IBM - Satisfying | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

"Satisfying"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chennai (India)
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chennai (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Huge information bank. Good work culture

Cons

Low starting salary for fresher

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great potential - bad culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home. Lots of room to learn about many aspects of IT industry.
    Many great people who really want to do great jobs and care.

    Cons

    Rule by fear mentality.
    Constant finance cuts in so many different ways - too many to list.
    Staff are treated like chess pieces on a board with no input into their own career futures.
    Executives are acting in ways that "feels" desperate - most lower end stuff taking the brunt of it.
    Cross-country management with performance evaluations makes it almost impossible to get a good rating without killing yourself with overtime. The motto is to "be better than all of your peers" to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating staff like human beings with the respect they deserve.


  2. "Bored."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and locations. A big company with a variety of jobs opportunities.

    Cons

    IBM being a big place, the experience is different depending on where you are in the organisation. Speaking from the delivery org: be careful in getting pigeon holed. lots of talk of career development but really very little. Very political so you need to be able wade your way through to get things done... takes a long time for change. No innovation unless pushed by competition, usually playing catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop counting heads, develop your people, cut the red tape, less management, be more dynamic and move faster

There are newer employer reviews for IBM
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

See Most Recent

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or