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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 60 ratings in 2016)
"Exciting, current and caring."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
7.7 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Be patient. The end-to-end process took about seven months. Be sure to prepare for..."

"IBM has a flexible, happy and friendly environment. There is a loose hierarchy, with..."

"We have offices up and down the country. The South Bank location, where I am based,..."

"I am required to work eight hours per day, however IBM is very flexible. Quite often..."

"The salary is more than adequate for a first job out of university."

"If you're lucky you can get to go to Wimbledon, or England rugby matches. There are..."

"The initial online process is difficult as the test is very challenging and you will..."

"I was asked how I had met each of the competencies that IBM highlights. I was also..."

"We have posters reminding us to reduce waste and carbon emissions."

"Managers are accessible but are hugely busy in their roles. Mentoring can be arranged..."

"I find IBM to be very supportive of diversity - especially in terms of LGBT and support..."

"Once a year there are promotion rounds, and it is made very clear what you have to..."

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

"Day-to-day I perform analysis, unit tests, fix problems across different coding languages,..."

"I have had lots of responsibilities offered to me at work."

"The starting salary may not be as generous as competitors. However, in my experience..."

"IBM helped to invent the barcode!"

"A good start to a career."

"The company's development focus, high quality work and good outlook on disabled people..."

"There is a vast amount of training programmes at IBM with a huge graduate budget...."

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

"A quicker recruitment process perhaps - I waited eight months to hear."

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