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IBM Shanghai Reviews

Updated April 12, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 993 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 467 reviews)

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  1. "Work life balanced Company"

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    Current Employee - FED in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - FED in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top-notch working device. work life balance

    Cons

    really slow growth, the china police is getting worse, I dont like it.


  2. "A great place for life-work balance"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free shuttle bus, and free time schedule when to go to work

    Cons

    Maybe it is too convenient, and not proper for ambitious young people

  3. "Senior Design Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get lots of freedom conducting projects with cross-functional teams and share in openness environment.

    Cons

    The orientation is lame and the outdated internal processes do a great job pushing people out of the company even faster.

    Advice to Management

    All works take time. Current evaluation standard is not feasible and reasonable. It's time to change the measurement and establish some ownership deeply.


  4. "short review for IBM china"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    low workload
    work life balance

    Cons

    little career opportunities
    hard to get promotion


  5. "System Service Rep."

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    Former Employee - Systems Service Representative in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Systems Service Representative in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with open minded staff

    Cons

    the working load is a little bit heavy

    Advice to Management

    really good experience in management learning


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. People there are very nice.

    Cons

    The tech stack they used was old, at least for my team. The workload is too little. Not many things to learn from the job.


  7. "Transitioning"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time. Good work/life balance. Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Transitioning not fast enough. Cost control and letting go good employees

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good and careers progressing is excellent

    Cons

    Depends on the projects you are working with


  9. "team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work place and workforce are nice
    workload is not full
    huge learning course for free
    really enjoy working here...managers are professional...

    Cons

    process, process,process, not agile, not effective. like the ladies in other team, 2 case per week... the workload is too less, did not contribute enough to the company


  10. "Experience with IBM"

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    Former Employee - Capability and Solution Manager, Talent Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Capability and Solution Manager, Talent Development in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Great company to broaden your horizon, build capability and network with professionals.

    Cons

    Too structured and well organized - somehow it's not good for employees to grow in some perspectives.


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