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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 10,000 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

(2,896 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits; flexible work hours; work from home (depending on the project);"
    in 1127 reviews
  • "There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up"
    in 1087 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance"
    in 337 reviews
  • "Senior management that does not want to hear the truth about their pet ideas"
    in 193 reviews
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My experience has been goo

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IBM

ProsIBM is a big organization..professional, process oriented and very flexible work culture

Conspromotions are slow especially if you are in GD, Salaries are much lower than Industry standard

Advice to Senior Managementalign the pay structure at least with the industry. pay attention to career goals and aspirations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Employees extremely profession and technically competent.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros“Excellent resources to conduct product development, manufacturing and research facilities and tools to conduct first class research and development. Company provides many sources to learn…”

Cons“In recent years, opportunities to travel to conferences have diminished…”

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your minions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Feeling the company, process and structure works to prevent you from doing the job

User Experience Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGood clients, good projects, opportunity to travel, opportunity to work with some incredibly talented people, possibly still a good name to have on CV

ConsNo creative leadership, no coherent team structure, feels like you work as a freelancer, lack of the right tools, lack of the right digital support, death by incredibly confusing admin

Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure any advice would be heard let alone actioned

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to build your career in IT

IT Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Pros- Great work life balance.
- Opportunity for learning new technologies.
- Good brand name as well.

Cons- Many untalented people specially managers are around. They never grow up technically but politically and causes huge bottleneck to entire environment. Also these people help removing the talented people out of the company by their strong lobby. -Ve thinkers.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone of my business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsLoved it ! Everyone was very nice and I came to work happily

ConsWhen I had to go home :(

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting, Interesting

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGlobal Transformation Projects, Interesting People, People focused management.

ConsPolitics, Sometimes wrong people get promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour doing a good job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big company with all the opportunities you could imagine, even some that you couldn't

Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsVery good sharp people around you to share intelligent conversations with. Good set-in-stone processes so it is quite easy to learn the ropes, especially as there are teamrooms to capture most processes. Of course you feel like you are working for a prestigious company and know that it will look great on your CV. Hot desking keeps your weeks versatile.

ConsSurely should be offering free food, no? Lotus Notes is a dinosaur, the whole word is moving to Outlook. Very talented people given simple jobs, which are bound to bore them.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the blatant favoritism. this is work not school.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IBM is changing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at IBM as a contractor for less than a year

ProsHardly any pros. The marketplace is changing, but IBM holds different values high.

ConsToo much pressure, too few training an career opportunities, hardly any benefits, employees burning out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company to be proud to work for!

Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat team, awesome people and Watson

ConsSalary and continual pressure to do more / better / always be on the limit

Advice to Senior ManagementStart with Why (Simon Sinek)! Forget Utilisation targets and learn to value people and their contributions. Innovate, research, push boundaries like Smarter Planet. Utilisation / Targets were at their lowest in the 60s and IBM's sales team were the best in the world! Give people freedom and space to innovate and exceed expectations. Don't force people to exceed Utilisation targets to get ahead.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for overall

Managing Consultant (Former Employee)
Manchester, England

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

ProsThe people at IBM are some of the best you can work with in the consulting industry - knowledgeable and personable.

ConsAs with most consulting companies, IBM struggles with people outside of london locations, making it more difficult to be visible when connecting to others in your community.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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