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Updated February 19, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 782 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 392 reviews)

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  1. "Very Good Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Beautiful environment, spacious workplace
    - Good team

    Cons

    - No design culture
    - Takes very long to process everything

    Advice to Management

    Very effective and considerate management


  2. "Culture --"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people, leading technology, Fair treatment, more opportunity for job rotation, culture, Contribution to the society such as IBM Corporate Service Corps program

    Cons

    Average pay, uncertainty in the business transition stage

    Advice to Management

    change to strategy of stock price focus


  3. "Senior strategy consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good school and environment to learn and excel

    Cons

    Hard to specialize in one field and generally flat path


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  5. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Applications Architect
    Current Employee - Applications Architect
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a great place to work, you may collaborate with people from all over the world, and there are plenty of learning materials and opportunities.

    Cons

    IBM is so big, sometimes it's hard to get a full picture.

    Advice to Management

    Let team focus on their own part of business.


  6. "IBM Shanghai Studio is AWESOME"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New studio, growing numbers of designers, young team, full of fun and possibility

    Cons

    Mainly working on internal side products, which is not bad actudally


  7. "technology manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    you can study more technology.

    Cons

    you may more busy, and you have to work on more day.


  8. "Deep Ocean with Real Storm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seninior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Seninior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest Whale or smallest shrimp all in here.
    And sea monsters, the difficult problems.
    And the real freedom.

    Cons

    It's a huge company with long history, it's hard to figure out the complete picture.

    Advice to Management

    Do trust technical guys instead of yourself.


  9. "work life balance. not stressed out. nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    work life balance. not stressed out. nice colleagues

    Cons

    low efficiency. too much layers. procedure insane and bureaucracy. not good for young guys contriving a challenging career

    Advice to Management

    need to grow agile. not old. should pursue talent. less procedure and brighter future


  10. "Open source"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Wuhan, Hubei (China)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Wuhan, Hubei (China)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good open source projects you can join

    Cons

    department divide not good for everyone


  11. "IT Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM is a great company.

    Cons

    take it easy.take it easy.



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