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IBM Madrid Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • 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

  3. "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....)


  4. "Technology Solutions Leader"

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    • 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.


  5. "Great Big Blue"

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    • 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


  6. "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


  7. "IBM Spain - Data Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Learning and innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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,


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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


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