(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Mar 30th, 2021
"I worked at IBM design and there were many opportunities for mentorship. Work life balance was a challenge as there were times you weren't working a lot and times where you'd be there every night all week."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Feb 2nd, 2021
"It can be a great place to work if you get the right team. The environment is very flexible."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Canada on Dec 22nd, 2020
"The potential for a great work experience is there but also there is a layer of the company that is feeling a toxic culture. Both exist."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Dec 10th, 2020
"I've always felt like its a 'level playing field'. IBM goes beyond just their 'words' and takes action, which is apparent in their policies, culture, and even various employee groups / resources."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Sep 22nd, 2020
"Great company to work for. They encourage learning and building your career. They have great policies and care about their employees safety and work life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Aug 12th, 2020
"The people make this a great company. By building allies and demonstrating your value, you are able to design your own role and paths here. Upward mobility and work life balance are tremendous; we don't talk that publicly about this!"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Jul 27th, 2020
"I work in the finance organization at IBM, and have been with the company for around 2 years. I feel like recognition for my performance has been equal to my counterparts. I have also always had male managers, and have never felt uncomfortable or at a disadvantage as compared to my colleagues."
"nice place to work, but it's still work and work is work"
"Really depends on where you sit within the organization. with 300K+ employees and operations in 170+ countries you will be exposed to many different leaders / people. Overall I have had a positive experience and even when on male dominated teams - there were incredible allys! "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Apr 2nd, 2020
"The flexible work arrangements and parental leave policies are very good."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Pakistan on Mar 23rd, 2020
"I advised her for working here it's a good place"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Jan 9th, 2020
"There has been a definite emphasis on hiring women and diversity candidates into non-management roles, but I'm seeing the awareness to hire into management roles is improving as well."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Jan 3rd, 2020
"Enjoyable work life balance. Highly supported by management. Maternity leave was fine. Job was there when I return."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Nov 24th, 2019
"It's a super big place with many smart, accomplished and generous humans. It's a demanding environment that requires you to set boundaries that work for you. As with any employer, if you don't set boundaries, there's a very high likelihood for burnout."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Nov 13th, 2019
"I love that we have a female CEO, all our business resource groups that celebrate women at IBM. We have sessions about advancing your career, conversations explaining bands and how to move up or transition within the company. I'm making more in my role here than I have at other software companies in the past- due to an initiative to increase pay for women across the company (in my opinion)"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Oct 14th, 2019
"IBM is committed to diversity and promotes that through several different programs and organizations. You will meet many other women in technical roles here, and there are so many great ways to get involved. As with every company, there are still a few bad apples, or folks with antiquated views, but for the most part they aren't working to keep you from growing your career."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Sep 12th, 2019
"An awesome place to work. Great maternity and paternity benefits. Excellent work-life balance. I worked from my daughters home for 3 weeks while caring for my new granddaughter. My boss was awesome. You will be listened to and enjoy working here."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United Kingdom on Sep 4th, 2019
"It tends to be who you know who is important so make sure to network"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Aug 28th, 2019
"Unless you are in sales or marketing, IBM is not a good place for a high end technical engineer if you are a woman."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Aug 12th, 2019
"Great global company to work for - believes in constant re-inventing yourself and keeping current on hot skills in the industry promoting training/certifications. "
"Plenty of women in senior roles as well as opportunities to advance. In general, IBM's compensation isn't as high as comparable companies. While there are many policies to foster diversity and inclusion, there are still many outdated, de facto policies/processes that must be navigated to achieve work/life balance."
"If you are okay with being let go at any time or watching people let go at any time, then the company has other strengths to offer."
"The company has great benefits to promote familiy wellness and care; however, I found that women had to fight to get recognition and were designated to note-takers and meeting facilitators despite a differing career path."
"Pretty good work/life balance; Parental leave is good but could be improved; if working in sales in a mid-senior role, the base is low compared to other similar companies."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, India on Jun 25th, 2019
"Maternity Leave is good here. you can prolong work from home post maternity leavel."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"Avid. Inclusiveness is not a business priority for the head of R&D. One of experiences: ibm offers generous parental leave both for women and men. When my manager had a baby (fr) he came to work next day (mon). I couldn’t hide my surprise - that he came and that he hasn’t told us (me, don’t know about others) that he was expecting a baby (I had 1on1 with him the day before). In the response I was told that pregnancy more of a private thing in the US and people don’t share it with coworkers. I miscarried a year earlier, just moved from Europe, started in new team, put all my forces to work, in November was rewarded with departments Awsome Technology Award and in December received evaluation they I don’t meet expectations of bringing business value, with a comment that it’s just to stimulate me a little more. My sense of expectations was getting me crazy. I’ve never felt such pressure on my performance in 8 years of being a software engineer. And I wanted to have a baby before 35 years. I didn’t see it improving in any nearest future so when I got pregnant I left."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Jun 18th, 2019
"This is one of the most diverse and women-friendly environments I've worked in. It does depend somewhat on division and role (my previous role was in a very diverse group. This one is... a lot white guys.) That said, it is a respectful environment with people pulling in the same direction."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Russian Federation on Jun 12th, 2019
"Awesome place to work where women are given with a lot of opportunities to grow and to develop their skills while keeping a great work-life balance"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United Kingdom on Jun 3rd, 2019
"Good place for working mothers, but compensation could use some work."
"Our CEO is a woman, if that says anything at all! Women are supported, valued and heard at IBM. I came from other large companies and my experience was definitely the opposite. I truly love what IBM is doing and think having more women here would be amazing!"
"Take advantage of the women's support and business resource groups across the organization. Try to get as much of a sense of your potential team's structure, culture, etc. before signing on."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Canada on May 24th, 2019
"It's a great place for woman to work here. You can adjust working hours per your needs. You can work from home sometimes. There is a huge group to support women in technology. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on May 24th, 2019
"Very supportive for working moms, great work-life balance (can depend on the area), and fantastic maternity leave. When I go on business trips, they ship expressed milk home for free. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Chile on May 23rd, 2019
"IS a good place for mothers, they balance life with the work. "
"Included Valued Respected Challenged Recognized Rewarded Opportunity Mentors Honored Inspired "
"It is a great workplace and I enjoyed working in IBM "
"Joining IBM is one of the best career choices that I made in my life. I enjoyed how from top down everyone is sincerely supporting diversity. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Netherlands on May 21st, 2019
"Great leaders of which many female; offers flexibility such as WFH, flexible working hours, etc."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, China on May 21st, 2019
"IBM is good for women for work life balance as flexible time and place."
"Working here is phenomenal in every aspect. I am 100% treated as an equal among my male coworkers. Not to mention the great pay, flexibility, & overall welcoming office environment. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Brazil on May 21st, 2019
"IBM is a good place to woman development your potential. There are more than 80.000 course in learning platform and many them focusing on career growth, diversity culture etc. In Brazil we have a maternity license behind the law but you can extend it per 2 months more if you need and wish stay more time with your baby. We have woman and top position like Gini Romety and others. We have researchers, scientists and brilliant woman in all generations. I am a woman and I love IBM way. "
"I am new to the company after recently finishing my MBA, and the support and enthusiasm I receive at IBM is unmatched! There is a lot of focus around mentoring and education/learning and leadership is actively looking for sharp women to help usher in the next generation of success for the company. "
"The online training and development platform is very robust and can be customized based on your current role, skills you hope to improve, and roles you want to be in in the future."
"There are leadership programs to develop women in their careers. Also, there is a big focus to develop more women in Executive positions. "
"My experience in working at IBM Marketing has been nothing but positive. The majority of our leadership is female, and there is a fantastic culture of celebrating success, supporting one another, and work life balance. Overall, it is a fantastic place to work."
"Supportive programs and policies; flexible work environment; great leadership and mentors."
"It's honestly a great place to work. Hours are super flexible at IBM where it's completely understandable when life happens. Whether it comes to picking up the kids, unexpected hospital/dental runs, or anything else - hours can be flexible and done in different parts of the day. If your partner is a veteran, there's room for you to grow and develop at IBM with the amount of global roles available at IBM. This can help women to still move around with their partners while their partner is on the move. If you're expecting children, their parental leave gives us more time with our families. Our work culture is super inclusive that makes me feel like I belong. And there's just so much more. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Japan on May 21st, 2019
"Job assign equality is the most important thing for carrier development. Also, the flexibility of time and place is important for managing work and life. IBM ensure both. Here is the best place for women to work, develop her carrier."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Australia on May 21st, 2019
"As an engineer I am all too familiar with being treated as unequal, especially at university. Since joining IBM as an intern, I have dramatically increased my confidence. Everyone in the workplace is extremely supportive and encouraging. I could not recommend IBM more. Although there are only a small number of women in my office, I never notice that we are a minority, everyone is treated equally and with respect. "
"Company is flexible for mothers with teh ability to work hours around family duties. Obviously this is with the expectation that work gets completed. Have been able to see my children grow and develop, while still forging a career."
"Great place for mothers who want to experience their families growing up and developing, while still developing their own career"
"yes, I love to work in IBM, I have cancer and I had support in all aspects"
"That if you have time to get involved in local activities and BRGs that you can make headway and that there are some amazing women in leadership roles that can act as great mentors. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Canada on May 21st, 2019
"It is a good place to work, but like anywhere else, I think you have to stick up for yourself to be noticed for promotion and opportunities."
"Its a very big company so if you meet someone who doesnt meet your goals you can easily find someone you does!"
"great place for women to work but pace can be hectic depending on project(s)"
"IBM is a great place to work, especially if you have strong technical skills and leadership skills. There are many opportunities to move into project management, user interface design, and business analyst for those who are more "people oriented", but there are even bigger opportunities for those who can work in integration, business analytics, machine learning, and statistical analysis. IBM has a very aggressive policy of acceptance and assimiliation of women into the workforce, and encourages women to take on leadership roles."
"IBM fosters an incredibly inclusive culture. My team in particular drives a strong focus on work-life balance. "
"Get ready to be overlooked for an asisgnment given to a less qualified man in the boys club. Also, be prepared to be the only woman in a meeting 80% of the time."
"They try to make sure women feel heard and listened to. I would like to see more WOC in elevated positions and spaces of power, but there are policies centered against making women's lives easier."
"They are really making efforts to promote women's challenges and issues."
"In my opinion, IBM is a leader in this space. We have a strong focus on our values, which means treating people fairly and showing respect for and embracing our differences. We show equality through our actions and ongoing educational initiatives."
"IBM has been a leader in inclusion for decades and decades, so supporting women is a core value. Plus, you can receive great training and education and travel the world!"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Singapore on May 16th, 2019
"It is a place put diversity and inclusion at the top of the heap of everyone's agenda, the focus and the actual actions are tangible. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, China on May 16th, 2019
"Great place to work. Open and respect all the employees~"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Malaysia on May 16th, 2019
"Equality has not been practiced here lately due to focus on the diversity agenda for branding purposes. Therefore, recruitment has been based on gender rather than talent. For example, males applicants have been intentionally set aside to increase the number of females in the organization. As a woman, I don't feel this is fair and demonstrates a company with the right view points. "
"It's great place to work with work life balance and adequate opportunity for one to grow with the right skill set and display of their talent. "
"I don't feel treated in a different way than man. Also when it comes to compensation and career prospect. I do feel equal."
"This is the place to work. Joining IBM team is pride, carrying IBM culture is growth. "
"Great all-inclusive place to be. Our CEO is a woman!"
"Flexibility and work life balance is the all that I can say. I have been with IBM for the past 10 years and plan to do another 10."
"Inclusive environment with many inspirational women in key leadership roles (Chairman and CEO, CHRO, CMO, and throughout our lines of business)"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Ireland on May 16th, 2019
"I have been working at IBM Ireland for 16 years. During this time at IBM I have been always given the opportunity to grow, learn and promote myself. I am also a mother of two small kids and IBM certainly gives me the flexibility to do both, be a caring mother and have the quality time with my kids and hold leaderships roles within the company. Another very strong quality IBM has is their commitment to diversity and inclusion. There is a very positive culture of equality in the work place. Considering the fact that I am a millennial with strong academic achievements and great working experience, skills 100% employable and demanded in the work place and I decided to remain with IBM as my only employer for the past 16 years, it is really testament of the great advocacy I have towards IBM, its values and way of working. I could not recommend the brand enough. Great team environment also... you are never alone...."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Poland on May 16th, 2019
"Being a mum of 2 kids, I can say that the flexibility we have here makes it very easy to combine private life with professional career."
"It's a great place to have and grow your career as a working mom. Culture is unbeatable, and the people you work with truly support an inclusive workplace."
"There are no barriers to your success as a woman at IBM. We are encouraged, valued and respected equally to men. The culture at IBM opens up the opportunity for a great work-life balance with options to work from home offered too."
"It's a great place to start or grow your career as a working mom. The culture here is unbeatable and people are truly supportive of an inclusive work environment."
"If you want to work for a globally recognized company who are forward thinkers & actively build relationships with all the constituencies of business including clients, partners, communities, investors and fellow IBMers & restlessly reinvent themselves. A "Be Equal" culture who strive & encourage for woman in business you only need to look at the top leadership team to see this! Then IBM is for you. I moved to IBM in May 2018 & it was the best career move I have made , the role I have allows be to work with a multitude of people in a multitude of teams & business units across Europe & I can safely say the culture drive & business ethics is evident everywhere."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Slovakia on May 16th, 2019
"It's a great place to work for working mothers! The flexibility, understanding the needs mothers have in terms of supporting kids free activities etc. "
"It is a great place to work that does not treat people differently based on any criteria. Flexible hours and an overall good environment"
"Good work-life balance, interesting career opportunities, a respectful work environment."
"IBM has equal policies and supports Mothers, it is a great place to be ! "
"very nic work environment, flexibility, support from colleagues, nice people"
"It's a good place to work and develop your career"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Argentina on May 16th, 2019
"IBM it's a great please for women develop, grow and to thrive!"
"I think the women that work here are awesome - most of them seem to support each other. But there are others that compete with each other too much instead of supporting each other."
"Great place to do meaningful work and raise a family "
"Plenty of focus, opportunity and sponsorship for women to succeed in IBM."
"They truly care about women in the workforce and being equal. Work life balance is important, but always takes time for the culture to change. "
"Plenty of opportunity to succeed, grow, be recognized in all levels of the organization. "
"Great place to work if you have family responsibilities as well."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Ecuador on May 16th, 2019
"At IBM the culture of Diversity is real, and the opportunities for women to grow professionally is greater than other companies."
"I am in talent acquisition. Empowering women is a mantra here. From every interview I went on (6) to supervisors, managers, and leaders, women are indeed empowered here. I am proud of the culture and values at IBM. Great place to work!"
"Women working here are given equal opportunities regardless of positions. "
"We appreciate diversity and inclusion in this company. You're free to express yourself no matter how you would like to do it."
"There are many women at the bottom rung of my practice, but only one female partner... I think rising up through the ranks in the consulting practice might be difficult for women. But this is just my perception - not sure how it actually looks for women who have attempted it. Otherwise, IBM as a whole is an excellent place to work as a woman with awesome initiatives in place like Successful Women Inspiring Future Talent (SWIFT), tons of events for international women's day, and many policies in place to support women. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Canada on May 15th, 2019
"It's nice to see so many women in leadership positions at IBM. There's also very great benefits for women and the flexibility is awesome."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United Kingdom on May 15th, 2019
"I can only share my experiences, but as a mum of two in a challenging role and a long commute, I cannot tell you how supportive IBM have been since I joined as part of an acquisition. I've been supported through building my experience and coached (just pending my promotion board) by a number of other men and women. To be a female ally here is something that is held in great pride by m/f/x alike. I work a flexible schedule which includes elements of compressed hours, mix of office and home base and have been able to purchase additional holiday to cope with the childcare demands of school aged children. I am inspired by so many women in leadership here, as well as those I am supporting to be the women in leadership of the future. People think that consulting is an inflexible environment but I have found that I am treated more than fairly and am accountable and motivated. "
"You have your own voice. Speak so you can be heard."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Malaysia on May 15th, 2019
"There is no equality practiced here as hiring as well as promotions do not take to account talent and expertise. This is as the main agenda in HR is to increase diversity and showcase this for branding purposes. Male CVs have intentionally been put aside during the recruitment process to accommodate diversity. "
"You have your voice. Speak so you can be heard."
"The equality between man and woman exists and it is being promoted in the company and supported by the management."
"The gender equality is being promoted and supported here by the management"
"Great family friendly policies and flexibility as well as plenty of learning and development opps "
"IBM is always acting as the leader when it comes to the gender diversity"
"I can't imagine working for another tech company where males openly question the value of diversity or suggest that perhaps there is a biological reason women stay out of tech. Given the outsized influence of tech in our society, it's so important we are attracting more women into their industry to help shape the design and experience of products. It's so different at IBM - where we regularly look for things like unconscious bias that could be holding women back. Unless you look for it (and remediate it), bias will always be present."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Afghanistan on May 14th, 2019
"It is a great place to work, especially with managers who supported your work"
"Great, inclusive culture! Very supportive managers and peers, good mentor system."
"IBM offers the flexibility and growth opportunities women seek while providing the support they need"
"It is a great place to work - IBM supports women in different ways"
"People underestimate how progressive IBM is. The policies and programs are second to none. "
"Benefits are top notch - 20 weeks maternity leave. You can find your own little community within a huge company. You can find opportunities which challenge you and you will never be bored. It is all what you make of it. I have been here for 7 years and change roles every 1.5-2 years. "
"flexibility can be dependent on organization/leadership rather than consistent culture throughout entire company. Parental leave, returning to work mother benefits are good. sick time available for care of dependents/family in addition for formal leave programs."
"I am a single mother of two girls one with a heart condition and my work life balance is so good that honestly no other company can give me."
"Not much growth opportunity here, it's pretty bureaucratic and old school"
"It is an awesome work place! I enjoyed working with IBM and grew with it as well"
"Our CEO is a woman and there are a decent number of women in leadership position. You can definitely feel the effect of that here in a very positive way. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Italy on May 10th, 2019
"This is in general a good place to stay, much better than many other consulting companies."
"While still predominantly a male work force in the Development organizations, there is a growing number of women moving into senior technical and executive leadership positions."
"This can be a great place to work but sometimes there are challenges that need to be dealt with. It's the only way to spark change!"
"Fair and equitable employer. Champions the progress of women in the workplace"
"There's a boys club in the creative, in-house agency part of the marketing division. A junior-high-level boys club, not the fun kind. "
"Great for parents; not for those who want to rapidly grow their career."
"IBM really walks the walk with it comes to diversity and inclusion. I can honestly say that I've never felt like I was held back from any role or opportunity because I'm a woman - quite the opposite. IBM is interested in building teams that represent all kinds of people - diversity of thought, background, skill level, etc. in order to come up with the most creative and innovative solutions. "
"Don't take the back-biting and undermining personally. Reach out to other smart women (there are lots) for support. "
"Great work environment to ramp up or down and compatible with an active family."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Russian Federation on May 10th, 2019
"It is possible to arrange working from home which is great "
"Surround yourself with positive team members and you'll succeed at IBM."
"The parental leave is amazing, there are incredible initiatives for workplace inclusion, I helped plan several summits for women in the workplace, I encounter many partners and VP's (male and female) who are advocates for me and I consider mentors."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, Canada on May 6th, 2019
"The intention is there, although it is taking time for intention to become the day-to-day experience."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on May 3rd, 2019
"Very demanding technical environment and tough on work / life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on May 1st, 2019
"Great diversity and incredibly intelligent people. Women at all levels, including CEO."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Apr 30th, 2019
"I worked at IBM Watson and had many male mentors here who taught and empowered me. In the management level, there are fewer women leaders so there is area for building a women leaders community. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, India on Apr 25th, 2019
"nothing it is good but women face more health problems"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United States on Apr 18th, 2019
"IBM's focus on diversity and inclusion in all spaces is second to none. We have such a rich history of inclusivity and support that is demonstrated day in and day out. And to be able to see Ginny Rometty's leadership, drive and dedication in action is an inspiration to all the women of IBM. Great place to work!"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM, United Kingdom on Apr 10th, 2019
"In the UK, if you are a female and a graduate, you should be okay. If you are a middle aged woman you will never make it anywhere inside IBM as you will seen as a threat to those who are now 'old timers' and lost every sense of femininity and vulnerability. You can count on being bullied, harassed and denigrated by your male peers and if for some god forsaken reason, you are a foreign female of race, colour, religion or country; they will treat you with xenophobic tendencies from the dark ages. Avoid IBM as there is zero inclusion. The diversity card is just ticking a box. They are decades behind their competitors. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Apr 10th, 2019
"Since I started working for IBM, I have loved it. I was well-received, have been encouraged to take on more responsibility and leader-roles, got great benefits and hours flexibility. However, there is still a big gender gap but IBM is currently trying hard to reduce it and want to hire more women."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Apr 4th, 2019
"Working at IBM gave me the opportunity to spend more quality time with my teenager working from home and also allowing me to have a flexible schedule to handle her extracurricular activities, but not only that I'm a single mom and a professional with high ambitions, IBM gave me the opportunity to have access to free training with very interesting and actual topics such as Agile, Design Thinking, Data Science that increase my business acumen and skills, participate in social responsibility activities, travel and work in an international environment."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Apr 3rd, 2019
"The maternity leave seems amazing. My job is extremely flexible and my salary is high. There are many women on my team. "
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Mar 27th, 2019
"I love working at IBM because of the flexible environment and the collaboration with other IBMers. I have never encountered a time when I have reached out to another individual, outside of my team, and they have not been willing to help."
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Mar 21st, 2019
"The frustrations I have felt at IBM are not because I am a woman - and I believe that IBM does a good job of promoting and respecting women in the workplace."
"Come and explore your unique and amazing journey with IBM. "
"Great place to be a remote worker. Good Commission plan but they change the plan every year. Very top heavy in management"
Anonymous shared this review of IBM on Mar 10th, 2019
"Equal opportunities, an ethical company, strong values and good policies/programs for women"
"It's the tech industry, so women will be outnumbered pretty much everywhere, but I've never felt discriminated against or excluded on my team. I was nervous joining a team where I would be the first female, but a few more quickly joined, and I've always been supported by my male managers and women on some related teams."
"IBM supports women with all kinds of benefits and policies. Even as an entry level young professionals, I have chances to work closely with female executives and received mentorship from them."
"This is a great company to work for. One advice though, no-one will define our career destination for us or offer opportunities on a silver plate, we need to own it and go for it and then amazing things will happen!"
"IBM is really serious about its diversity and inclusion efforts, and truly values all perspectives. They clearly support women in leadership roles, from both a top down and grassroots perspective."