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Updated 20 October 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. "IX Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for expanding your skills and working on a vast variety of projects and professionals.
    Focus on training and building up skills. Memberships with a variety of training providers.

    Cons

    Too much admin. I rather focus and stress about my field work/clients/producing solid material and not about filling forms and targets.


  2. "Great company for year in industry students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Yet to find someone who is not nice, people will drop their work to come and help you, interns get a lot of responsibility, on the hursley site there's a hub full of games - pool, table football, table tennis, xbox, ps4 etc. Free gym. Flexible hours, as long as you do the hours in the week you can come and go as you please.

    Cons

    Pay is low for interns only 15k, a lot of places pay a lot more.

  3. "Operations Support Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Operations Support Administrator in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Operations Support Administrator in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, parking facility, good and friendly environment, Variation of work

    Cons

    Travelling distance , in the winter months

    Advice to Management

    Good managers, door was always open to discuss any queries.


  4. "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They really look after you

    Cons

    Cannot see any downsides currently

    Advice to Management

    carry on with the excellent work


  5. "Lack of direction and career development paths"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, Friendly team, Staff benefits

    Cons

    Hard to navigate company and career paths.
    Too much self service culture and reliance on technology


  6. "IBM"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good Policies
    Work from home option
    no sick leaves restrictions
    Flexibility
    growth options

    Cons

    No HR involvement for employee
    Manager can make or break your career and you can't complain to anyone
    You should be really unlucky to get a bad manager that hinders your growth.

    Advice to Management

    Powers should not be handed over to people manager.


  7. "HR Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, worklife balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Per diem amount is too low

  8. "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different job options

    Cons

    So big so can be easy to get lost in the system if you're not focused enough


  9. "Experience is hugely dependent on service line, project etc."

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of being supportive
    Great opportunities (large projects, big clients)
    Training is very good...

    Cons

    ...but can get canned in favour of utilisation!
    Not always a direct correlation between talent and progression
    Comparatively low pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people and not always on what's in fashion or business results. Positive people = positive business results


  10. "Bit of a mess in services. Hurting for resources. No leadership."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large. Lots to do. Options for moving around.

    Cons

    Large. Unmanageable. No real leadership. Lots of bosses. Constant change. & managers in 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fiddling with it.


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