IBM Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. IBM is a great company with fantastic benefits but job satisfaction and visibility is a complete luck of the draw

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Working from home- work/life balance, discount benefits, great products, great training- sales school

    Cons

    progression can be slow, long rigorous process driven company, change can take a long time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The experience was ok, managers did not gave enough autonomy or room for improvements.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    It is a big company, so you should be able to quickly move into a new position.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and the systems you are working with have a poor interface.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the mangers to become more a mentor role and be inspiring.

  3. It was a good company to work however it does have its pros and cons.

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Working opportunity on diverse domains.
    Look good in CV

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy.
    Quite difficult to move position internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Fantastic company to work for, great experience.

    Current Employee - Consultant in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people - everyone is great to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours - the hours are long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Excellent Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    The great benefits of working for IBM is the range of opportunities to work on. You also get to work with a very dedicated group of people.

    Cons

    A worrying time for IBM at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at IBM part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Manage own time and get to manage your own workload you also get a chance to work with some real smart people.

    Cons

    No Work life balance. Be prepared for some long hours. On one hand that's the nature of being a consultant you either like it or you don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good people, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Interesting projects
    Access to wide range of interesting analytics technology
    Good work / life balance
    Lots of opportunities to take on extra responsibility early in your career, if you want it
    Fast progression if you work for it

    Cons

    Senior management treats you as a cost to be minimised as opposed to someone who is earning the firm money
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting costs - there's nothing left to cut! Growth requires investment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. GBS consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture, work life balance.

    Cons

    Length of projects are to long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training oppertunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. First week of graduate induction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Just want to clarify:
    - Being in a corporate organisation isn't a con. It's an advantage because of the structure and framework you're given to work in.
    - The amount of opportunities are absolutely mind boggling
    - You feel in charge of your own destiny
    - Training opportunities
    - Clear promotional structure

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't incredible but not that bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 99.9% Excellent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Career for life, challenging, great culture

    Cons

    Can be big and slow - but getting better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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