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IBM London Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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London, England (UK)

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  • At times difficult work life balance (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. "Working london"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and friendly people

    Cons

    Work load can be a lor

    Advice to Management

    Cope


  2. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really interesting work challenges, some smart and experienced colleagues.

    Cons

    Process driven culture. Lack of pay increases. Must now be office based. Managers focus on small stuff rather than big picture sometimes. Trust has been eroded.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees again. Allow more flexibility. Reduce processes.

  3. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Development in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looking back, I can't imagine a better, more supportive, career enhancing/developing and interesting place for me to work over the last 15 years. We've transformed....and continue to transform....together.

    Cons

    As with any organisation that is 'beholden' to the demands of Wall Street, the demands of meeting quarterly earnings can sometimes create significant stress. Stress which is balanced by a united team spirit to get things done and an overarching corporate philosophy of caring for the employee.


  4. "Great culture, but heavy on processes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, real culture of knowledge sharing and feedback, brand

    Cons

    Pay below industry average, too many processes

    Advice to Management

    More transparency behind decisions that affect people’s employment


  5. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of support, big intern community

    Cons

    the work was mundane and repititive and low salary

    Advice to Management

    make intern jobs more interesting


  6. "Excellent employer to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace work environment. Good vibrant place, lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    None, excellent place , good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Exec"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and products and commitment to clients

    Cons

    Too much to do and takes time to get through process to ensure integrity

  8. "Extreme Blue Internship"

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    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Graphic Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really rewarding and well run internship experience. Decent wage and excellent learnings.

    Cons

    Politics at the company were very frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Please can you Hire more designers.


  9. "IBMers create a relaxed and focused environment."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a heritage of innovative technology and service development.

    IBM has invested in a broad and varied cyber security portfolio of products and services. This allows IBM to create compelling security solutions for our clients.

    Cons

    Over burden on questionable administrative reports. Too much focus on meeting internal KPIs. Feels like you are being micro managed.

    Advice to Management

    Free up staff to engage with our clients.


  10. "The Ups and Downs of working for IBM."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people work at IBM, huge client base.

    Cons

    Very poor compensation, miles behind other tech businesses. Zero job security.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff, and at least try to narrow the pay gap with other large companies. Put an end to non stop redundancy programs.


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