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IBM Reviews

Updated 23 January 2018
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  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 451 reviews)

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  1. "SAP Consultant"

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

    Pros

    an excellent place for career development

    Cons

    the same as in the rest consulting


  2. "director and seniour consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    small business family friendly active and open to opportunity. looking to expand and have opportunities for other employees with specialist Information Technology skills

    Cons

    a recent start up without proven track record. Privately owned and not listed on the Stock Market. IPO to come at a later date

    Advice to Management

    keep the culture of friendliness and social responsibility which is part of your culture. My daughter is applying for a placement at Panter computing


  3. "Bid Manager"

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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

    very nice team, trust in each other, home office, flexibility, good salary

    Cons

    few options to improve, too administrative,

    Advice to Management

    instead of new Agile methodologies pleae check the daily operations, there are teams where number of people are decreasing and they don't hire anyone


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  5. "IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC)"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hursley, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hursley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good training
    - Good line management
    - People are quite friendly

    Cons

    - Colleagues are mostly grads


  6. "Technical Sales Internship"

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

    Pros

    Good salary for an internship and benefits. Chance to work from home

    Cons

    Long working days and open space


  7. "GBS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Values, Friendliness and Support

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Size, Benefit Structure


  8. "Great opportunities, very varied depending on team"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hursley, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hursley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really great colleagues
    Interesting work
    Unique technical challenges and history
    Hursley is a beautiful site, and there's a lot of modernisation happening

    Cons

    Too much dead-weight, especially at lower management levels.
    Different areas compete with each other
    More people reporting to you == more power, which is seen as always good
    Low salaries compared to other tech companies, push for a higher starting offer

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off people randomly, and actually find out which people are contributing.


  9. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Indeed a Very Good Pay

    Cons

    But in comparisonis Very Demanding


  10. "Business support operations position"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    There are opportunities to grow inside the company, working inside a team is nice, the managers have a friendly approach and they empower the workers.

    Cons

    You need to spend a lot of time (years) inside the company in order to get to higher positions, the salary is in comparison to other countries, low. The work is repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Increase the motivation of the workers by increasing flexibility.


  11. "IBM CIC Leicester - build your career"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good place to build your career - lots of opportunities to work in different industries and with different technologies
    - Friendly staff - like one big family
    - Good recruitment process - takes around 6 weeks but team is really nice and you're kept up to date all the way through
    - Travel - get to work face to face with clients, great exposure

    Cons

    - Salary and benefits not reflective of role


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