IBM Benefits

3.6 out of 5 (182 comments)
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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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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Dec 19, 2014
    Former Presales Engineer in San Jose, California

    The 401k match was nice, but it only went up to 3% of salary.

  • Dec 19, 2014
    Current Employee in Herndon, Virginia

    IBM has gr8 401K benefits

  • Dec 15, 2014
    Current Employee in Tampa, Florida

    IBM's 401k match is good, however, you must still be employed as of December 15 annually to actually receive the match. This means that you lose the match year-to-date if you leave (mid year, for example) or are laid off by IBM prior to Dec 15. This happens often with the amount of constant "restructuring" at IBM.

  • Dec 12, 2014
    Current Offering Manager in New York, New York State

    Best - Vacation, 401K matching contribution
    Worst - 401K match only at year-end

  • Dec 10, 2014
    Former Alliance Executive in Dallas, Texas

    The best thing about IBM's benefits is that there are many and all are top shelf. The healthcare options are good and depending on your priorities, you can take a robust policy and pay a larger premium and have next to no cost for the use of the plan or you can pay next to nothing and get minimal coverage.

  • Dec 18, 2014
    Current Product Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    The benefits are great if you are single. Our married employees pay over 500 a month where single people on comparable plans pay 14 a month.

  • Dec 17, 2014
    Current Employee in San Jose, California

    Best: Great Health Insurance choices, work from home some days, vacation time
    Worst: Inexistent job training

  • Dec 18, 2014
    Current Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, California

    Pay raise is very small

  • Dec 15, 2014
    Current Employee in San Jose, California

    You only get matching 401k for the year if you are employed with the company on 12/15. Otherwise you lose the match (100% match up to 6%)

  • Dec 14, 2014
    Current Services Sales Executive in Tampa, Florida

    No retirement pension or medical. No cafeteria style mix and match option. Must take what they have designed. No visibility of salary grid and pay scales. Benefits have been reduced bit by bit over the years. Not competitive anymore..

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