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IBM Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
12,652 Reviews
3.1
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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 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Makes You Lazy

    • 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

    You can learn to be independent ,
    You have flexible working hours
    Can take ownership
    People are good

    Cons

    Salary Hike is worst.
    No Growth,in sense of learning
    noone to help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Everyday practicals

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

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

    Pros

    The freedom of expression and speaking to the management is good.

    Cons

    IBM is not Employee environment friendly . Dirty pantries with rats running around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not see many new ideas coming up. A clear communication on yearly reviews and help employees to improve and grow instead of just analyzing and providing a score card.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good work experience

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

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

    Pros

    My manager is very nice..work-life balance in my current role and telecommuting option is great.

    Cons

    Repetitive work, too process oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are few and long-awaited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager driven but vast, opportunities galore

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM is huge, the opportunity pool is massive, but takes time, patience and perseverance to crack into.

    Cons

    Experiences are extremely dependent on your people leader. It can go well or run aground depending on him/her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure there is adequate representation of employees in forums. During my tenure it was infrequent and limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    IBM - Best Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Chennai
    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Chennai

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Excellent career growth, Work from home option, less work pressure

    Cons

    Salary hike other than that nothing is there to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please avoid politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company on decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Bangalore
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Bangalore

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility.

    Cons

    too many. . . Company chose to reward share holders more than employees, and fails in both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase employee moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company for freshers

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

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

    Pros

    It has good flexibility in time. If you are somebdy looking to do sumthing then its nt a place for u

    Cons

    There is no opprtunity for hardworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give all authority to ppl managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company policy is good but old age management killing this company

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

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work from home policy
    Lots of freedom to explore new thing

    Cons

    No salary hike.
    Management is not got.

  10.  

    Average company to work with.

    • 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 life balance is good overall. But in some projects it will be hectic due to bad practices and processes.

    Cons

    Bad appraisals. No career promotion and hikes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Advisory Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Hyderābād

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Work flexibility and good culture

    Cons

    Low pay , too much of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls look at efficient talent mapping

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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