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IBM Benefits

2187 Ratings

Employer Summary

IBM offers a competitive benefits program, designed to support employees and their families across all dimensions of health: physical, mental, social, financial, and purpose.

Key features:

  • Health Benefits Portfolio that provides strong support for employee well-being (Health Incentive Program) and preventive care, comprehensive coverage to meet a range of medical situations, and solid protection against the cost of serious illness or injury
  • Watson™ artificial intelligence software available for US employees to help identify appropriate cancer treatments and options for clinical trials
  • Retirement Program that helps build future financial security through the 401(k) Plus Plan and other capital accumulation programs
  • Income Protection in case of serious illness, injury or death, including life insurance and disability benefits
  • Opportunity to follow leisure pursuits through vacation and holiday programs

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance(730 comments)

    “Poor health benefits, very expensive health plan options”

  • 401K Plan(597 comments)

    “401k plan matching is above the industry standard. IBM also offers free consultation for investing the 401k plan with a personalized financial...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(374 comments)

    “Plenty of paid time off. Between vacation time, personal choice holidays, site holidays, and management directed time off, there is no shortage of...”

  • Sep 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Dallas, Texas

    401k is only matched after 1 year of employment and you just be employed on Dec 31st of that year to receive the match. Both high and low deductible medical plans available. Company gives HSA money if you complete simple health tasks.

  • Sep 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Developer in Rochester, Minnesota

    401k matching is above average. Vacation time is good, especially for senior developers. Health benefits are great if you stay close to home, beyond that they are questionable. Very flexible work hours, flex Friday afternoons.

  • Sep 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sr. Managing Consultant in Costa Mesa, California

    Good medical benefits and 401 k match

  • Sep 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Jose, California

    Since, I was an intern I didn't receive a benefits package and therefore don't have any knowledge as to what IBM offers in terms of benefits.

  • Sep 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Vice President in Portland, Oregon

    Best: 1) healthy living rewards 2) Having Fidelity as the 401K handler 3) Tools to assist in investment/financial planning Worst (note each Div in IBM has different benefits packages so its hard to compare): 1) if you don't stay until Jan 1 of new year you do not get your 401K match from the previous year 2) if you don't stay until the bonus pay out day in March, you don't get it 3) there is no cash/treasury option in the 401K. You have to be fully invested in the market 4) bonus' amounts are pretty arbitrary even though there is a mandated corp methodology in place 5) Getting a sabbatical seems only applicable if you are a researcher or someone not in a critical space. Otherwise you are left with two choices, not taking one or leaving.

  • Sep 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former SCL in Jersey City, New Jersey

    Inexpensive medical insurance for employee; very expensive medical insurance for spouse and family

  • Sep 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Armonk, New York State

    Unlimited sick days, 18 vacation days per year

  • Sep 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    they decrease every year and get more expensive

  • Sep 17, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Systems Operator in Boulder, Colorado

    As a contractor you get no benefits.

  • Sep 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manchester, New Hampshire

    The best thing is that you do have a lot of options. The worst all very expensive. The deductable and max out of pocket can be upwards of 12K.

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