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Updated March 29, 2018
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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. "mr"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Freelancer - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    good company and salary especially for permanent employee

    Cons

    competitive and individual work and less collaborative

    Advice to Management

    be innovative, improve social skill and teamwork building


  2. "Data Scientist Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Data Scientist Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Intern - Data Scientist Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern

    Pros

    1. workload is not that hard
    2. big names

    Cons

    1. the training process for intern is not enough

  3. "No job security"

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    Current Contractor - Data Center Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Data Center Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment.
    Good colleague working together

    Cons

    Renewal of contract is getting from bad to worst

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractor as part of the family please


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good opportunity for career growth
    -can look for opportunities in other teams located in other countries
    -can work from home

    Cons

    -pay is average compared to other IT companies in Singapore


  5. "Sales Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance. easy job.

    Cons

    no suitable for ambitious young people. more of a place for retirement.


  6. "A sinking ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advantage from its tradition, customer base and management methodologies;
    Innovation is still encouraged (and rewarded, although not too handsomely);
    To some extent, still encourage open communication

    Cons

    Seems to be squeezing employees' benefit in order to fulfil the shareholders'. Slow increment, little bonus and declining medical benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay more attention to the employees' welfare


  7. "Internship in IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good mentor ship
    - Involved in their real project, not give you a random stuff to do
    - Free working style/envinronment
    - Good teamwork & communications

    Cons

    It is a quite nice experience in IBM, no cons

  8. "A decade plus of delightful association"

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    (a) Freedom to uncover challenges and resolve them
    (b) Pride in association with a Global brand
    (c) Flexibility and Support to perform multiple roles within the same company
    (d) Appreciation from managers
    (e) Surplus opportunities to sign up for programs outside of usual work responsibilities. Some CSR activities include Corporate Service Corps, Smarter Cities Challenge, Health Corps

    Cons

    Yet to find any cons - will update when I find them

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pls "Apply Thought" for everything we do.
    We will only get better and prove to the world that "Perfection can be IMPROVED!!"


  9. "Procurement Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Student in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open Culture
    Tech-driven
    Plenty of opportunities to learn if you're willing to pursue them

    Cons

    Instructions from higher-ups not clear at times

    Advice to Management

    Could have a better communication structure between senior management and junior teams


  10. "Good Boss and Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big corporation with good training

    Cons

    Salary is the thing which can be improved


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