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Updated 14 December 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Big Blue Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities, interesting projects, education programs

    Cons

    high workload, strongly process driven


  2. "Work from home and friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did an internship for 1 year and stayed as a gradate for another year. We can work from home from time to time. Everybody is so nice and teaches me a lot of stuff generously.

    Cons

    Not I can think of. I only want to switch job because I don't want to stay in IT industry.

  3. "Project manager, geo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    A good work-life balance
    Flexible working arrangements if you belong to global team

    Cons

    Organisational restructure often occurs to be global-aligned and it could lead to employees feeling insecure.


  4. "Working at IBM"

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    Former Employee - Client Account Executive in Sydney
    Former Employee - Client Account Executive in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great innovation in technology, new cloud services embody the ecosystem of open standards and the API economy

    Cons

    Need to stay internally politically well connected at all times

    Advice to Management

    Live by IBM values not the metrics of volume sales


  5. "Digital Development rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of technology solutions

    Cons

    Silos, internal competition, slow, aggressive


  6. "A blue chip with pretty good options"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Southport
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Southport
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational, better than average people management, generally ethical, flexibility including work from home, wide range of career paths, don't have to excel to stand out in some teams, pay often above market medians

    Cons

    24x7 globalised company, always expecting more, disconnected execs, profit over people, lots of PR spin, outsourced labour poorly controlled, US-centric philosophy, bureaucracy like nothing else, slow moving

    Advice to Management

    Ditch exec deadwood, support people, so focussing purely on stock price as meaningless EPS roadmaps


  7. "Test analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work. Good career growth

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work at odd hours and weekend

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The networking opportunity is great.

    Cons

    The work challenge and work pace is bit slow


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    job flexibility, working from home

    Cons

    salary, extensive slashing of benefits


  10. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Not much at all that is bad