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IBM Madrid Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1045 reviews)

  • "low salary slow complex not competetive" (in 484 reviews)

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  1. "Senior consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brand and reputation
    Size of client engagements

    Cons

    Salary and professional carreer after 40 years on

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire people from ACC. IT is not worth it


  2. "If you're a Pied Piper fan, this is more like Hooli"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great human quality
    - Career opportunities
    - Schedule flexibility
    - Wider business view

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to the competition
    Too much bureaucracy
    Management layer is too big, slow and sometimes inefficient
    If you're a Pied Piper fan, this is more like Hooli

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees growth

  3. "Bad employers"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility
    work from home
    it is suitable to people that only want their salary and rutine.

    Cons

    low salaries
    no benefits or bonuses
    without possibilities of progress


  4. "IT Solutions Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talking about technologies, IBM has the widest range of technological products and resources

    Cons

    Internal procedures are slow and heavy


  5. "IBM is a great company able to reinvent itself"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Presales Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is so big that you can change and have different roles overtime.
    It adapts to the market, so you can grow and evolve as IBM does.

    Cons

    It big size makes it difficult for adaptation the first time you get in.


  6. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, full of opportunities
    Culture and diversity
    Strong in strategy and execution

    Cons

    Internal processes and bureaucracy in some areas


  7. "Too much burocracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of job opportunities, a lot of (new and interestinng) areas to work in,

    Cons

    Too much burocracy. Its very difficult to get anything (from a mouse for the laptop to a TRAM)

  8. "Digital Sales Specialist ITS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist ITS in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist ITS in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    experience of a big multinational company, international enviroment

    Cons

    No benefits: no health insurance, no company car, no international business trips, no even local trips, old Iphone 5 mobile company phone, no IPAD.

    Advice to Management

    I advice to provide more benefits to employees, comparable to Salesforces, workday, Oracle, SAP. Providing company car or car allowance, health insurance and a brand new with the latest version of the mobile phone (we are a Technology company....)


  9. "Technology Solutions Leader"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Leader in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Leader in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a company very oriented to client success.
    The culture of the company is great for the people, looking to be full inclusive. It's culture with people is supportive, looking for talent.
    IBM keeps reinventing itself, listening to the market, identifying trends and needs and being responsive to client's needs and wants.
    There is a culture of recognizing achievement.

    Cons

    It takes some time to understand IBM internals, which requires an adaptation period. With the help of people inside it will become easier and shorter the adaptation period.


  10. "Great Big Blue"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Cloud Sales in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Contractor - Cloud Sales in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing product protfolio
    One of the best companies
    Good culture
    Excellent training
    Great initiatives
    Big projects

    Cons

    Little Expenditure for many great potential initiatives
    BAD Marketing!
    Needs urgent hiring of young talent
    Plan better Global Strategies

    Advice to Management

    Optimize work, apply agile/designthinking more and more
    Really focus on commercial sector
    Partner amazing startups
    Spend money in young talent & marketing


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