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IBM Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
12,142 Reviews
3.1
12,142 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    average

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

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

    Pros

    Less Work pressure, better life

    Cons

    Poor Management, No Innovation,Poor Learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management need to be gud

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    IBM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Flexibility, Work Culture is good

    Cons

    No growth, no hike, Bluification happens and you would lose out on your skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Its a Good place to work. But the work culture here little difficult to adapt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Gives full flexibility to the employer , they can work any time and from any place with only condition is that , the task assigned to them has to be completed.No other strings are attached on that.

    Cons

    Career growth is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have frequent recognition of the employees for the good work they have done. on brief appreciation is missing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good. More focus on innovation

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Independence and innovation centric. More focus on other activities.

    Cons

    Slow progress. Burecratic and level specific

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okcompany to work

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

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

    Pros

    Timing is good. They don't card swapping thing so you can come do quality work and go. As long as you fulfill your responsibility everything is good.
    Teams are nice. My team is good, with cultural activities.

    Cons

    No hike- No hike from 2 years.
    not much to learn. Most things are for enhancement, hence not much to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give us hike. The current salary system is very less for any one to work in. Hence salary should be as per industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Average company for any engineer who likes to develop the next best thing in Software

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company Values are good and suitable for work life balance. Open culture for all.

    Cons

    Compensation is average and much below the mid tire companies. Present leadership at this time of 2014 3Q has no specific focus and sales are going down everyday. As a result company doesn't have much software development work. Its more of sustaining the already released product. And it also didn't move towards the newer technologies, at least taking long time. Almost NO perks, Personal growth is about to be stagnant as there is not much of challenging work or development work. Promotions takes it own time like any other mammoth org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have focus and prepare to share the roadmap to the engineers. Also you can always reduce cost and improve EPS WITHOUT firing your engineers. Bring back old timer as your CEO like Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. for your turnaround again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    FP&A

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and working environment

    Cons

    Heavy internal politics, stagnation, low monetary returns, no perquisites or bonus and appraisal comes once in 18 months. Company has not declared hike in salary for 3 yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that Employees are back bone of every company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    IBM work culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cloud SME in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Cloud SME in Bangalore

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Very well defined process
    Good technical leadership
    Mentoring program
    Skill set development
    Self service portal
    Certifications
    Good community
    Helping nature
    Buddies

    Cons

    Difficult to get a change in band
    Salary hikes are bad
    Flexible or variable component is very high in CTC and hence take home is hit
    Got only 30% variable of the amount declared in my offer even though I was top performer for 2 straight years
    Politics at management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to deter an employee's confidence with dirty politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not for starters and new graduates, but a good place to settle down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Noida
    Former Employee - Consultant in Noida

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The brand ibm caries.
    Exposure (depending on projects)
    work life balance. Remote working capabilities for most of its employees.
    Explore difeerent domains.
    Good hr policies.

    Cons

    Management driven.
    Old school.
    NO Great perks or annual hike. Renumeration is all in your hands to ask for what you want right at the very begining.
    Internal politics. sustainable being diplomatic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what is going on at root level. All your decisions and policies do not affect managers..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a good company if u want to spend whole life with it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    healthy work environment, mostly depends upon different project.

    Cons

    No increment at all
    High politics in kolkata location

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