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IBM Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
11,948 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week (in 1228 reviews)

  • There are no unrealistic expectations causing work-life balance to be messed up (in 1189 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 373 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 202 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its good be part of IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings, No much pressure/stress

    Cons

    Shouldn't expect much hikes, bonus.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was average compared to other avaialable companies.

    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. I get to go early to home. Also, it was not cumpolsury as well. Gym and other facilities were good.

    Cons

    I was getting less salary. Also, less opportunity to learn was presented. It was not that great. I would advice someone to join the company

  3.  

    IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Very good work culture in company .

    Cons

    salary for the employees should be more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Good Company and Flexibe Work TImings

    Cons

    Average Pay and less than competitive hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hikes are not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    awesome place to "ENJOY" work .........................

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    flexibility
    "LIFE"-work balance ........................ ........................
    relaxed environment

    Cons

    less salary ...
    work quality ...
    food quality ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Very work life balance

    Cons

    very Poor salary, benefits and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    India Software Lab is good only for people who have many years of experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Unlimited sick leaves
    Quality work

    Cons

    No Hikes/promotion; you'll have to move mountains to get a promotion/hike, and if you're lucky enough to get it, the increase is just in single digits

    Recommends
  9.  

    big organization , less career focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Work from home option

    Cons

    No growth , minimal opportunity to show your interest, no a good company for the career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on individuals talent and provide opportunity and growth accordingly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buying all competition cannot make a market leader.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Technology exposure, work life balance

    Cons

    No method to madness of software, short sighted software development in some areas. Buying all competition to survive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Become too big and focused on meeting shareholder value through EPS at the cost of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Multiple areas to grow in

    Cons

    Groupism, favoritism and 'yes boss' culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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