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Updated 17 December 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1076 reviews)

  • "Hard to get promoted with low salary" (in 511 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Hyderabad
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global culture
    Rich values around Giving Back to Community
    Best work-life balance
    Best place for diversity

    Cons

    Top-down culture
    Local governance
    Location wise opportunities are little less

    Advice to Management

    Recommend transparency in appraisal system


  2. "Associate System Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to learn.
    Best work Environment
    Work from home facility
    Learning tools @IBM
    Free trainings

    Cons

    Salary is less as compared to other companies.
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  3. "Stress free"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed , vry good work life balance

    Cons

    Growth depends not only on your talant mainly on your contacts

    Advice to Management

    Promotion should have given at rite time otherwise engg lose interest


  4. "workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    great place to work at.

    Cons

    there exists pressure which hinders productivity


  5. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of free time
    Experience depends on team with which you work, especially the manager

    Cons

    very slow career and salary growth


  6. "Working at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work in India

    Cons

    Less or no hike, Saturday Working sometimes

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    There are No Negatives so far

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for Women"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Equal opportunities to work for women
    2. Work Life balance
    3. Lot of learning opportunities and innovation
    4. Safe place to work

    Cons

    1. some projects can be challenging
    2. Promotions is very slow
    3. Annual hikes are not great in salaries and bonuses compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership roles and growth opportunities to women


  9. "Best work culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Kolkata
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in Kolkata

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hour
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Less hike and delaying of promotion.


  10. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I an working as Advisory Consultant in IBM from last 2 years. This profile is good and provides more opportunities to learn and for growth.

    Cons

    Cafeteria is not good. They need to serve food in better quality.