IBM Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
11,991 Reviews
3.1
11,991 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 1321 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1289 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 416 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 209 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Firmware Engineer

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    • 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Everything based on the client project you are in, there are some account where the growth is very limited

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

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

    Pros

    Very Good Eng practices,Good learning sources,Very flxi work life.. Very good place for women , Very helpful mangers and SDMs.

    Cons

    No Salary increment , some time 2% increment if you got 1 rating,Poor cafeteria,No grantee of promotions
    No onsite ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look on Salary Increment,think of retaining employes, Needs improvement on HR polices.
    Please bring back WFH option in all account level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good org for Diversity

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

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

    Pros

    Only USP is Good Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Everything except Work Life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    System admin

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is a gr8 pro in IBM. Incase if you have a good pally with your manager and you can prove to be a individual contributer, IBM is the right place for you

    Cons

    poor poor poor pay. the compensation benifits are very very weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rater taking stupids from outside and paying a lot. Improve the pay of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    my Review

    • 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

    Work from Home, Big cilent

    Cons

    Less Salary,Manager dominates,Work quality going down

  9.  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility,work from home,work with people around the globe,develop language skills

    Cons

    Slowest growth, partiality at the peak...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on who really works and what he does and not favor the one who pays the bill for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good but with little luck

    • 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

    flexible work environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    need little bit of luck to land in good project account, lot of unnecessary process/trainings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company which promotes learning a lot

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You get to work with tons of cool people. Friendly policies for employees. I've grown 2 bands in 2 years, so they do promote you based on merit.

    Cons

    A lot of processes, less compensation than others. The issue is when you move up a band you expect at least some amount of rise in compensation and definitely not 3%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is something you should not neglect over and over again.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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