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Updated November 17, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 925 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My Journey @IBM Labs From Intern to Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Started my career at IBM as an Intern, Had really good team around me all the way from internship to current full-time employment.

    below are the pros that I see as I'm traveling with IBM for last 2years
    - The best place to learn new technologies while you working
    - No One stops you from learning new things
    - People around you will be with much in-depth knowledge on technologies(If not it's not easy to have those many patents :) )
    - Now IBM Is no more Enterprise Company its developer company where you are not always blocked with decades old technologies :)

    Cons

    - Seeing a diversion in the IBM's well-known Work balance life culture


  2. "TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture, management, people, opportunities

    Cons

    Salary, benefits,life balance, transport, opportunities

  3. "Test Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Test Specialist in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    personnel life Balance and WFH facilities

    Cons

    Low wages and low career growth


  4. "Making a difference - to you and to the world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is one of the best place to work, especially with the versatility it offers in the roles that we can perform.
    The learning platform is one of the best that I have seen across industries.
    As always the work that IBM does impacts the real world which we can be a part of.

    Cons

    The organization is a matrix, while it is difficult to navigate through the maze, once someone gets a hang of it; it works in positive spin for the individual


  5. "Best places to learn more for newbies"

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    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool environment to work with colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about it


  6. "IBM and IBMers : Great Company and Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer - IBM Systems Group in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer - IBM Systems Group in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Highly Innovative (IBM holds 24 years of patent leadership!)
    * Plenty of opportunities to work on "cutting-edge technologies"
    * IBM always encourages talent growth and upskilling
    * Great work culture and employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Salary and Bonus can be even more competetive

    Advice to Management

    * Please have focus and passion on balancing both company growth as well as employee growth


  7. "Best place to work with by perfect work life balance and great path way to excel in career."

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    Current Employee - Package Solution Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Package Solution Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Ample of courses to upgrade our skills through Your Learning
    Extraordinary support by managers and seniors to learn and to be learned

    Cons

    I do not see any cons in my journey, but it depends on projects and client specifications if any if required.

    Advice to Management

    Importance to be given to completion of work rather than other aspects to convince all IBMers.

  8. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are experienced join with maximum hike as there will be very marginal hike year on year( also move as quickly as possible)
    IBM as a company has contributed enormously to the world IT industry.The innovatio R n D at IBM are excellent
    Its a mammoth company and your footprint will be less
    Work life balance is good also depends on the project and team you are working
    Process and learning will be great with good amount of resourses

    Cons

    If you are a fresher donot opt for IBM as the training is pathetic compared to other companies in India


  9. "A good company if you get a CAMMS project"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity
    Work Life Balance
    You can Learn a Lot

    Cons

    Mid- Top level managers talk much act less.
    Managers use technology to showcase solutions and are not interested in solving real problems.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to find your best resource in GBS and try to groom and treat them as ISL guys. Every year we are loosing our best resources from GBS to product companies and competiters but why don't absorb them in your own product arm.


  10. "IBMers - Keep contributing to every Client success .."

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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    IBM has great commitment for Client success.
    Excellent team players to work with.
    Flexibility with work life balance.
    Management culture is great.
    No company can give as much training as IBM does.

    Cons

    Need for good salary revisions every year for those who continue in IBM for more then 5 years. Only the best can continue in IBM .. :-)

    Advice to Management

    Bit attention needed to retain skilled IBMers as competitors can hire them soon as the Clients pick up on migrating legacy apps to digital modernisation on cloud


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