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IBM: Careers Review

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IBM is a global technology corporation with 375,000 employees in its offices in over 175 countries. The company is headquartered in Armonk, New York, and it generated just under $75 billion in revenue in a single fiscal year.

Various segments in IBM grew by anywhere from 28-38% in the third quarter of 2021. Along with the growth, IBM is expected to hire thousands more in staff to meet the rising demand.

IBM offers a wide selection of products and services in its portfolio, ranging from hybrid cloud and blockchain to IT infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI).

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IBM as an Employer


IBM has offices in almost 200 countries and a high concentration of employees in several markets:

  • 220,000 employees are based in India
  • 125,000 employees are based in the U.S.
  • 18,000 employees are based in the U.K.

As of 2021, IBM expects about 80% of its employees to work remotely or in a hybrid work model. Additionally, there are independent contractor opportunities for individuals in remote locations.


IBM aims to offer an inclusive work culture that allows employees to grow as professionals and individuals. A big part of its message is helping people and impacting the world through environmental and social change.

IBM cultivates a culture of openness, collaboration, trust, innovation, and creativity, allowing people from all backgrounds to have a voice and share their ideas.

IBM has a rating of 3.8 out of 5 from employees at Glassdoor for its culture and values, along with other culture ratings:

  • 3.5 out of 5 for its diversity program
  • 87% of employees say they’re able to be their authentic selves at work
  • 15% of U.S. hires have non-traditional backgrounds (2019)


At IBM, the majority of people work in information technology (IT) and engineering, totaling around 270,000 employees in both areas. Working at IBM isn’t limited to technical fields, as the company needs a wider variety of expertise, such as:

  • Program and project management
  • Operations
  • Business development
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human resources

The fields and areas most employees specialize in are more technical in nature. Just under 100,000 employees have studied computer science or computational science. Other majors include:

  • Information technology
  • Business administration and management
  • Electrical, electronics, or communications engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Marketing

As for skills, the vast majority of employees at IBM have experience in project management, business analysis, and a variety of programming languages, such as Java, SQL, and Python.

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IBM is holds its place in the tech industry due partly to the awards and accolades it has received over the years, including:

  • “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” in 2021
  • Gold Award for “Most Exemplary Employer” in 2020
  • “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune in 2020
  • “World Changing Company of the Year” by Fast Company in 2019


Working at IBM is highly rated by the majority of past and current employees, according to Glassdoor.

  • 90% of employees approve of the CEO
  • 82% would recommend working at IBM to a friend
  • 4 out of 5 for work/life balance
  • 3.6 out of 5 for senior management approval


IBM offers a variety of benefits and perks designed to build a solid financial and social foundation for employees:

  • Health care and wellness benefits
  • Financial aid and retirement benefits
  • Family and parenting support
  • Holidays and paid time off
  • Professional discounts and perks
  • Professional support and assistance

IBM has a rating of 3.6 out of 5 for the benefits it offers as well as several other related ratings, according to Glassdoor:

  • 4 out of 5 for working from home
  • 4 out of 5 for maternity and paternity leave
  • 3.8 out of 5 for holidays and paid time off

IBM Job Openings in Data

IBM is currently looking to fill a variety of data positions in locations around the world, such as:

  • Data scientist
  • Senior data engineer
  • Azure data and AI cloud solution architect
  • Data fabric engineer
  • Data science professional
  • Brand inside seller role, data and AI
  • Brand sales specialist, data and AI
  • Senior programmer/analyst, custom data analytics (CDA)
  • Health care senior statistician, Watson health federal government
  • MLOps engineer

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