IBM
3,9 out of 5 stars.
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews
IBM Employee Review

Good place to learn new technology

4,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
8 February 2019
In general, IBM is a really good place if you want to learn work in a place where you can learn new technologies. Their pay pay at least when you start is competitive. However, unless you get a very high rating during the annual review your pay increase will be small or none. There is a lot of very smart people there and it is very hard to get the best rating unless your manager really like you. That is unfortunate because you can have an entire department that is very smart and it comes down to a judgement call in terms of who gets a higher rating. The culture in general is good. However, there are constant turnover because of the annual layofff's.
Ratings by category
3,0Work/Life Balance
4,0Salary/Benefits
2,0Job Security/Advancement
3,0Management
4,0Culture
Pros
Good initial compensation. Good culture at the line level.
Cons
Hard to get a good rating. Lots of layoff's.
Was this review helpful?
Similar reviews
5,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
18 November 2020
Complex bid manager (Former Employee) - Johannesburg, Gauteng
Loads of live and in house training available for the advancement of your skills. Being a global company exposure to the latest market trends. travel to sales academy's overseas paid by company.
Pros
Training
Cons
Corporate method of promotions very slow
Was this review helpful?
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
8 June 2020
Technical Specialist (Current Employee) - IBM Century City
A new environment is more challenging, while you're at it you want to move, there's bottleneck on Managers not allowing you to grow and keeping you stagnant on the same role for their benefit. As an individual you need to understand that you're there to serve at the same time not neglecting your growth and aspirations.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, working outside your prescribed normal hours, taking more responsibilities than what anticipated.
Was this review helpful?
3,0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
26 February 2020
Audit Manager and Quality Manager (Current Employee) - Johannesburg, Gauteng
IBM is a company that helps employees develope their skill, so employees can stay relevant in a competative global market. At IBM employees are encouraged to become innovators and pioneers to drive the 4th industrial revolution.
Was this review helpful?
  1. Good place to learn new technology