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IBM Reviews in Shanghai, China

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 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.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    work life balance, people are smart and nice to help

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, salary not so competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company

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

    Pros

    People are friendly,work life balance

    Cons

    Promotion is slow. Salary is not competible

    Recommends
  3.  

    It's OK to stay, but not to get more you want

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

    Pros

    Work pressure is low, no need to OT for most of the time.

    Cons

    Salary is really under average line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the employer as the essential of the company, NOT the Wall Street Buyers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Became a number driving company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Famous brand
    Chance to work with global people who are very talented
    Training system is probably the best

    Cons

    Now, the company lost its vison. The company does have value but it is not unique, therefore has to play with low price. Senior managers cares nothing but numbers. Work life balance now changed to work life integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People is your most important asset, not the numbers. You don't fire people just to get a better number to please the wall street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    not that bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Specialist  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    I was a developer in a support team, and my major work is developing toy plugin for the customers to fulfill their customized requests. And there are only two developers in my team actually. The best part of working there is you can experience all the process to create a project: design, coding, testing, and deploying.

    Cons

    When you work as an one-man-band, and your leader cannot give you any constructive advises, it's time to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with rich knowledge to learn, marked with bureacracy and politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, good culture, great co-workers, opportunity to see senior executives, good brand imange

    Cons

    Market-average salary, cost-control, complicated processes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing fast but not having a good pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunities to learn and develop the talent... and the company is such a big name that can help you to move the second step in the IT practice area.

    Cons

    Not good pay at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good there. Maybe less complicated procedure will be an improvement in my mind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - MF Systems Operator  in  Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - MF Systems Operator in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)

    Pros

    Provide with chance for employees to grow up

    Cons

    agile response and know how to share and compete with team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    welfare and allowance need to improve

  10.  

    Great company to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entry Level Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Entry Level Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Great company history and culture. Plenty of training opportunities and professional resources. Opportunity to work with different kinds of clients.

    Cons

    Some intern projects are not well designed. It really depends on what group you are in, which you don't really know before you get in there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well Structured

    Former Employee - Systems Service Representative  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Systems Service Representative in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Gives you stability and friendly with new graduates. Able to gain experience and skills. Despite all, it's IBM!

    Cons

    Too big to be flexible. Have to follow lots of rules, attend meetings and completing paperwork.

    Recommends

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