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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 60 ratings in 2016)
"A company that is innovative, influential and intellectual."
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...

"Know your stuff about the company and their technology. During group tasks, make..."

"The graduate community is great and there are always a lot of social events going..."

"It's in a good location but the fact that there is no kettle means that buying hot..."

"My working hours depend highly upon the project. I currently work 9:00am-6:00pm,..."

"I receive a decent starting salary, and I believe that it can grow quickly."

"Being on the graduate scheme there are events being held regularly. Training in my..."

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

"Both my interviews were fairly relaxed. I spoke about my work experience and examples..."

"One of IBM's big initiatives is being green. There is recycling in all major areas,..."

"Management has been very accessible in my case and there are good mentors. However,..."

"IBM are a leader in the area and diversity is truly embedded in the culture."

"It depends how hard you work basically. If you want to progress, you will – if..."

"There are lots of opportunities for what we call 'giveback' to the community, with..."

"This really varies. I can get tasks that are of a high quality and hold a lot of..."

"The ability to receive the help you need when you need helps you to learn and de..."

"IBM can be bureaucratic at times, and there is a lot of paperwork involved in most..."

"IBM made the first smartphone called Simon!"

"Exciting, ground-breaking and prestigious."

"Their value and passion for making the world a better place."

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

"Our company sees Giveback (voluntary work) as extremely important. And some of what..."

"It can seem as though some of the roles that are completed are a little easy for..."

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