IBM Employee Reviews about "salary hike"
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- "1. Big Organisation 2. In/Out time constraint is not here 3. Work life balance is good" (in 8201 reviews)
- "Flexible timings and work from home options but again that depends on the kind of project we are working." (in 4209 reviews)
- "The people are great and the Extreme Blue program was excellent for learning principles of product design." (in 4192 reviews)
- "Good benefits; IBM prides itself on being a leader in Healthcare Benefits and incentives for healthy living." (in 2879 reviews)
- "1. Extremely good work culture 2. Packages are good 3. Direct contact to senior level employees" (in 2561 reviews)
- "Low salary and the increment was less than 2% even top performer unless you got band promotion" (in 4602 reviews)
- "Poor Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." (in 2598 reviews)
- "• Hard to get a promotion unless you have a good manager that is respected and fights for you" (in 1901 reviews)
- "life balance' (in 101 reviews) 'Low pay and more work' (in 106 reviews)" (in 1537 reviews)
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- 1.02 Jul 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Good knowledge base and initial salary packages
But no one wants to share that knowledge and salary hikes are not less than the price of 1KG almonds
- 5.02 Aug 2016West BengalCurrent EmployeeCalcutta
The selection process was simple. All the seniors are very helpful.
No such cons. Though the salary hike is bit slow but it is great to get associated with a brand name.
- 3.01 Mar 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBengaluru
Talents are respected and rewarded in IBM. Honestly speaking I get way higher salary than my friends who joined in other service based companies in a span of 3 years. Very professional treatment from leads, manager etc. But I've heard politics are there in other projects but I've never experienced.
Most of the projects are support project in GBS. So freshers should think twice if they have different offers. Only lucky one's will good techs since technology assignment random. At least it's what told. Salary of Fresher's has been revised in recent years. But the salary of experienced person is not revised(Not talking about the yearly and promotion hikes). It's very difficult to move to a different technology in a different project. It's very difficult for People with poor rating and reputation in the account to get hike and promotion. Especially the yearly hike is not in those cases. In IT it's terrible because till the next hike you'll be getting the same salary for years.
- 5.012 Aug 2016Technical Services SpecialistCurrent EmployeeHyderābād
awesome flexibility laptop for each and every employee from day 1 salary is always up to market standards lot of growth opportunities lot of movement opportunities for freshers and exp Work from home available
Politics is like a termite in all the companies, expect it here too know your people and make your contacts if u want to grow fast salary hikes is rare and is given to the manager's favourites most of the times1
- 1.08 Oct 2009Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
1. A lot of information about most industries is available, provided your project is ready to give you time. 2. Excellent training material available on just about anything, provided your project is ready to pay for it. 3. Some good free training material also available on many subjects. 4. Some old IBMers are real gems in professionalism. 5. Somehow, the brand name still exists. 6. If you are in the higher management, you will most likely be taken care of. 7. Chances to do well if communcation skills are above par. 8. Did not sack too many during the economic downslide. 9. Did not cut salaries during the economic downslide. 10. For women, for now, this is a good organization because they don't usually mess with women and certain facilities like cabs on late stay, prefernce on working from home, etc are available exclusively for women.
1. Technical skills are being sidelined. 2. Training is difficult to get aprroved because your project has to pay for it and that affects the profits for the project and the manager's commission. 3. The intranet is a wild world and simple searches usually do not work. You may search for a cab in Mumbai and they'll point you to one in Shanghai. 4. Good professionals are being lost because of unfairness in performance evaluation and extremely low salaries. 5. The management has a 'we are IBM' kind of attitude which does not help provide real value to clients, nor employees. 6. Lack of skilled professionals is resulting in extreme pressures for the mediocre lot that remain. 7. Sales professionals are dishonest. They bid for projects quoting impossible hours to complete them. This results in the coders working overtime every day and weekends without even clocking it. This obviously affects work-life balance. 8. Although they tout the fact that 22 leaves are in the offing every year which is more than most companies, IBM stopped carrying forward of leaves a few years ago. Besides, even designated holidays will affect the count of your utilization percentage. So, in effect, if you take more than 3-4 days of leave in a year, your manager will be on your head to clock overtime. 9. This being a manager run organisation, your manager is your god and you cannot say no to anything he says. This culture obviously promotes sycophancy and many undeserving 'professionals' have risen in ranks due to these tactics. That, in turn, has further deteriorated the quality of deliverables to the clients. 10. Office politics is very common. 11. There is a catch 22 situation. If you're too quiet, they'll give you all the work, including theirs. If you are too loud, they can openly threaten you. One must be very careful of the current managers running IBM. They are not good professionals. They can and do resort to lowly tricks to get their selfish ends met. 12. Infrastructure is poor in some offices and good in others. Problems range from parking (this is very important) to simple things like not enough space for lunch (this is also important) as well as trivial issues like banging doors and coffee machines not working. 13. The once good behaviour of IBM managers is not there any more. The manager may openly threaten his reportees of dire consequences in the annual appraisal if his demands are not met. 14. They've started 360 degree feedback for the managers but that's only on paper. I have not seen the managers changing their behaviour and it certainly does not affect their rating. 15. Salary hikes are very low and usually less than the inflation figures of the Indian government. 16. The HR is just invisible. You will be very lucky to get to know whom to approach in HR in case you urgently need help. They've started an ID to ask the HR but when they changed the ID recently, no one knew. 17. If one is lacking in any skill, instead of training the person to fill the gap, it is more likely that the person will be threatened so that he pays for a course himself. 18. Very poor opportunities for higher studies because the tie-ups are too expensive and IBM reimburses only 15%, that too subject to a max amount. Also remember that if you are doing part time courses or once a week courses also, your utilization will get affected. 19. Even if for business necessity, you may not be reimbursed an expense simply because your manager does not wat to pay it from the project. 20. Support functions like IT are very poor in delivery. Basically, the problems are the same - the good ones have left. The others are learning using your support tickets as experimental guineas. If you need a quick answer, you are more than likely to never get it. 21. Support functions like payables (reimbursements) are the worst I have ever heard of. They take a month on an average to reimburse any expense and carry quite an air at that. 22. Never escalate anything against any manager because the complaint would most likely be investigated by a friend of his. This will only get you into trouble. So, all 'speaking up' options are better not taken. 23. Very, very bureaucratic organization this is. It will take years to make a change. It is this same thing that will prevent IBM from coming back uphill. They will realize it too late. So, if you're a person who is impatient or who really wants to make a change to the things, this organization may not be for you. 24. They survived this slowdown only because of their name and size, not skills. 25. If they do not increase the salaries as soon as the economic situation improves, they will see a huge 'brain drain'.5
- 3.021 Mar 2011Senior Applications ConsultantCurrent EmployeeHyderābād
good to work and get good salary while joining
salary hike and recognation will not be good for the people who stays for long term
- 5.022 Feb 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Good work environment Flexible hours Good for career growth It has good learning site and certification option
Salary hike and bonus is not regular depending on the account and the industry we are working with
- 1.06 Sept 2020Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBengaluru
I thought their is flexible timing and work culture is good here. But It depends on project. Most of the project have no work culture. Management never understand the pain of developers working with them. They treat them as slave. No Hike. They will give excuse like your salary is too high and we cant afford to give you hike. No bonus. No place to learn or implement new ideas. IBM is just 100 years old dead company.
Their is not pros. Same cons mention in pros.
- 3.025 Oct 2023Senior Systems EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearGurgaon, Haryana
You can have a good Work life balance
Salary hike is very low As a developer you can be asked to provide support and testing
- 3.027 May 2019QA Test EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBengaluru
Learning portal of IBM is very useful . You will have the previlege of accessing many technology learnings . Work from Home option is the biggest perk you can get from this company . If someone is interested in Club activities its one of best place to be .
The salary structure is mediocre and incentives and hikes are very less according to experience . Some experience project shutdown and some experience more work in a project which is not in a balanced manner .