Get the inside buzz from graduates at IBM

7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 60 ratings in 2016)
"Varied, exciting, challenging!"
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
8.0 / 10
7.2 / 10
8.8 / 10
7.7 / 10


  • Graduate employees appreciate the opportunity to work on large projects that have big impacts.
  • Managers and mentors are very accessible and give regular feedback and advice.
  • Working hours are flexible and enable graduates to have a good work/life balance.
  • The company is committed to diversity and helps people to work around family.


  • Some areas of the job can require quite a lot of travelling.
  • IBM is so large that graduates may struggle to stand out.
  • The amount of information to take on board when starting at IBM can be a little confusing.
  • Some employees felt that the offices could have benefited from more facilities.

What insiders say about...

"Practise recognising number patterns for the test, which is the same as the online..."

"The hierarchy within the organisation is fairly relaxed, people from all levels work..."

"The offices are not always aesthetically pleasing, but are still very social places..."

"Work hours are long, but flexible - if you do the job then it doesn't matter how..."

"The salary is good to start with, and the fact I am on expenses on my project makes..."

"There's a reasonable amount of travel available for both projects and training (Prague,..."

"To apply, I completed an online application which took me five days to write and..."

"My interview consisted of questions on my technical background, and I also had questions..."

"We are encouraged not to print so as to reduce paper waste."

"Managers seem to genuinely care for their units but they can be too busy to have..."

"I have particularly noticed how flexible IBM is in relation to maternity leave and..."

"IBM offers many opportunities to progress. The company is huge so there are a lot..."

"The IBM giveback scheme organises events to help out local communities and small..."

"I am working alongside customer experience design with internal and external customers...."

"There are great opportunities to work for top clients doing a wide variety of wo..."

"I have found that there is a flip side to being flexible, and I feel expected to..."

"It's 104 years old, and constantly reinvents itself to be essential in the world's..."

"Structured, innovative, driven!"

"The reason why I applied here is because I know that IBM is a highly prestigious..."

"I've been on several soft skills and hard skills training courses most recently at..."

"The company run events at a grass roots level, taking on employees from a wide range..."

"I would like more social events, especially within GBS."

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