Overview: IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York. It has been present in India since 1992. The solutions and services span all major industries including financial services, healthcare, government, automotive, telecommunications and education, among others. It has a presence in over 200 cities and towns across the country. It has over one lakh employees in India. It is widely recognized as an employer of choice and it also holds numerous awards for its industry-leading employment practices and policies.
Careers and Work Culture : IBM offers global work culture – challenging and empowering; and best workplace amenities. It has high performance-driven culture. It is known for its rigorous and ongoing career development programs that allow its employees to move to different job roles such as international careers, professional development and career growth across technological and functional areas. Some such initiatives are Mentoring, Study assistance plan, Leadership development, Individual Development Plan, and Certification & IBM Certified Professionals, and well-defined and comprehensive Training Programs. IBM has a wide array of HR policies and programs to creating a more flexible work environment so that individuals produce results with as much autonomy as possible. Some of IBM’s workplace flexibility programs include individualized daily work schedule, Flexible Work Week, Regular Part-Time, Leave of Absence, and Remote/Mobile Work Options. People can opt to work at home in case of personal emergencies.
Hiring Process: IBM hires both fresh engineering and management graduates. Freshers are usually hired through campus placement. The BE, B.Tech, ME. M.Tech and MCA graduates with minimum 65% marks are considered for engineering roles and the fresher selection process for engineering graduates involves written aptitude test, group discussion and personal interview. PGDBM and MBA degree holders are considered for management roles and the selection process consists of group discussions, case study and personal interview. Lateral hires are considered against the specific job openings and the selection process consists of 3-4 technical and HR round of interviews.
Remuneration : The starting salary package for trainee software engineer is around INR 2 to 4 lakh per annum. It also offers cash bonus, stock options and profit sharing incentives for higher performance.