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Armonk, NY
10000+ employees
1911
Company - Public (IBM)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
What can you do at IBM? You can innovate breakthroughs and help make life changing impact. You can experience the ability to change job, profession, industry - all within one organization. And you can experience an inclusive, collaborative culture with the support of over ... Read more

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  • Why IBM http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhqT

    Why IBM

    So, I'm now an IBMer! Two months in, every day's a learning day, a global behemoth of 400k+ people. I gave myself six months to get to grips with the beast, I may have to revise my plan! It's big and complex! People ask why I joined IBM? Good question.

  • Strategic Initiative on Aging: The Positive Impact of Emerging Technologies, IBM Research http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhsN

    Strategic Initiative on Aging: The Positive Impact of Emerging Technologies, IBM Research

    We talked to Susann about the positive impact of emerging technologies on older people and their carers, the potential of artificial intelligence in the ageing space - and how we now live in an environment of information.

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IBM – Why Work For Us?


The world is at a major turning point: technology is enabling entirely new forms of business operations, business models, industries and outcomes. At IBM, you can invent things you've never thought possible, lead in this new era of technology, and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

This is our vision for the future, our belief in the rise of you. Do your best work ever, and let's put smart to work.

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Today and every day, we create a staggering amount of information: formulas, tweets, field notes, legal opinions, photos and more. But the programmable computers of the past couldn’t make sense of all that information. Cognitive systems like IBM Watson can. It lets us do things we’ve never done before. Outsmart obstacles. Spot diseases before patients display symptoms. Predict trends before they’re trending. Answer questions before they’re asked.

At IBM you really do have the opportunity to change the way the world works.  See how you can put smart to work.




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A guide for new hires

An early start at career success begins with Your IBM, our new-hire training program. You'll learn how IBM works, how to maximize your contribution to the company, how to successfully navigate within IBM and connect with your colleagues — and have fun in the process!

Planning your career

As the world changes and as we change with it, IBM’s differentiator is you!
At IBM, you’ll turn vision into reality for our clients with the modern tools you need to do your work, be responsive to clients, and to act with speed and agility.  To help you identify opportunities, construct a skills road map and mark your progress, IBM offers easy-to-navigate career Web sites and tools.  Here are just a few examples of the top-notch career development opportunities you’ll have at IBM:

  • Find your next career with Watson Candidate Assistant
  • The IBM Summit Program  provides new IBM sellers with the experiences and tools needed for success in IBM sales roles
  • Redefining future generations through P-TECH, a public-private partnership co-developed by IBM that provides underserved students with an education in a technology discipline
  • Global programs designed to identify high potential talent who may succeed at the highest executive and technical levels within IBM through targeted development
  • Valuable resources offered by IBM’s CareerSmart to help you develop your career plans, gain skills through IBM’s THINK 40 learning activities, track career progress, and engage with mentors and managers to assist with career development
  • Job role and technical training — In addition to top-notch professional skills, IBM focuses on in-depth industry and technical training to keep you up to date on emerging technologies and skills valued in the marketplace. Talent development ranging from MBA leadership development programs such as LEAD MEA, to IBM’s Technical Women’s Leadership Forum and IBM’s Veterans Employment Accelerator program (learn more)
  • Blue Opportunities Community enables global connections and augments career development through experience based learning opportunities
  • IBM’s Corporate Services Corps program gives IBM'ers the unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills, by going on a community-based assignment in an emerging market to help communities around the world solve critical problems. 


"The employees of IBM represent a talented and diverse workforce. Achieving the full potential of this diversity is a business priority that is fundamental to our competitive success. A key element in our workforce diversity programs is IBM's long-standing commitment to equal opportunity...."

— Virginia M. Rometty, IBM Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Women

At IBM, women help lead the way. Successful women are part of our legacy. Here you'll find innovative leadership programs to help accelerate your career, and many more opportunities to develop new skills and contribute to the advancement of your field. See why IBM is the best place for women in technology to work.

26 Innovations x 26 Innovative Women

Follow a few of IBM's most dynamic technical women through a typical workday: A Day in the Life

Who are today’s generation of “hidden figures”?

Individuals with Disabilities

IBM's long-standing commitment to people with disabilities began in 1914 when IBM hired its first disabled employee, 76 years before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A number of first-of-a-kind technology innovations that transformed the assistive technology landscape and provided people with disabilities with unprecedented access to technology, resulted from IBM’s early and often pioneering efforts. Among these innovations were the first Braille printer (1975), a talking typewriter for people who are blind (1980) and a talking display terminal (1981).


Veterans

Veterans are an integral part of our workforce. They are represented in the executive ranks, management, and throughout every business unit or division in IBM. We view our veterans as essential and invaluable contributors. Learn more



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Not sure which direction to take?

Participate in IBM's job matching capability powered by Watson.  Provide your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and let Watson match you to current IBM jobs that you can apply to today.  You can also provide feedback on how well we did providing jobs that fit you to help Watson learn and provide even better matches in the future! To get started, click here

What’s it really like?

Hear from some of our own graduates and interns, from across the globe, on why they love working at IBM….

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IBM Awards & Accolades

  • IBM Cloud lands two of the prestigious iF Design Awards in 2018, iF International Forum Design GmbH, 2018
  • IBM has won the ATD BEST award 2018 for 8th year, Association for Talent Development (ATD), 2018
  • IBM's Diane Gherson, Sr VP HR, named HR Executive of the Year, Human Resource Executive, 2018
  • Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM has been recognized with the 2019 Edison Achievement Award for her leadership in business, innovation and diversity & inclusion, Edison Awards, 2018
  • IBM named in Fortune's Most Admired Companies list, Fortune, 2018
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