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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  (785 comments)

    “Large selection of plans and options. Cost is about industry standard.”

  • 401K Plan  (615 comments)

    “The match is wonderful! The problem it is an accrual basis. You do not receive the benefit until the last paycheck of the year and if you were...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (409 comments)

    “They give you vacation time but the work load is so heavy, you cannot take it and you loose it at the end of the year. Plus it is an accrual basis...”

  • Feb 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Business Operations Manager in Lincoln, Nebraska

    401K matching, updated workstations, dependent care, great insurance options,

  • Feb 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    Great benefits overall. Very good packages

  • Feb 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Sales Engineer in New York, New York State

    Best 401K matching program I've ever heard of, just watch out for the vesting

  • Feb 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Good benefits - vacation, parental leave, sick leave, 401K, adoption assistance, health insurance, etc. But corporate culture that doesn’t always encourage you to take time off and simple info on benefits can be hard to find. It’s up to employees to educate themselves and to use their benefits to the fullest.

  • Feb 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Benefits are excellent from the 401 to time off and flexible hours! Also many health insurance options to choose from.

  • Feb 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Great benefits but an overly complex system to sort through to get info on them.

  • Feb 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Portland, Oregon

    6% 401 (k) match.

  • Feb 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health insurance is costly! They killed the pension plan about 10 years ago but plus'd up the 401K match. I think it was a good trade.

  • Feb 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former manager in Washington, District of Columbia

    slowly being reduced for employees

  • Feb 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Poughkeepsie, New York State

    The health insurance plan are a bit expensive and high deductible.

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