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Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Reinventing as a "startup""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of potential if you focus on blockchain, cloud or Watson. Resources galore. Great group on research. They invest well in sales program

    Cons

    Give it At least until q3 2017 to get its act together on its priorities. Also they are doing a bit of downsizing in Q2


  2. "Change may be necessary but it's painful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top quality, intelligent people. Decent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Mass departures. Morale very low.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your employees as nothing more than interchangeable numbers, don't expect loyalty.


  3. "Having 2+ years of hands on experience on Linux"

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    Current Employee - Linux Administrator in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Linux Administrator in Armonk, NY

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

    Pros

    Management is very good in IBM. Work culture is awesome

    Cons

    As IBM is a giant in its own world they have multiple teams even for a single technology. So, learning scope is bit less there.


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  5. "IT Support- good pay stressful job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good, flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor contractor management, stressful calls


  6. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Independent
    Work-Life Balance
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Lake of training and practice
    Not very structured missions


  7. "Love the company and its culture"

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    Current Employee - Service Integration Leader in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Service Integration Leader in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work if you like a work life balance. Company thinks for its employees and the policies reflect the same. No swipe in and out, the culture in this company is that if you have work you just need to do it, time in office is not relevant.

    Cons

    Its a giant and any changes (positive) are slow to implement. The middle layer of management is not something I would expect from a tier 1 IT company maybe because a lot of them have evolved from entry level technical streams. If you are in India and you hope of onsite opportunities then this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Due to cost pressures (I guess) the company lacks onsite presence. Even the US employees seldom travel to the client location thus creating the image of IBM as a faceless organization. Clients like to have people in their location.


  8. "Good Company with Great Growth Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training and promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Fast paced, requires learning and personal development

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and consider outside investment to grow even faster


  9. "Waste of time with unacceptable policies!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Job security (But one needs to follow IBM policies blindly even when it is not possible)
    - Leave policy

    Cons

    - No work ( All you'll get to hear is projects are in pipeline)
    - No transportation facility ( difficult for anyone commuting from far area)
    - No decent hike ( Don't except a good hike forever)
    - Lots of employees on bench not getting a project for more than a year.
    - They'll ask you to relocate to another city if situation demands without any hike in your salary.
    - Notice period rules and regulations - Only HR and Management gets to decide. Employee becomes a fool as he has no idea when to put down the papers since management can ask you to leave within few days instead of serving 3 months notice period which leaves the employee with no work for another few months until he/she joins another company.
    - I have seen other companies taking their employees outside for team bonding and fun but IBM doesn't believes in this policy.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure a lots of advice can be taken from cons section!


  10. "IBMer's feedback"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Kolkata (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexible work timing and irrespective of the location the employee is in , can work with the account. There is a diverse culture and great learning exposure.

    Cons

    Salary increment is not so good, plus onshore opportunities are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "IBM for the long-term employee"

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    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training/Education, WFH, Collaborative, Competent, Cognitive applications/technologies

    Cons

    Career growth, Compensation growth, Vacation leave, Cost of health benefits


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