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