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IBM Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.2 10,000 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(3,353 ratings)

57% 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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    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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    Nothing great about IBM

    Applications Architect (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- Lots of experienced people to work with. Can learn lot of things.
    - Work from home available (Not in every project)
    - Offers good salary package but its a strategy to catch employee.
    - Has good brand name.Which can earn you some respect.

    Cons- Almost No Hikes.
    - No framework to identify talented employees.Open ur mouth and do ur advertising.Here its called branding and networking.
    - No review meeting happening ,not even for namesake.
    - Goal setting and performance review is just a nonsense.For most of the employees it never happens.
    - You can be transferred to any part of India if projects are not available in your base location.Be ready.
    - If you are in domestic, forget onsite.Confirm it before you join.

    Advice to Senior Management- Read Cons
    - Company need talented employees to make profit.Else it sinks.No matter how big it may be !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Experience at IBM Labs STG

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsNo pros, apart from work life balance nothing grt

    ConsBad Management , No direction , Not sure where they are going

    Advice to Senior Managementquit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ibm

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosgood work culture, good work and personal life balance

    Consno effort to retain talented resources, compensation is not as per market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been great experience with IBM

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsFlexibility in terms of working hours and locations

    ConsNo much empowerment and difficult promotion ladder

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Management work on quicker cycle of promotion then it would give high satisfaction to the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not that great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in the office timings.

    ConsNo growth
    Cutting all facilities
    No more women employee company
    Salary structure really bad

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood facilities should be provided to employee to make them happy and work for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IBM software labs

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsGreat future plans, ethics ....

    ConsManagement is not good, Most of them are people managers rather than technical managaers

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should have good understanding for the technologies. More managers for projects than required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Noida

    ProsFlexible, scope to learn is huge

    Consvery less salary increments, Difficult to come out of projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Present job situation in IBM

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsIBM has got huge knowledge assets and great resources in information technology field.

    ConsNot many employee friendly policies and salary is way below the industry average, there is no recognition of the good work. Too many old timers in the leadership and there is hardly any changes at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pace with the changing times or no one will bother about you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Experience of Hyderabad IBM

    Technical Service Manager (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsVast Technology to work on.

    ConsHyderabad IBM is the worst place. It's like a corporate society where only relatives of the local Managers are taken.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take genuine talent and not relatives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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