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IBM Germany Reviews

Updated October 12, 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 916 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Big Blue"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VP Sales in Ehningen (Germany)
    Former Employee - VP Sales in Ehningen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True global player with many career opportunities across the globe and all sectors. If IBM wants to get something done, they get it done.

    Cons

    Sometimes more difficult selling a deal internally rather than to customers. Difficult if you don't have an internal network.

    Advice to Management

    Don't destroy the DNA of your acquisitions.


  2. "@ IBM Delivery"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Compliance in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Head of Compliance in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (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

    -

  3. "IBM Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top Technology, Delivery, Teaming, Culture, fast Carreer

    Cons

    admin, complex processes, few incentives for hard work

    Advice to Management

    Improve


  4. "Slow but stable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, Work-life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    Slow pace (maybe specific to the German office)

    IBM Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Program Consultant - IBMer Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your experience.


  5. "The place to be"

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    • 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.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • 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


  7. "Master Thesis and Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Master Thesis and in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Former Intern - Master Thesis and in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently finished my MS in Computers from TU Ilmenau Germany. I did my internship and Master Thesis in collaboration with IBM. I worked as a Data Scientist during the entire work period. It was an amazing experience to work in IBM. It provided an excellent exposure to its data analytical technologies and services.

    Cons

    IBM does not have the policy to pay monthly salary during the Master Thesis. This might be improved and taken into consideration.

  8. "Storage Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kelsterbach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kelsterbach (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I can work with newer IBM technology. San Volume Controller, EMC, XIV, DS8K and Brocade

    Cons

    No Sturcture, everything has to be done immediately without thinking and understanding the problem.

    Advice to Management

    No idee where to go. Everything has to be done immediately.
    Too many Manager.


  9. "IT Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    projects are multi functional and international

    Cons

    no work life balance, too much travelling


  10. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A big organization with lots of exciting projects and bohlest compensiert as Clients. Development and Learning opportunities are good. Possibility to change job and roles if wanted. Diversity is a high priority topic and women in leadership as well.

    Cons

    Processes and policies can sometimes slow down everything. Company is only driven by stakeholder and share value interest.
    Salary increase is very limited even when promoted and bonus too low.

    Advice to Management

    Value more employees with events and salary increase if performance is good.


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