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Updated December 14, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Be a part of something great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Autonomy. Growth potential. Love the culture and the people I work with. Management support. Engaging projects.

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  2. "Not the best, not the worst"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Better pay than my last job
    I have quite a bit of flexibility in this position

    Cons

    Horrible Benefits
    Outdated Systems/Technology
    Work/Life Balance Out of Wack

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Top-down culture
    Local governance
    Location wise opportunities are little less

    Cons

    Recommend transparency in appraisal system


  4. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diverse culture.
    Good remuneration
    Strong leadership

    Cons

    Too heavily matrixed. Can be confusing for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Go leaner in senior management and matrix


  5. "Be a part of something great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Autonomy. Growth potential. Love the culture and the people I work with. Management support. Engaging projects.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.


  6. "HARD TO MOVE AROUND/LOW SALARY/DYING BUSINESS"

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    Current Employee - IPS Group in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IPS Group in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a good manager, but I have had a bad one before.

    Cons

    Dying business, low salary, hard to move around.

    Advice to Management

    give substantial salary promotions for hard work people.


  7. "IBM Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, lots of great people. They recently started adding more perks.

    Cons

    As with every large company, sometimes there can be a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    There has been quite a lot of turnover in the 4 - 6year experience range especially with top talent. Management should do better to keep their best people.

  8. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    Very less salary. No proper hike


  9. "God Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn about new technologies

    Cons

    Not easy to change projects frequently.


  10. "IBM Marcom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in class Infra
    Work Culture
    Open Door Policy
    Flexibility
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Compensation
    Promotion time frame
    Unstable / Random org changes