IBM Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
11,573 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many leaders, non-transparent management

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

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Technology if one wishes to learn the best in class products. Good work-life balance especially for women. Some very bright & great leaders to work with.

    Cons

    It would have been better if the management were transparent to its employees. Dont expect to make too much money & IBM is known as a place of attraction for technology & not money. You will have to manage your career yourself. Dont expect your manager to mentor you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont back stab your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nothing great about IBM

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of experienced people to work with. Can learn lot of things.
    - Work from home available (Not in every project)
    - Offers good salary package but its a strategy to catch employee.
    - Has good brand name.Which can earn you some respect.

    Cons

    - Almost No Hikes.
    - No framework to identify talented employees.Open ur mouth and do ur advertising.Here its called branding and networking.
    - No review meeting happening ,not even for namesake.
    - Goal setting and performance review is just a nonsense.For most of the employees it never happens.
    - You can be transferred to any part of India if projects are not available in your base location.Be ready.
    - If you are in domestic, forget onsite.Confirm it before you join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Read Cons
    - Company need talented employees to make profit.Else it sinks.No matter how big it may be !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Place IBM

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

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A platform to learn. Its more of institute rather than a company. Learn n Earn

    Cons

    Got to give a decent package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible towards pay

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  5.  

    Excellent Exp in IBM

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment, facilities and career paths

    Cons

    None, all things are in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    Huge Company

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

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

    Pros

    There a lot of good things in IBM, Technology and the best part of choosing technical ladder and management ladder.

    Cons

    Well huge population , so huge competition as you climb up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the management more control over decisions , I agree process is needed but you need to give much more power to the first line management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for long term

    Cons

    Nothing to say, overall everything is fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Experience at IBM Labs STG

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros, apart from work life balance nothing grt

    Cons

    Bad Management , No direction , Not sure where they are going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good if you want work life with average package - ok with everything else

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

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work is less - can have good work life balance - environment is good and positive

    Cons

    most code is old and is in maintenance - no new technologies - no prospect of growing up in ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for flexibility.

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

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

    Pros

    Some projects provide work from home option.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are less. Career development is limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Timings, No much pressure/stress

    Cons

    Shouldn't expect much hikes, bonus.

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