Get the inside buzz from graduates at IBM

7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 60 ratings in 2016)
"A supportive and inspiring company to work for."
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 graduate community is great and there are always a lot of social events going..."

"It varies. I have travelled to many different IBM offices that differ massively in..."

"It's very flexible currently. This does depend a lot on what client you're working..."

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

"Expenses are paid when you are on a project and you even get extra cash when you..."

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

"What experience do you have? Why do you want to work for IBM? Why do you want to..."

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

"As a graduate, I've found managers to be very accessible and helpful. We have mentor..."

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

"The promotion process is based around approval from managers and completing evidence..."

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

"I have been given lots of responsibilities and my role is technical in nature which..."

"Being exposed to people from all across the business, from graduates to partners,..."

"There is a bureaucratic element within the company."

"IBM invented the barcode."

"Innovative, challenging, social."

"I did a placement at the company and really enjoyed it and valued the company et..."

"In the first two weeks I attended an induction. The first week I learnt all about..."

"IBM offer several internships and apprenticeships."

"Mandatory training sessions at set times each year. I'd also encourage a more social..."

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