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IBM Reviews

Updated 20 September 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 896 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 432 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was given plenty of opportunities throughout my career with IBM

    Cons

    Focus on every quarter sometimes takes eye off the bigger picture and vision that is required that customers need to come first

    Advice to Management

    Support staff, ensure good advancement opportunities are available. Recognise the longer term view.


  2. "General perspective on 20+ years in IBM"

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    Former Employee - Various in London, England
    Former Employee - Various in London, England

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brand, Training, Development opportunities, International opportunities

    Cons

    Complexity of organisation - not optimised for success.


  3. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance career in a huge variety of roles

    Cons

    Can be slow to adapt like any large organisation but this is improving


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  5. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Huge ambitions as a company. Great culture of innovation and restless re-invention.
    You get to work with remarkable people every day.

    Cons

    Huge organisation, so some people find it easy to hide.
    Nothing is given to you for free, so you have to be very persistent


  6. "Thanks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Can't think of any for this either


  7. "GTS Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working. Good team spirit.

    Cons

    Sometimes inflexible due to its size.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Java Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Money, Great Office, Great People

    Cons

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Customers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Offering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Offering Manager
    Former Employee - Offering Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and the variety

    Cons

    The glass ceiling impeeds career progress.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A fading giant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work at managing your career you can do well. Still a very large company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Very heavy management style, little of the fun of even 10 years ago. Limited room for individuality

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the overly heavyweight management processes that constrain individuality and creativeness


  11. "IBM in a nutshell"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great relationship with clients.

    Cons

    Salary difference between colleagues at the same banding and at same performance level. Lots of inter IBM politics. Strict expense policy.


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