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Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1060 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. "Tranee at ibm"

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

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

    Pros

    Too much information to grab

    Cons

    First timer not easy to go so professionally view

    Advice to Management

    Should be lesser policy.


  5. "GBS Consultant"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    - decent pay and fast promotion in early career
    - result oriented in evaluation
    - opportunities to work for different industries, technology types
    - "True blue" senior management cares about the development of future talent
    - a lot of online learning content

    Cons

    - collaboration between business units could be based more on opportunity benefit and cost sensitive
    - account opportunities vary and cost sensitive, and more technical oriented (less billable strategic work);
    - considering on the limitation of project opportunities, being idle impacts on your KPI (not supposed to be your fault but hinders your career progress);
    - not all sales work was done strategic-oriented;
    - certain managers wish to get "free work" from consultants, which contradicts to consultants' KIP (here you may need your people manager to back you as you both share the same interest in your KIP);
    - outsourced/contracted "resources" with lower cost rate and probably higher experience level could be prioritized in project assignment against full time consultants (then what's the point of hiring full time consultants?), though full time consultants could be more responsible;
    - personal KIP is kind of contradicting with company KIP in terms of proposal work, since it is not billable to customer
    - high cost rate can lead to lower headcounts / lower experience level(may not have matched skills) "resources" being allocated to delivery projects - the disconnection between the proposal opportunity owner and the delivery team could cause high pressure in later project management
    - tedious approval processes could have shorten the time for solution within the given time of proposal, which could make it tough for the workforce
    - little bonus

    Advice to Management

    - important for more APs to build up closer client relationship, such that they will not be a stranger to client in terms of gaining opportunities; local mix of race matters in terms of client relationship based on the culture of different offices;
    - to cut overhead cost and address cost rate in the right way (not by laying off the senior capable workforce); such that sales could be more competitive;


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Recruiter"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunate World Famous Brand
    Has a swanky image

    Cons

    Lousy career progression follow ups and last minute business changes which resonates to its constant retrenchment exercises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking on an overview and saving your highly paid jobs and look more organically.


  7. "No longer the Great work place"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Some work-life balance

    Cons

    Benefits are really bad now, medical are co-pay and travel freeze throughout the entire year. American MNC but some department operates like Asian MNC. Work from home and leaving work early to spend time with family is brand as slacking at work. You can forget about promotion if your family comes first.

  8. "mainframe developer"

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    Former Contractor - Mainframe Developer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Mainframe Developer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    very good company, work friendly

    Cons

    nothing like that everything is fine


  9. "Great place to learn for tech industry career"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to huge range of solutions across tech industry

    Cons

    Crazy processes and reporting requirements


  10. "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


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