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Pluses

2016

"I'm given lots of training and the flexibility to create any career I want. There's also a good salary and opportunities for regular promotions and travelling."
Graduate, London
"The work that IBM does changes the world. There aren't many companies you can work for who do this."
Graduate, London
"Lots of opportunity for learning, development, networking and outside of work activities. There's also a very social environment among the graduate community."
Graduate, Varies
"It's flexible and you have the ability to work from home. There's the chance to meet lots of different people. You also get plenty of opportunities for learning, progression and personal development."
Graduate, London
"It's very flexible. I can work in various locations across the UK for a range of clients across a range of industries. The various roles also allow you to develop an holistic skill set."
Graduate, London
"The support given, especially as part of the graduate programme. From the early professionals manager you are assigned when you join to the education and networking events provided throughout the graduate scheme, there's a lot of support to help develop your skills."
Entry level, London
"The huge number of opportunities available, not just in terms of career but socially too. Working can be flexible and IBM is very understanding of personal needs. People are almost always willing to give you their time. IBM also goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure graduates are well looked after."
Graduate, London
"The ability to manage your own time and where you work from (eg home, London, base location). There are so many opportunities to progress as far as you want to go, or to try different roles within IBM, due to the size of the company. They also offer a very competitive salary and good benefits too – these include discounts at loads of places, good pension, healthcare, car schemes etc."
Graduate, Southampton
"The ability to travel all around the UK and even Europe. I've been to Jakarta and Copenhagen in my two years. The people are always friendly, helpful and understanding."
Graduate, London
"The projects allow me to get such a vast amount of experiences as I move around different projects doing different roles. There's also a clear career progression route and information on what you need to do."
Graduate, Bristol

2015

"Flexible working is on offer, so I can work from home/a remote location, which is more convenient for me."
Graduate, London/Manchester
"There are great opportunities to work for top clients doing a wide variety of work."
Graduate, London
"There is a wide variety of project opportunities and interesting things to learn about."
Graduate, London/Various
"Being exposed to people from all across the business, from graduates to partners, allows you to build up your connections."
Graduate, London
"IBM graduates are given a lot of training, and are sent to some great events and courses."
Graduate, London
"The ability to receive the help you need when you need helps you to learn and develop."
Graduate, Winchester
"I have had lots of responsibilities offered to me at work."
Graduate, Preston
"There is lots of opportunity to change roles, so work is always new."
Graduate, London
"A plus is the ability to choose your own projects and try a variety of different roles before specialising after the graduate scheme."
Graduate, London
"I have travelled with work and gained experience working in different industries."
Graduate, London
"The job itself is rewarding and the staff are friendly and engaging."
Graduate, London
"The job roles are rotated throughout the graduate scheme, so you can gain an understanding of various business units and the department as a whole."
Graduate, London

2014

"Pluses for me are the people I work with, the fact that there is very little hierarchy, and it's a very nice and diverse community."
Entry level, London
"We have excellent training opportunities and scope for global work opportunities."
Graduate, London/Bonn
"The variety of work is a plus, and we have the ability to choose from many different types of work, and to set our own career path and goals."
Graduate, London
"The large variety of roles available and the opportunity to switch roles regularly at IBM are great."
Graduate, London
"The opportunity to work with a global, blue chip client portfolio are pluses for me."
Graduate,
"Responsibility, flexibility and the vast amount of experience gained with IBM are all pluses."
Graduate, London
"The best thing about IBM is the flexibility given to shape your own career. Being such a large company, covering practically all industries, there is always the opportunity to change roles to build your skill set further or to follow your personal interests."
Graduate, London
"IBM is a very flexible employer, and your career is open for you to bend and shape as you want to develop."
Graduate, London
"Large company, working with market leading clients on cutting edge projects."
Graduate, London
"The many opportunities for training and the great breadth of the company - there is always going to be something you can do."
Graduate, Leeds
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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