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"Good Place to work but things are changing now"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

WFH - Now they are restricting
No swipe in swipe out ,flexible if you have good terms with your manager
More resource will be assigned for the work so the work will be shared , you will not be overloaded
Brand name wherever you go IBM name will be recognized
Management growth will be good if you sty here for some 5 years you will get good management role

Cons

Manager oriented company , if you have not got a Good manager then the things are really tough
Training are less
Less hike for Freshers , people who do the same work or less work will be paid high, You may need to wait for a long time to get equalized

Advice to Management

Increase employee welfare , It not all about money !!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Satisfactory"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    1) Lots of flexibility (in terms of office hours, work from home facility)
    2) Relatively easy to shift from one location to another within IBM
    3) Easy paced life with no stringent deadlines (for most groups)
    4) High Return on Investment (RO!): ROI = Salary/Effort; Salary is Low but Effort required tends to zero, which makes it an ideal place for those who want to enjoy a content and relaxed life! :P

    Cons

    1) Lots of bureaucracy, and lack of transparency and even-handedness in promotions, annual assessment (PBC as they cal it), deciding to register your paper/sponsor your travel for conferences etc.
    2) General tendency to hire mediocre people
    3) Shockingly low average IQ
    4) General emphasis on quantity instead of quality of work
    5) To rise in ranks, just be a yes-man to your managers. Business impact is all they care for, without having the least idea as to what it means!

    Advice to Management

    The whole management needs to be changed in order to make IBM Research a good research lab. Right now, it's a company filled with people who are not competent enough to be researchers and end up writing code, which can be accomplished at much less expense by an average engineer!


  2. "Didnot get much technical exposure"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pune (India)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team was very co operative

    Cons

    There is always People Manager's supremacy

    Advice to Management

    People manager and project manager should be same

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