Rewards & Benefits
You’d expect that a company dedicated to helping others innovate would have some pretty innovative programs for their own employees too. So do we.
To thrive and grow, you need an employer that values the less tangible - but no less critical - benefits that make work a pleasure and a fulfilment: benefits such as flexibility to help you manage family life; greater freedom in charting your career development; more say in shaping the company's products and culture.
When it comes to having competitive compensation and benefits – both tangible and intangible - IBM has long been a leader, and remains so today.
We provide a cash compensation package which includes base pay and additional earnings opportunities as supported by successful business performance through growth driven profit sharing (see section below), sales and bonus plan commissions, rewards and other forms of earnings. Our compensation system is designed to motivate high performing employees, and as such, your pay will be strongly influenced by the results you deliver and our overall business performance. When our business objectives exceed the plan and you perform at the highest level, you'll have an earnings opportunity that aims to place you amongst the best paid in the marketplace.
By linking a portion of your pay to business results, you have a personal stake in IBM's performance. Growth driven profit sharing payout ranges are based on how well the company performs against business objectives and your own performance for the payout year.
IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plans: Employees may purchase IBM Corporation stock at a discount price from the market price. Stock is purchased through convenient monthly payroll deductions.
We offer a range of personal benefits such as medical schemes, health screening, wellness programmes and insurance programmes. We try to be as flexible as possible, so you choose what is appropriate for your personal needs.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP provides support to our employees and their immediate family members via a free confidential counselling service which is available 24/7 to discuss personal, work or financial issues.
We're a company that's dedicated itself to creating a smarter planet and to do this we need smart people. That's why, when you join IBM, you'll be surrounded by a diverse set of the best and brightest minds anywhere. For you, this means collaboration and a fast tracked career path. You'll learn more, contribute more and feel more valued in an environment where everyone has the same goal, and the same passion to make the planet we live on smarter.
IBM's personalised career development programs will help you move in exactly the direction you want to. And the tools, technology and support available to you will help you get there fast.
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Your career path will be as individual as you are. You might choose to move vertically, you might prefer to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or you might decide to make lateral moves to broaden your range of skills. Whichever path you choose, you will create an individual development plan each year to help you to continue to grow. It helps identify the skills you need to fulfil current and future business commitments, and the available prospects to improve those skills. It is also a great opportunity to discuss your career aspirations, job satisfaction, skills and competency gaps, and priorities for learning with your manager.
Personal Business Commitments (PBC)
IBM's success depends on how well all employees achieve individual goals and contribute to the company's strategic objectives. The PBC program is the means by which all IBM employees worldwide set their goals for the year and get evaluated on their performance. This program reinforces IBM's high-performance culture and differentiates employees based on their contribution to the company. To sustain marketplace leadership, we maintain an environment where every employee is rewarded to encourage them to perform at an exceptional level.
"Your Career" Portal
We have created the 'Your career' website to help you manage your career in IBM. All the things you need to perform online career-related tasks and activities are accessible in one easy place - from managing your objectives to creating your Individual Development Plan. This tool also helps you find available projects, jobs, mentors and provides a personalised all-in-one status of your career development tasks and activities.
The IBM professions structure provides career paths for skills and capability development with job categories and job roles. If you ever face any professional, career and development challenges, an excellent source of support is the IBM Professions community. There are communities of practitioners with similar skills sets, who share best practice and intellectual capital.
We look for people who will focus on building their expertise continuously in line with the ever-changing business environment. Continuous learning and development is therefore key for you and your career at IBM.