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IBM Stuttgart Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1043 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "Master Thesis and Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Master Thesis and in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Former Intern - Master Thesis and in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I recently finished my MS in Computers from TU Ilmenau Germany. I did my internship and Master Thesis in collaboration with IBM. I worked as a Data Scientist during the entire work period. It was an amazing experience to work in IBM. It provided an excellent exposure to its data analytical technologies and services.

    Cons

    IBM does not have the policy to pay monthly salary during the Master Thesis. This might be improved and taken into consideration.


  2. "Financial Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive IT Specialist in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Executive IT Specialist in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great people, deep history and insight

    Cons

    terrible senior management, strategy like a hedge fund, short sighted

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poor social life, Poor mentorship, didn't feel that i'm in a multinational company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Intern in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good work life balance
    - no work stress

    Cons

    - Very poor Mentorship during my internship, in terms of requirements, or keeping up or things you learn during your internship. specially with interns if you are not self motivated you wont get any requirements nor guidance.
    - Very poor social life, i spend most of the days talking to no one, going to eat alone, working alone. no common activities, during my 6 month internship there was one social event, i got even invitation with an email in German language ( although my German is not that good and everyone knows about it)
    - Very common that in coffee breaks, people around speak in German and keep you totally isolated.
    - Although everyone knew that i don't speak German, i got a contract in German language, when i asked the HR for translation or even a pdf text copy of the contract so i use google translator !! , they said they don't have one !!
    - HR also refused to help me finding an apartment
    - Tons of Emails in German you get everyday, even direct emails considering issues in your laptop.
    - Catering machines don't have English labels
    - IBM buildings are getting very old and depressing, they are very far from stuttgart city. either to stay in beoblingen city or spend around 40 mins everyday to arrive to work Everymorning

    Advice to Management

    create better environment for students and interns.
    work to develop a better social life
    IBM Deutschland need a lot of work to be a real "multinational" company


  4. "?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    rather high job security though

    Cons

    a very rigid corporate culture with little transparency

    Advice to Management

    get rid of middle management


  5. "Klasse Arbeitgeber"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Former Employee - Sales in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tolles Arbeitsklima, nette und kompetente Kollegen

    Cons

    Arbeitszeitenwünsche werden nicht immer berücksichtigt


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Shareholder Value ist wichtiger als die Wertschätzung der MA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales, BDE in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales, BDE in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Modernes global agierendes und innovatives Unternehmen; Flexible Arbeitszeiten, Home Office Möglichkeit; Gesundheitsticket für Mitarbeiter; excellente Kantine in Ehningen; gutes Betriebsklima, es gibt durchaus spannende und interessante Aufgaben bei IBM, wenn man nicht so viel Wert auf ein gutes Gehalt legt

    Cons

    Leistungen für Mitarbeiter wurden in den letzten 10 Jahren immer weiter reduziert; Gehaltentwicklung unter dem Marktdurchschnitt - zum Teil unter der Inflationsrate ; es wird gespart wo es geht; Abhängigkeit von Deutschland von Unternehmensleitung in US ist immer wieder nachteilig und bremst; keine Entscheidungskraft im Land, wirkt sich frustrierend und demotivierend auf MA aus

    Advice to Management

    Ohne Motivation der MA wird es wohl immer schwerer werden


  7. "Stabiler Unternehmen aber wenig Karrierewachstum"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sehr gut Work-Life Balance, Home Office, stabiler Unternehmen

    Cons

    Wenig Karrierewachstum, Projekte können auch nicht immer spannend sein. Mehr Bürokratie

    Advice to Management

    Bessere Mentoring für neue Angestellte

  8. "Unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Werkstudent in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Werkstudent in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Einfach innerhalb der Firma den Job zu wechseln

    Internationale Projekte

    Tägliche Herausforderungen

    Super Kollegen

    Diverses Standort-Portfolio

    Erstaunlich viele Standorte

    Cons

    Berichterstatten ist schwierig

    Sehr hohe Verkaufsziele

    Ständiges Umstrukturieren

    Das ist alles, soweit ich das aus eigener Erfahrung beurteilen kann


  9. Helpful (1)

    "die besten Jahre sind weit weg"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leitender IT-Spezialist in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender IT-Spezialist in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    ein paar gute Möglichkeiten für eine Karriere im Personalmanagement

    Cons

    - Gehalt ist in den letzten Jahren gesunken

    - Vertriebsfördergelder

    Advice to Management

    Geld ist die beste Motivation


  10. "Schöne Stelle"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studentische Hilfskraft in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Studentische Hilfskraft in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    * sehr gute Karriereaussichten
    * Jobs in allen Bereichen vom Verkauf bis zur Forschung
    * freundliche und höchst intelligente Leute

    Cons

    * manchmal nicht nachvollziehbare Managemententscheidungen

    Advice to Management

    Rücken Sie von der Wall-Street-Denke ab.


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