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Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.2 10,000 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(3,359 ratings)

58% 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 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

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

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    System Admin

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood to retairement.
    Good balance between work and perdonal life.

    ConsDon't expect much money.
    Nothing else negative

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Culture , Great People , Great Flexibility , Great Policies

    ConsComplexity makes it challenging at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn Right Track

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

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    Work Place IBM

    Applications Programmer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    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

    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

    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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    Great Company

    SAP Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat Company to work for long term

    ConsNothing to say, overall everything is fine

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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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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    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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    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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