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IBM London Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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London, England (UK)

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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Consulting by Degrees Graduate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Business Technology Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Business Technology Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    many opportunities
    a lot of training
    help is always there if you need it
    community full of friendly people
    international opportunities
    exposure to very senior people

    Cons

    sometimes long working hours
    sometimes need to travel a lot (which could also be a plus)
    very competitive internally


  2. "(Bluewolf) Has gone downhill"

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay package with some great benefits and discounts
    - A lot of great people to work alongside
    - Decent effort by the company to entertain employees despite budgets

    Cons

    - Machiavellian politics has been on the rise for a long while and is really affecting morale
    - At least 80% of employees from 2 years ago have left and the culture changed with it
    - IBM admin is horrible, and being a cog in the wheel not just as a person, but as a company is equally as horrible
    - No signs of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Whatever you have been doing this past year has done nothing to help or change the situation. I don't know the solution, but it does not lie in this path that you are taking.

  3. "Workforce Analytics GBS"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very professional forward looking company

    Cons

    None a forward looking company

    Advice to Management

    None , they are moving with the trend!


  4. "Great place to do a graduate scheme"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Graduate support
    Project variety
    Access to learning + career dev
    Travel

    Cons

    Travel
    Can get lost/lack purpose on big projects


  5. "Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Opportunities, international clientele, complex and interesting assignments, good quality colleagues, some great managers

    Cons

    Network is key to promotion and getting good assignments, very process heavy, too much time spent on reporting up rather than wining work


  6. "Programme Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to knowledge of latest technologies

    Cons

    Constant cutbacks and offshore delivery at expense of value


  7. "Anonymous Review"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working. I’m able to work remotely as needed as most of my team is located in different markets and offices. Endless opportunities to meet incredible people and move into new roles with new challenges.

    Cons

    Career progression is incredibly slow. Political corporate environment. Lots of job cuts. I pay for hot water in my office.

  8. "getting better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Tech Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Tech Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people and good team

    Cons

    process and tools are really old


  9. "Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great story
    Good salary/package
    Good products
    Good location

    Cons

    Fear of job losses
    Short term decision making

    Advice to Management

    More long-term view on the great people that work there....


  10. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with - Strong technology

    Cons

    Huge organisation - At times difficult to navigate efficiently


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