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The most popular benefits at IBM include Health Insurance, 401K Plan and Vacation & Paid Time Off. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at IBM listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at IBM.

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51 English reviews out of 51

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15 July 2020

Pros

You get to switch project/products every 3 or 4 years, depending on what is trending. The projects loosely follow Agile methodologies. Saying you know Agile and GIT is a plus. Benefits are good, more options for medical insurances, IBM lags behind on onsite perks like free food, but it is trying to entice new blood to join, so there is a lot of new-hire benefits and events.

Cons

When there is layoffs, which comes every other year, it is more important to be in good terms with your management and being in the right product in the right work location. Else the layoffs come regardless of your skills. Below average salary once you've been in the company 5 years. Bad business decisions leads to layoffs. Agile methodologies means there is zero downtime between the product releases.

Benefits are good, more options for medical insurances, IBM lags behind on onsite perks like free food, but it is trying to entice new blood to join, so there is a lot of new

15 July 2020

Reviewed by: Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (Current Employee)

17 December 2020

Pros

Generally, the people at IBM are all amazing. It is extremely rare to find anyone rude or arrogant. There are a lot of people that care within IBM, and there is a real sense of community.

Cons

*Disclaimer: I am a UK based employee. There are a lot of little things that make me personally feel like more of a number rather than a person. The lack of employee appreciation, the disconnect between upper management and the rest of employees, no free tea or coffee (UK Based), the recent and savage redundancies which have left many feeling betrayed, the list could go on. Though some of these are minor things they have a big impact, especially when you look towards other companies, smaller companies, who are able to offer so much more to their staff. Personally, I feel less and less valued, especially as someone within the technical community. Much of the praise given goes out to the Sellers or Consultants who bring in the big bucks not to technical professional who actually MAKE the solutions. This is furthered by a majority of Executives being from a consultancy background rather than technical, so as a "techie" in what was a "tech" company, there is a disconnect. Career wise, you can progress. But it will take a lot of time and require you to have a number of specific "badges" to tick the boxes. Speaking from a technical standpoint. Your career pathway can be heavily influenced simply by what part of IBM you are in. Within the team I work in at the moment, our designer took much much longer to progress simply because our part of the business did not have a set guideline for what a designer requires in terms of experience/badges in order to progress. If, as a techie you wanted to progress into senior roles, the majority of the time you would have to step away from being technical to consulting, as the levels of seniority just aren't there.

Advice to Management

Please be more conscious with what you show to us employees. The recent town halls to celebrate Ginni felt extremely out of touch, with stories of lavish meetings and giving expensive gifts all whilst making 20% of your work force redundant in Europe. Couple this with the recent security test phishing email that claimed that employees were being given a free amazon voucher worth £XX and it really feels like a kick in the teeth during a sensitive time.

The lack of employee appreciation, the disconnect between upper management and the rest of employees, no free tea or coffee (UK Based), the recent and savage redundancies which have left many feeling betrayed, the list could go on.

17 December 2020

Reviewed by: Software Developer in Portsmouth, England (Current Employee)

24 June 2021

Pros

Excellent perks relating to health insurance as well other things like massages and free gym membership

Cons

Work/life balance isn't the best and newcomers are expected to work longer hours

Excellent perks relating to health insurance as well other things like massages and free gym membership

24 June 2021

Reviewed by: Associate Software Engineer (Former Contractor)

23 April 2020

Pros

Office timings are flexible, can have worklife balance

Cons

No benefits, poor hikes, they hardly provide you with free coffee.

No benefits, poor hikes, they hardly provide you with free coffee.

23 April 2020

Reviewed by: Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (Current Employee)

27 February 2020

Pros

More than having the best experience, I would say it was bad when it comes to team work and how they treat their employees. Horrible experience as even when women tried complaining that they were being harassed and not treated well by the process managers, knowledge manager and SME's they still supported them and ruined our peace as girls were not feeling safe to work. There was no action taken and the knowledge manager said "no one can do anything to me because I have a lot of influence" The infrastructure is good, other than that everything was horrible. No free coffee or tea, no free food/coupons provided, there were so many rats, cockroaches, mosquitos and lizards falling on people. No appreciation and if you would require anything you will have to favour the manager and so much politics. No growth, no one helps in case if you have any doubts about the process. No internal movement given, but people who keep hanging out with the managers and not having experience get their work done better. Talents cannot be shown out.

Cons

Leaves are not given, not approved . Even if you are sick they mark it as Planned leave and make sure your Planned leaves are exhausted. Quality scores cannot be achieved as there are so many worst parameters which is not even necessary. Few ppl must be thrown out as they do(managers) have basic knowledge about the process. No two way cab. No safety for ladies. Washrooms have bad smell. Shift allowances aren't given at all. I dunno who eats up all our money and salary isn't given properly. Was very upset about the salary. Cannot take break at all. Even if women needs to use the toilet they must ask permission and punch aux n leave, cannot take breaks at all. They don't give time to eat. Working hours is more than 10 hours. 10 hours itself is too much and we work extra.

Advice to Management

Please treat employees well, they aren't you're maids, respect women and give them security. Two way cabs must be provided. And also salary must be provided as spoken, do not cheat on the shift allowances. Reduce the working hours

No free coffee or tea, no free food/coupons provided, there were so many rats, cockroaches, mosquitos and lizards falling on people.

27 February 2020

Reviewed by: Technical Support Analyst in Bangalore (Former Employee)

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