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Updated 19 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Wonderful to work for"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    By far one of the most innovative employers I have ever had

    Cons

    Less agile than Google and still catching up with some startup tech companies when it comes to change management


  2. "IT Security Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in Security! Many options to learn many many things!

    Cons

    There is no such flexibility on paying the required certifications that have been discussed with your 1st line Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees!

  3. "Service Integration Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Child Benefit
    Private Health Cover
    Sport Activities
    Language Training
    Flexible Working Hours

    Cons

    Growth
    Bonus
    Long Term Visibility
    Structure
    Nothing else
    Mail Tool


  4. "They look after employees but can have too much corporate process."

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    Former Employee - UI-UX Designer in Hursley, England
    Former Employee - UI-UX Designer in Hursley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks great on the CV, good exposure to some cool projects, security and stability of a large corporate. They look after employees.

    Cons

    Salaries not always industry standards, too much corporate tape blocking things getting done quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the old projects and legacy and really focus on the future.


  5. "Best place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Best values , you are heard and seen

    Cons

    Overtime is constant and not paid


  6. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great pension scheme, above average salaries, good benefits, expenses system very efficient (Concur)

    Cons

    No cons, as long as you embrace the IBM culture in its entirety and tow the company line then happy days !


  7. "(Bluewolf) Has gone downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay package with some great benefits and discounts
    - A lot of great people to work alongside
    - Decent effort by the company to entertain employees despite budgets

    Cons

    - Machiavellian politics has been on the rise for a long while and is really affecting morale
    - At least 80% of employees from 2 years ago have left and the culture changed with it
    - IBM admin is horrible, and being a cog in the wheel not just as a person, but as a company is equally as horrible
    - No signs of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Whatever you have been doing this past year has done nothing to help or change the situation. I don't know the solution, but it does not lie in this path that you are taking.

  8. "Decent enough"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry to work in, wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    Poor structure, no clear promotion scheme (based on seniority), not enough projects

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring if you can't staff your current employees


  9. "Lots of benefits, expect the world from you."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, flexible working, healthcare, pension etc

    Cons

    Timesheets, compulsory irrelevant training, no info about the UK business, very hard to get promoted and if you do barely 1% salary rise.


  10. "Great place to do a graduate scheme"

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Graduate support
    Project variety
    Access to learning + career dev
    Travel

    Cons

    Travel
    Can get lost/lack purpose on big projects