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Updated March 17, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 799 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 398 reviews)

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  1. "An excellent place to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great colleagues, most of the managers I had were as well
    - great teaming, especially when the air is hot!
    - always adapting to where thw market goes and is creating the future for many topics
    - a really global enterprise, excellent experience to work globally
    - is successful at the forefront of technology and new developments since more than 100 years!

    Cons

    - very big, transformation is going too slow often
    - American working culture is very eminent
    - too much focusing on cost and expense curation, share holder value. This is a disadvantage to "startup-minded", "founder-owned" companies where more invest in people takes place

    Advice to Management

    - respect local need in the different geographies more!
    - when talking about diversity, have more focus on aging workforce in major markets, talent gap is widening!
    - reduce profit by 1-2 points and invest in the IBMers!


  2. "HR sourcer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere! I was a sources for only 3 months but I had a very good team. I am still in touch with my colleagues from IBM. I can only recommend.

    Cons

    I did not perceive anything I would see as a negative.


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good for young people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    poor salary without opportunity to increase

    Advice to Management

    promote experienced employees


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  5. "komplexe Organisation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Da fallen mir keine ein.

    Cons

    Sehr stark Prozessorientiert ohne eine gewisse Flexibilität. Es wird nicht auf effizientes arbeiten geschaut. Es zählt halt nur, den Headcount zu reduzieren.


  6. "Plant Location International Consulting Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    You can walk in at any time and basically go home whenever you want, as long if you get the job done. Also, the offices are kind of open (or walk-in), which creates a nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    As an intern, we were given the most boring and monotonous work ever during 3 months. Input of raw data in Excel to feed their database of foreign direct investments, nothing more than that. In the end, I was allowed to work more closely on a project with some of the consultants, but this was clearly just as a minor "reward" at the end of our internship.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your Plant Location International interns want to come back, make yourself look like a nice employer. Because this was not the case at all and this creates bad publicity.


  7. "The place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Lead in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Program Lead in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (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.


  8. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work, nice teamwor.

    Cons

    Bad benefits for contractors and the same are not recognised

    Advice to Management

    8


  9. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Innovative, Relaxing, Cognitive, Exiciting

    Cons

    Not open minded colleagues. Old processes


  10. "IBM Deutschland"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Innovative, Exciting projects, Good networking

    Cons

    No heavy cons, very nice place to start working!


  11. "Intern in Data Analytics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Working Culture, Supportive People

    Cons

    Low Pay in Master Thesis

    Advice to Management

    Management is Good, Cooperative, Lunch is Good



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