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Updated July 17, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - IX in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - IX in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - fun team
    - great environment

    Cons

    - lack of office space


  2. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and employees are the company's biggest asset

    Cons

    Nothing as yet in my 2 year stint till date

  3. "Flexi work environment and great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement
    High performance and outcome /results oriented
    Diverse and international workforce
    Big organization with many different job roles
    Many learning opportunity and learning resources

    Cons

    Complex layers of management matrix and approvals
    Difficult to work across different business units

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is typically lack of understanding the true situation on the ground, rely heavily on layers of management
    Uneven resource allocation to different business units


  4. "IBM Lab services"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Management
    Actively promote consultants to enable on new technologies
    IBM invests on its employee's and provides several options to grow internally
    Technology focused company
    Strong ethics

    Cons

    It takes time to get used to the system, be patient


  5. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowing latest technologies from IBM systems

    Cons

    not many benefits for contractors


  6. "Losing its touch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Treating employees as a number on a spreadsheet

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting is overriding customer experience


  7. "Learned to multi task with limited resources"

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    Current Contractor - Account Focal in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Account Focal in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of new thing to learn

    Cons

    Have to handle many things with things with limited resources

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate employees

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A big international technology company.

    Cons

    Due to its size, very complex hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Company structure needs to be lean.


  9. "Best of IBM is the BEST!"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Delivery Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a great company to work with. It's open door policy, allows employee to walk into anyone's cubicle including the top of the organization to have a transparent discussion and share ideas.
    IBM recognises top 1000 contributors each year who have demonstrated leadership in 'delivering client values' and contributed towards IBM's growth. This is called "Best of IBM" or in other words "Club of one thousand" award. It has been great privileged for me to get recognised this year; and be part of the success celebration. IBM Honouree is allowed to bring his/her partner to this event where employee get a chance to meet colleagues from other part of the world and other business units. This also foster collaboration and belongingness.
    The key aspect of this event is; IBM recognises employee's partner/spouse/parents for employee's success and hence IBM's success.

    Cons

    It is too big and hence complex


  10. "Once A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely, good colleagues & managers, company trying to move in the right direction, in an attempt to correct years of mismanagement.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, employee benefits reducing year by year, jobs moving to lower cost regions.
    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and customers first over the shareholder.


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