IBM Benefits

3.5 out of 5 (227 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "Good employer's match per year, paid at end of year" (93 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "It's OK in health benefits." (69 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "Good: relatively generous number of vacation days
    Bad: Cannot rollover to the next year

IBM offers a competitive benefits program, designed to help employees build a solid financial foundation for meeting a diverse array of needs — health care, income protection, retirement security, and personal interests. As of January 1, 2012, newly hired regular employees are eligible for the programs described here.

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Benefits Summary

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Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

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Employee Comments

  • Jan 22, 2015
    Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Medical benefits are declining in value. The best thing is the flexibility in working time and location.

  • Jan 21, 2015
    Current Employee in Dubuque, Iowa

    21 paid vacation days plus most major holidays off

  • Jan 21, 2015
    Current Software Engineer in Portland, Oregon

    Best: 401K. good plan, good company match
    Worst: Health Insurance is expensive.

  • Jan 20, 2015
    Current Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    401k match +1%. Lots of tools to inform and help you decide what plans are best for you.

  • Jan 20, 2015
    Current Senior Consultant in Atlanta, Georgia

    Best is vacation time (3 weeks plus 12 holidays). Health insurance is decent but not exceptional. 401k match only happens at year end so you get no match for the calendar year if you leave before December 1 of that year.

  • Jan 19, 2015
    Former Employee in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Worst - all the real benefits to first-line workers disappeared in 2004.

  • Jan 22, 2015
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Good benefits, flexible schedules, vacation

  • Jan 21, 2015
    Current Employee in San Jose, California

    Good 401k employer match
    Bad, paid at the end of year
    Ok, paid time
    Ok, health insurance

  • Jan 21, 2015
    Current Employee in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

    Work/life balance things (e.g. work from home, flexible hours) are highly dependent on your management. In my experience most managers are good about this but there's always the occasional hard case who demands that his/her reports must be in the office every day.

    Health insurance keeps getting more expensive every year. For 2015 the company pushed HARD to move people to the "high deductible with HSA" option. I don't have much basis for comparison but I can say that it's cheaper than Obamacare.

    In 2014 401k match was changed from every pay period to a lump sum in mid-December. Obviously if you left the company before that time you lost out on your match. Despite all the HR weasel words that were wrapped around this change the rank & file correctly viewed it as a naked attempt to save money by screwing employees for leaving (or getting laid off). Morale, which I didn't think could have sunk any lower, really took a hit.

    Our vacation plan compares favorably with other companies I've looked at, especially if you are on the old plan (hired before 2002).

  • Jan 20, 2015
    Former Employee in Somers, New York State

    401k employer contribution is granted only annually in December so if you leave or are laid off prior to this timeframe, you do not get the share. This was a change mid year in 2013 to save money.

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