Get the inside buzz from graduates at IBM

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

"Prepare, prepare, prepare! IBM has always got something going on so read about it..."

"I think that the culture is people orientated. It's easy to network and meet new..."

"The office decor is nice in client areas and the location in London is better than..."

"Hours can be flexible if you have to travel far. Sometimes you have to work long..."

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

"They have a scheme called 'giveback'. At any time, and as often as you like, you..."

"The process involves: online competency-based application form (e.g. give us an example..."

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

"There are recycling bins and lights that turn off automatically."

"As well as my project manager, I also have a graduate manager that is in charge of..."

"The company actively recruits women, and does well for a technology company, although..."

"You have to work very hard and fill out your promotion case in lots of detail. You..."

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

"There is a lot of variety in the work that I do. Some of it is quite standard PowerPoint/spreadsheet/report..."

"The many opportunities for training and the great breadth of the company - there..."

"There are so many graduates and interns that it can feel as though your work is less..."

"IBM is over 100 years old."

"Varied, exciting, challenging!"

"I wanted to work for a global brand offering a high level of training, a variety..."

"Training opportunities are good at IBM: you are encouraged to complete specific mandatory..."

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

"I would have liked a longer induction period."

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