IBM Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
12,046 Reviews

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assembly line profiles

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    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
  2.  

    work culture

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    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

  3.  

    Unethical top management

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Lead  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Business Operations Lead in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    Diversity of experience (but lacks opportunities for growth)

    Cons

    Nepotism and favouritism at the location lead level

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Work life balance

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    Former Employee - Information Developer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Information Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work from home option available to some employee

    Cons

    work from home opt not available to most of the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot make elephant fly every now and then

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    (IBM GBS) Good for people who want to have a stable work and life balance with less work load and pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Not good for freshers to start with, Appraisal is worst

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good Experience, Lot to learn, IBM is into latest Technology in market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance and Flexibility based on Project

    Cons

    Need to be Self Motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top performers should be awarded and separated from average performing crowd.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance. Not much to write home about.

    Cons

    Obsolete technologies, poor compensation, inexperienced managers, lack of clarity about vision and priorities, low productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Organized anarchy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    There still are technically very strong and dedicated employees from whom we can learn a lot. IBM also provides resources and more importantly "time" to learn while on job.

    Cons

    It's an anarchy - you cannot expect a timeline for your growth. Talented employees keep leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    IBM is a very good company to work

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    IBM is a very good company to work

    Cons

    IBM is a very good company to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Expectation that changes over time

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Executive  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Technical Support Executive in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    A lot to learn, the management and the supervisor are good and compitant. Service after resignation had been good.

    Cons

    The ethic of the client company was not stable and effected the work environment. The negotions with the HR have to done cafully. Be sure of your worth and negotiate your salary. Low level management not sure of resignation process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to change the company ethics for the sake of satisfying the clients

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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