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IBM Reviews

Updated 17 November 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 925 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 441 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Management Consultant - IBM Cloud Adoption Services"

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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

    Great people, teams and atmosphere

    Cons

    Bonuses are usually a little lower than you'd like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after the team and we will look after our clients


  2. "Strategic analytics consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Pretty fun work, get a lot of client exposure

    Cons

    Client travel depending on whether you're into that or not


  3. "Cool Place to work and a Trend Setter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Market Leader/Trend Setter
    2. Great work/life balance
    3. Very Good Work Culture Environment/Atmosphere, great people
    4. Sound opportunities in the Ara of new technologies
    5. Plenty of online training's available
    6. Great Global Experience
    7. Global Travel

    Cons

    1. Salaries in specific roles are not competitive compared to market
    2. Bonuses part need to re-visit and align properly as usually low.

    Advice to Management

    Need slightly more efforts to align company initiatives with employees current roles and responsibilities to help them up skill in a proper and timely manner rather than pushing them for new things.


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  5. "Placement Industrial Trainee at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Trainee in Hursley, England
    Former Employee - Industrial Trainee in Hursley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, good people, great setting

    Cons

    upper management struggling to keep the company going


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great colleagues, a lot of different programs, opportunities and tools to grow your career.

    Cons

    Negative sentiment at this moment (waiting for success) until the company transformation is ongoing.


  7. "Great place to work"

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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

    - You have the opportunity to define any career you would like at a single company

    Cons

    - Can be very bureaucratic at times


  8. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM part-time

    Pros

    Great support network and good team ethic

    Cons

    Long days but expected at times


  9. "Great exposure to new technologies"

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

    Pros

    - Given responsibility from the beginning
    - Great support from peers
    - Using new technologies
    - Direct involvement in all aspects of software (coding, testing, delivery)
    - Very flexible if you ever need time off etc

    Cons

    - Salary could be higher
    - Top staff tend to leave


  10. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and some benefits

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  11. "Great place with a bright future"

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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

    Really brilliant company to work for. You gain exposure to many different types of technologies and you get to work with so many different types of people, from executives to sector leaders. Training opportunities available all the time. The variety of work is always changing and it has a very bright future.

    Cons

    You are most likely going to travel a lot, staying away from home for a fair part of your career at IBM. This is only good if you don't have commitments. Great experience travelling though - everything is paid for!

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the value of your employees more. Stop micro-managing.


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