IBM Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
11,691 Reviews
3.1
11,691 Reviews
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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 1279 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1260 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 398 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 205 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    IBM India ISL

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

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

    Pros

    A very good place to work. Learning is what you should be looking for . Easy and more than willing management ready to help you work on your interests areas apart from your daily work. Spending 2-3 years in IBM ISL with your main focus on learning would be a very good career boost. Quite a lot of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Might be to deal with complexity . Less of fun filled activities. Would be nice if could allow even research employees to work onsite for a period of 2-3 months to give exposure .

    Recommends
  2.  

    great place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot , work life balance is goood

    Cons

    bad pay less facilities, no entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Home environment company with great flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist  in  Noida
    Former Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Noida

    I worked at IBM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    True result of employ devotion to work has been seen. Most managers truly helps their employs to move to further dream tracks and support their growth.

    Cons

    Never faced one. I am proud to say that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work load management is good but still considering new ideas even from fresher needs to understand, It helps a lot for avoiding rework. They are fresh minds, always thinks smarter. That's punchline of IBM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved working here

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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee trainings are best in the world. Very matured standards and processes. In 6 years here learnt more than anywhere else before. Would anytime love to work here again.

    Cons

    People management takes lot of important time away from managers from project work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care Executive  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Customer Care Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Creative Thinking. Help the employee to grow professionally

    Cons

    Not a great pay master

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best but its ok to start

    • 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

    Pros

    Good Place to work, people, environment, location.

    Cons

    low salary,bad management,no free coffee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better perks for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good products but bad leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products, good middle ware stack

    Cons

    Bad leaders, bad work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not happy with the management and policies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida

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

    Pros

    Very nice for WFH people

    Cons

    No technical exposure, No Hike, No internal movement, just favoritism works ,, If your manager is happy, everything goes well otherwise hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change your thoughts, be open heart, don't jealous with some one's progress, judge employee on their performance not how sweetly they are buttering or showing fake faces,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good company, When comes to a project and its purely a manger driven thats were you get tossed.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Professional  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Operations Professional in Chennai

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning, Hierarchy, Benefits through cross competency etc

    Cons

    Manager Driven, Relationship problems always... changes shift difficult to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM lacking employee satisfaction, Do listen to employees and their feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IBM, India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    it is a good company where you can aware of lots of training IT Processes.A lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    No hike once you joined

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