IBM Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
11,955 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 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.  

    work and life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work and Life balance in IBM

    Cons

    salary is the major problem. 10 year guy getting 10 lac package . and 5 year exp people withnew hiring gets 15 lac.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about resources first

    Recommends
  2.  

    Been quite sad actually - Do not see much personal progres with being a consistent top contributor for 3 years in a row.

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

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

    Pros

    Just cannot think of any, coz everything just sucks

    Cons

    You just forget your work-life balance, no one to really listen to the employee, see a lot of meetings with absolutely no solution to any issue, meetings are always an explanation & never a thought on what the employee is trying to make you understand, lots more if we start counting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes atleast now & see if you have the capability to be fair to the people who really put their effort & not regionalize the accounts. You know the actual productivity does not really come from the 80% of the disciples you keep in the managerial roles, it only comes from the 20% who really give what it takes to be competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    techincal growth and Process knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing to tell from my angle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The gaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    This is only for Software Labs.

    It is a nice place to work. The people are good, since it was my first job a hell lot of learning.
    The work life balance is good. The management and everyone understand that you have a life outside the office, but the work always gets done no matter. They pay well considering all the flexibility and work that we do.

    There is also good recognition of the work if you really stand out of the crowd. If you are just another person working as a software guy for the heck of it, don't bother it will be the same for you everywhere.

    There is a good amount of energy in people to innovate, write new patents / ideas which are rarely found in that much quantity in other companies.

    Cons

    It all depends on who your manager is and how much of an effort you put in for good results. I do not have any cons in particular. I have got everything I needed while I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the projects somehow have origins in places other than India. Please do some fresh work completely driven and developed in india.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a nice experience in terms of learning.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Experience, Learning, Education, Training and culture.

    Cons

    10 hour long shift, poor transport, low interaction with management.

  7.  

    Work life Balance

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is excellent
    Fun at work is the slogan of company

    Cons

    salary and perks are not as per market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to shuffle the management every 2 years, In fact who all are current managers are outdated to coup with Generation Y ..

  8.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing actually. There are hardly any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work....Kepp it up!

  9.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Have learned lot of things. Good for experienced employees.

    Cons

    Not much hikes and band hikes as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    VERY GOOD COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyderābād

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. employee satisfaction 2. work satisfaction
    3. salary is also good more ever work environment is pretty good

    Cons

    work pressure is very high and salary has to increase a little bit and other facilties has to be improved

  11.  

    Worst Package Ever. If u r honest...

    • 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

    Flexibility, Team , Work from Home ,

    Cons

    Not providing proper appreciation..don't know our true values...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide at least good package to run life...

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