Compare IBM vs Bazaarvoice BETA

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Bazaarvoice

Employee Ratings

  • IBM scored higher in 1 area: % Recommend to a friend.
  • Bazaarvoice scored higher in 7 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 54914 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 471 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Bazaarvoice employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Bazaarvoice employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
77%
77%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Bazaarvoice Ceo Keith Nealon
94%
94%Keith Nealon
Bazaarvoice employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Bazaarvoice employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 3,345 more total submitted salaries than Bazaarvoice.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant153 Salaries
£52,556/yr
Software Engineer129 Salaries
£38,613/yr
Project Manager73 Salaries
£48,992/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Client Partner1 Salaries
£57,857/yr
Senior Software Engineer6 Salaries
£51,438/yr
Implementation Project Manager3 Salaries
£64,598/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Work from home" was the most mentioned Pro at Bazaarvoice.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Austin" was the most mentioned Con at Bazaarvoice.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2502 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2438 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 40 reviews)
"Great culture"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 724 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 654 reviews)
Cons
"Austin"(in 27 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Sales Specialist

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

Pros

Top class people and training

Cons

product launches are somewhat ahead of what is ready to implement Marketing within SW sucks

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time for less than a year

Pros

Local leadership have been very supportive during Covid, felt no pressure to return to the office, was provided with equipment to help work from home and had regular check ins to see how you were.... People have really made the effort to keep up social contact via things like weekly random coffees despite everyone working from home which made working form home less isolating. Working on some interesting greenfield development with the freedom for the team to design as they think best suits the situation, with no need to run your design past a technical review board or the like. The encouragement to learn and share you knowledge with others through communities of practice has really helped break barriers down between teams. Local product ownership. Scale of the data is enormous and presents interesting challenges. Interesting and relevant domain, online shopping is only going to continue to grow and Bazaarvoice is very much an enabler of that. Its quite funny seeing the recent 1 star reviews harking back to "superior" culture in the past of "Rockstars" where it sometimes felt like I was back at school with a "Rockstars" clique who expected that the non-rockstars should hang on their every word (like refusing to go to a social event as the "wrong" people from the office were there) and recognising the writers are the people who couldn't cope with the feedback that the rest of the office didn't want the Rockstar culture and that they needed to be inclusive and work as a team. There was a lack of self-awareness from some of these people that they were the problem which reflects in the reviews. The constant harping on about the supposedly superior technical standards of the past seems to be more about massaging their bruised egos and doesn't seem to bear any semblance to the reality of their actual contributions. From a current employee the reviews really come across as these people having a tantrum because they couldn't handle criticism and taking their ball and going home with it. The spouting of some outright lies because you don't like the change (like the Belfast office closing when we currently have highest headcount at any point of its existence and are still hiring) and trying to suggest cronyism by management for all new hires (continuing the theme of new=bad, old=good) all seems very childish and completely unprofessional (I mean it’s a job not your life). That being said the above doesn't apply to all of the recent leavers, there were some people who were a real loss (technically and culturally) but they aren't the ones leaving the 1 star reviews.

Cons

Some of the Austin leadership seem to be more focused on empire building and nice org charts than actual leading and don't seem to know (or care) whats teams in their area are up to. There seems at... time to be more interest in being the smartest person in the room and centralising decision making than in empowering others to succeed. Some of the new Indian based teams don't seem to understand the concept of teamwork and think their failure to consult and plan for work need by your team for new release constitutes an emergency on your part over actual client issues.

Advice to Management

Ignore the one star reviews and continue on the current path. Try to influence executive leadership to be more open to feedback and less North America centric.

Job Postings

IBM has 15,271 more recently posted open jobs than Bazaarvoice.