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Updated 18 April 2015
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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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  1. Industry Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide Exposure
    Direct interaction with clients

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance
    Top Management Quality is diluted

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be improved

  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good working environment in IBM that will enjoy

    Cons

    Only negative point is low hike or minimal hike

  3. SSE

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    Current Employee - SSE in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - SSE in Hyderābād

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and joining bonus as a lateral; great work life balance

    Cons

    hike is only 10-12% a year

    Advice to Management

    improve money management

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  5. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delhi
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delhi

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Loads of opportunities to work internationally

    Cons

    - Losing the sheen lately
    - The Strategy and Transformation service line has been restructured several times over past 3-4 years - it is very hard now to make out what this service line's objective is.

    Advice to Management

    - Instead of coining innovative names for the service lines focus on the basic business principles. Shining names wouldn't serve any purpose if the underlying service is faltering.

  6. 3 years experience

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very Flexible, Work Culture is really good

    Cons

    Salary hike is very poor

  7. wonderful

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Work on facility of cafeterias

  8. 4 years of experience in Social, Digital and Product Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I think its the culture - the culture of trust IBM has it with its employees. People are free to work from anywhere, anytime ... employees are valued on the basis of their performance, innovative thinking and their kind behavior to help clients move forward in their path to proficiency.

    Cons

    Its a huge company, to bring about a change in processes is a great deal sometimes.

  9. Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Progressive, cares about employees, doesn't have that big corporate feel.
    They encourage you to get promoted and move around in different roles.
    They encourage you to use all of your vacation and send you frequent reminders.
    Supportive Management across the board with a few exception as usual

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.
    Getting promoted doesn't offer fair pay increase
    Local influence makes growth tough for people with better experience from outside

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with promotions and pay increases.

  10. Associate Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    We can learn very much if we are willing to learn

    Cons

    Though it is a good job to work and has lots of things to learn, the pay is not as per the work load (Personal Opinion)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much, They are really good

  11. Nice place to work, if you get what you were looking for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Very casual work environment, high level managers are also very approachable
    - Flexible work timings

    Cons

    - Sometimes may be put in projects requiring to work in night shift
    - Pay package is not very attractive
    - I was put into Mainframes, even though my core competency was VLSI, because there were no other opportunities. thats why I quit the company

    Advice to Management

    When assigning to different projects the employee's skillset should be taken into consideration. Even though I was a fresher out of college, I joined IBM because of the opportunity to work in VLSI domain. But was shunted off to Mainframes a few months later.

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