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IBM Madrid Reviews

Updated April 15, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 983 reviews)

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

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  1. "IBM Spain - Data Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company, great net of workmates and clients, time flexibility and top technologies and software services.

    Cons

    Low wages for IT technicians and lack of company-worker relationship.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You never stop learning, good people doing great things. You can read about the rest everywhere. Perfect place for international careers.

    Cons

    Nothing - everything worked perfectly

  3. "Learning and innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning resources, multicultural, career plan, training, innovation

    Cons

    a bit slow in processes and decision making


  4. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Courses, training, travelling, environment and salary

    Cons

    Long projects, males dominant schema,


  5. "Big company with old prestige that has no clear definition where they want to be in the next 20 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can learn from many differentes areas

    Cons

    high demand of work, lot of presure, poor recognition, hogh rate of employees leaving the company


  6. "Nice company to work in"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative and global work force.

    Cons

    Benefits have been declining lately.


  7. "Grat place. Easy jobrole mobility"

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    Current Employee - IT Architect in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have lots of resources at your hands, plenty of information/documents ...etc. There are also challenging projects and you can work in new and interesting areas. If your interests change, it's rather easy changing job inside IBM, sometimes you are changed, and that gives new experiencies.

    Cons

    Bureucrazy can be really heavy. Sometimes top management is not really aware of what happens on the ground.

  8. "System IT Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, Homework, social beneficts, laptops, a lot of technology. The people always are ready for you and helps you

    Cons

    It´s very dificult to upload inside the company and the salary sometimes you cannot earn the money you deserve


  9. "Exploitation of employees"

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and a modern work environment

    Cons

    - Low salary (16 000 eur per year)
    - Stressful due to a lot of responsibility and heavy workload
    - Temporary contract during three years. After that IBM will fire the employee instead of giving a fixed contract. Spanish work laws give the companies a right to do so.
    - No salary rise even after working several years
    - No possibility to climb the latter whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  10. "joined from an acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance. freedom to do whatever you want.

    Cons

    Mid-management level very poor, with little or no experience outside IBM. Generally speaking and from the perspective of an acquired employee: very, very slow, static, old, endogamic. very matrix company with 8-10 sellers working in the same account with different interests. impossible to visit a client without first keeping dozens of useless internal meetings.

    Advice to Management

    go out and work somewhere else ... it will surprise you how things are out there


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