IBM Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
11,881 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1308 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1281 reviews)


Cons
  • Though the company espouses work life balance there is no getting away from work (in 414 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 208 reviews)

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  1.  

    Grew from local to global, from hardware to software in sales and marketing. Excellent opportunity to work across teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Global Village (India)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Global Village (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to be local or global, and work on various solutions (hardware, software, services), support any industry and execute across muptliple disciplines

    Cons

    Managers are not selected based on their capability to mentor, coach and listen but instead based on internal politics and results. Analogy I use ... the best basketball player is not neccessarily the best coach/manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and genuinly desire to help them grow and achieve their goals as they achieve the teams and company level objectives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good co-ordination in work between different teams, Great company values, flexible timings. Good supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Problem solving when ever team work happens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Million ways to learn..

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of learning available
    Good Work life balance
    Whatever be your role, you can get to know ibm strategy and develop yourself..

    Cons

    Salary not to industry standards, IBM pays best only to best rated employees..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold on to talent pool.. Dont just let them leave the company..

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IBM ISL Great to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home facility is good.
    No restriction on no of hours. Just need to deliver on time.

    Cons

    No initiative from the company for team building activities and outings.
    Very less yearly increments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    RED Tapism at best

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    THis company doesnt have any pros . its a parallel government with lot of Red tapism ..

    Cons

    Company with No values . Has bad sales strategy and too many leaders in management .. while they get promotoed very frequetnly the people who overwork do not get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Concentrate on Improving the lives of subordinates instead of writing books about elephants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Big Elephant managed by Hyenas

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to some of the best technologies in the world. IBM has some of exceptional and brillant groups who work 24*7 across the world to bring the next gen solutions.

    Cons

    Sadly it will soon loose all their power coz mostly run by managers who act like leaders but only bother abt themselves, think they are kings and queens running their own business..completely disconnected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from outer orbit and look at the ground realities. STOP BEING SO ARTIFICIAL and SUPERFICIAL. Many policies but pathetic execution. Treat their employees as slaves...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Job is perfect, but salary is way too low. No increment.

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is excellent.

    Cons

    Salaries. Employee benefits. Not even providing cab facilities for 24/7 employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider employee benefits! Employees who stand out as individual contributors are not even recognized and no proper hike to retain them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company for work life balance.

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work from home is only the good thing.No pressure

    Cons

    Not a good company to start your career .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance review are very much biased and focus on work distribution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Employee friendly policies

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee friendly HR Policies (esp. for ladies)

    Cons

    Compensation is not upto industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor resourcing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good attitude and support from company in my growth.

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good ambience, Freedom with less pressure from higher authorities.

    Cons

    poor salary pay.
    No overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary pay is getting delayed,please pay at the right time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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