IBM Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
11,562 Reviews
3.1
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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.  

    Big company, lot of opportunities IF you want to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Solution Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Package Solution Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, decent pay, opportunities to learn if you are in the right project and have a friendly manager

    Cons

    Lot of managers and less technical people who can actually work. A lot of red tape goes on even for simple processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the managers..Delivery managers, DPEs and what not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good to work But Long runners will not be Paid Enough

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible to Work, Good Learning Environment and no Much work pressure

    Cons

    Compensation Very bad for Long runners in IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good

    • 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

    WFH,Work life bance,Big Brand,
    Good Growth Opporunities
    Good Knowledge Curve

    Cons

    slow growth,
    less compensation
    transport facilities

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Working with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Less pay for work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should interact with employee more frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very flexible work environment but no hikes

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    IBM takes a lot of steps to ensure work-life balance of its employees. People have options to work from home all through the year (but not always).
    Not much work/pressure (not if u are unlucky).
    Chance to learn new technologies/methodologies.

    Cons

    No hikes at all (at least in India locations).
    No individual growth or easy promotions until u stay at least 3-4 years in the company.
    No perks/bonus. No onsite for indian employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees along with your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Good! Salary expected is not given

    Cons

    Good Shift benefits and Working from home option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Assembly line profiles

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Gradually going down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Architect  in  Calcutta
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance
    Laptops for all employees and work from home facilities
    Onsite opportunities and onsite benefits
    Less micro-management compared to Indian IT counterparts

    Cons

    Poor Indian salary with zero hike in the last 3 years and zero to non-existant bonus payout in the last 2 years.
    Not many new projects are coming in and IBM is losing many of the existing big accounts
    Resource deployment is a joke as senior people are in bench for months and nobody cares
    Poor HR policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very flexible work timings

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No restrictions, Good onsite opportunities, Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Cannot get to work on new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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