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Updated September 18, 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. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hursley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hursley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, high salary, great perks - including provate health insurance

    Cons

    management can be a little old-fashioned and resistant to change


  2. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working conditions, such as working from home.

    Cons

    Very process heavy, often making it difficult to resolve customer problems

    Advice to Management

    Review some of the key processes.

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Work from home

    Cons

    Promotion is very very slow.
    Salary increment is not great


  4. "consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to work and socalise

    Cons

    work long hours and late nights

    Advice to Management

    flexibility of staff


  5. "Ap"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork, Excellent Industry domain knowledge, End to end IT

    Cons

    Too much admin, Bureaucratic, need to modernise the outlook


  6. "Losing ground to the competition."

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    Former Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people who want to make a positive difference.

    Cons

    Products have not kept up with the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.


  7. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Hursley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Offering Manager in Hursley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM represents a very stable environment, with great flexibility, solving customer problems with great inventiveness. A great place to work with great people. The culture is hard to beat.

    Cons

    Downsides of IBM are usually around it's size, it can be difficult to achieve things in a large organisation and sometimes it takes time to get the tanker to turn!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you understand what your employees are working on and set clear goals so that everyone can pull together to achieve the end game.

  8. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant place to be at the moment

    Cons

    Nothing really springs to mind

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Dynamic Company"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, Fast moving, Sales Oriented, Delivery Focus

    Cons

    Process can be constraining at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible to conditions on the ground.


  10. "Just a brand"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a good brand on your CV.
    Laid back environment and flexible working hours (depending on your position and manager)

    Cons

    IBM tries to sell itself as a Google or Microsoft. While they are lagging behind in financial rewards. A meek bonus and 0 annual increase in salary. Time to move ship unfortunately.

    Slow process although they try to sell themselves as an agile company.

    Advice to Management

    Check the market on the pay scale


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