IBM Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
12,025 Reviews

3.1
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its a great experience with complete learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement Leader  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement Leader in Chennai

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good System, flexibility, easy networking, learning ambience and freedom to work

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, lack of support for career growth, adhoc decisions towards employee retention, poor HR system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though its a 100+ year old company to work with, there is a major error in leadership management and poor communication towards employee relationship.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work and environment is good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to work in different areas and learn different technologies.

    Cons

    You need to be smart. Your work will be recognized and rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving sufficient salary increase for top contributors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, good quality work

    Cons

    Very slow salary growth. So u need to neg better when joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give market hike to talent pool to retain them longer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good company with work life balance

    Cons

    No Pay rise from last 2 yrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work with learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network

    Cons

    Finding the project when you on bench is trouble some. need to have good network to find good projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since it is very big organization individual capability will not be known unless our immediate management is supportive, I understand where ever you are your immediate manger play a key role in our carriers. Only once I got a very good manger. Most of the mangers with whom I have worked are focused on this delivery goals and KPI's rather than help and supporting the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It was ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Good! Salary expected is not given

    Cons

    Good Shift benefits and Working from home option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Gradually going down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Architect  in  Calcutta
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance
    Laptops for all employees and work from home facilities
    Onsite opportunities and onsite benefits
    Less micro-management compared to Indian IT counterparts

    Cons

    Poor Indian salary with zero hike in the last 3 years and zero to non-existant bonus payout in the last 2 years.
    Not many new projects are coming in and IBM is losing many of the existing big accounts
    Resource deployment is a joke as senior people are in bench for months and nobody cares
    Poor HR policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very flexible work timings

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No restrictions, Good onsite opportunities, Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Cannot get to work on new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assembly line profiles

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    - Big brand looks good on resume
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Over structured and process oriented
    - Good for higher emp grades compared to lower ones who get zero learning from such structured roles
    - Over focus on policies
    - Extremely low yearly hikes compared to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stimulate more collaboration, everone works so much in silos that there is no sense of one (blue) blood

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    cool lifeoffice clulture nice, benefit is not attrqctie

    Cons

    personal growth, work life balance, compesation should be incresee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should consider ability

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