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IBM Frankfurt am Main Reviews

Updated May 15, 2019

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "IBM"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and work culture

    Cons

    Big company means a lot of time-consuming processes

    IBM2019-04-30
  2. "A company of extremes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unbeatable technology breadth, great access to knowledge and trainings. Spectacular access to research centers and best-of-breed use cases

    Cons

    Very chaotic organization, massive bureaucratic processes, multiple service offering overlaps, negative internal competition (specially in sales, affecting partner bonus - non existing "one IBM")

    Advice to Management

    Extremely poor at clear goal setting

    IBM2019-04-16
  3. "Good in Germany"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Union contract, good benefits, must collauges are very nice and eager to help.

      Cons

      No comany car allowance or any company car schedules

      IBM2019-01-01
    • "Work at IBM for more than ten years"

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      Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Work-Life balance, job safety, home office

      Cons

      Career opportunities, the company is very hierarchical

      Advice to Management

      Flatten the hierarchy

      IBM2019-01-06
    • "Application Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      New Tech, Self learning portal, regular internal staff training

      Cons

      Revenue oriented, traditional culture, lack of work-life balance

      IBM2018-10-18
    • "Evaluation of IBM as a long term employee"

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      Current Employee - Solution Designer in Frankfurt am Main

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      IBM has healthy culture for maintaining work life balance. It also gives opportunities to grow on emerging technologies.

      Cons

      Compensation growth is not very impressive in IBM. Also the hierarchy in management is at times unnecessarily too much.

      IBM2018-07-18
    • "Current flavor"

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Frankfurt am Main
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Big Company where it should be easy to find the right job for each one.

      Cons

      Incentive plans not aligned with market reality, hence getting almost impossible to reach your objectives/revenue expectations

      Advice to Management

      Think !

      IBM2018-04-03
    • "Overseas engagement of IBM employees"

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      Current Employee - IT Architect in Frankfurt am Main
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      - Overseas assignment policies are unclear and changes on the fly - Employees career growth plan not remain consistent across assignments - No proper guidance or support provided while sent for overseas assignment - Assignment policy document changes without notification or broadcast - No escalation matrix defined

      Cons

      - Employees land with lot of confusions and ambiguity - Employees career growth gets disturbed and looses focus - Employee faces lot of troubles after landing in the new environment - Employees receives surprises on new policies - Employees concerns remains open and ignored

      Advice to Management

      - Assignment briefing need to be strengthened, earlier it used to be more professional which has degraded over time - Career growth plan should remain consistent - Proper and minimum support arrangement need to be introduced - Change control should be established on policy documents(e.g. HCCM/HCAM) and changes to be notified or broadcasted - Employee should have visibility of where their concerns can be addressed

      IBM2018-02-26
    • "@ IBM Delivery"

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      Former Employee - Head of Compliance in Frankfurt am Main
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Education is an amazing asset at IBM, be it leadership, technology, classroom or virtual learning. Teaming also was an asset of employees.

      Cons

      Cost competition in market drove to dramatic cost reductions and pressure on travel expenses, so business focus shifted to cost focus

      Advice to Management

      -

      IBM2017-09-29
    • "The place to be"

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      Current Employee - Program Lead in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Many opportunities in different areas. IBM is huge and provides employees the opportunity to grow and experience high technology.

      Cons

      Benefits and work life balance could improve.

      Advice to Management

      I do not have any advice to the management.

      IBM2016-11-22
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