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Updated January 9, 2019
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1080 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Depending on your manager and colleagues, it can be a pretty good place to work at. Pushes you to go for personal improvement, go for patents, etc. Good chance you might have to travel. A good amount of work flexibility.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, so there's a certain level of bureaucracy that might make it difficult to make changes. Bonus is almost non-existent. Also a good chance you might have to travel.


  2. "Operation Director"

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

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

    Pros

    It is an equal opportunity employer. Fast Moving. Plenty of Opportunities to learn new stuff and cutting edge stuff! Pragmatic. No Frill. Strategically Intent. Globally connected. Working at anywhere, at anywhere.... Seamlessly integrated. Far Sighted core leaders!

    Cons

    This is a place that makes you feel your skill has a limited shelf-life. Change is an ever Constant. Brutal cost cutting in low return areas....dwindling employees' benefits. Figuratively...you need to run very fast and smart!

    Advice to Management

    It is essential to find a delicate balance point between happy employees, the focus on client first and meeting shareholders' return expectation!

  3. "It is a ok company to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Technology revolution . If you are techy it is a good place to be

    Cons

    Managers who knows nothing and only contracts

    Advice to Management

    Remove all managers and get new ones


  4. "Great Learning Environment"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My supervisor was very helpful and gave me a lot of guidance on the job. I was also given my own project where I had full autonomy to make my own decision.

    Cons

    Not a lot of perks like free food or relaxed zone


  5. "Great experience and environment - low pay"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, dynamic environment, good company which works for good.

    Cons

    Low pay, 2000 SGD / month for interns at IBM Research Singapore


  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great pay
    -Flexible working arrangement
    -great peers

    Cons

    -Project opportunities in certain areas may be hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    -


  7. "Awful experience"

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    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    well known organization and I see nothing else to mention as pros

    Cons

    everyday working extra hours without OT payment, overwhelmed work load, no career advancement,

  8. "Mentee"

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    Former Intern - Mentee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Mentee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional, exciting and fun, great people I met in the team

    Cons

    tight timeline, be prepared for challenges!

    Advice to Management

    you guys rock


  9. "Good flexibility"

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    gives you the freedom to explore and research for solutions

    Cons

    repetitive work tasks, slow work rate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Good to build a large network and make friends
    People generally helpful
    Looks good on a CV

    Cons

    They might be the lowest paying tech giant out there so a lot of people treat it as a temporary work place to put that big name on their CV
    Loyal employees are not getting nearly what they actually deserve
    When they decide to move to another country, don't expect much cushioning (if any)

    Advice to Management

    Lose the CEO. 20+ quarters of losses and the only way they were able to show earnings lately was due to currency fluctuations. Everyone saw through the propaganda. If you want to get rid of hardware and pursue software, you need a big breakthrough, because you're late to the punch when it comes to AI, cloud and quantum among others


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