First day orientation
"Your IBM" is a new employee orientation class designed to help the employees hit
the ground running as they begin their career at IBM. This class gives them the road
map to help understand the company's core values, rich heritage of technology
leadership, Innovation, and the important role employees are being asked to play as
the company continue to drive growth and innovation. This program uses a blended
learning model that has the following components:
• E-learning that is accessible to you right away.
• 2 or 3 day Classroom orientation on or as close to start date as possible.
• E-learning to be completed within your first four months at IBM.
In addition to the IBM learning program, new employees will develop the IBM
Foundational Competencies as part of their career development. Values of IBM
explain that every IBMer, no matter his or her job, should be focused on ensuring the
success of its clients, on improving IBM and the wider world, making both better than
found, and on extending talent for building relationships based on trust and integrity.
Through the IBM Foundational Competencies, the characteristics and behaviours
necessary for this values-based work culture are developed.
These competencies set a common standard of excellence across the organization and
form the basis of people development within IBM. They will also help to focus the
learning time on developing the characteristics identified -- and validated -- as being
key to achieving success.
All of IBM's learning initiatives enable employees to access information when they
need it. Learn what you want, when you want, where you want...this is the strategy of
On Demand learning. Every component has been designed to help employees
improve: in knowledge, in people connections, and in career direction.
Benefits by IBM
IBM compensation and benefits are among the very best in the industry. It includes:
IBM offers a variety of programs to give employees a valuable total compensation
package. Some programs will apply to every employee, every year, while others are
designed to recognize individuals for very specific accomplishments.
Program What it is Who gets it
Base Pay Regular pay; your "annual
Variable Pay Annual "bonus" depending
on company, group and
All non-incentive plan
employees are eligible;
actual pay will vary
based on performance of
the individual and
For sales employees,
portion of total
compensation varies on
specific sales goals and
Sales employees and
executives on incentive
Stock Options Recipients are granted the
"option" to buy stock at a
locked in price
Program is very limited
and focuses on retention
by awarding options to
key employees in critical
Various individual and
group awards designed to
All employees are
eligible depending on
recognize very specific and
the nature of the award
and any relevant
Flexible benefit plan - FBP
The Flexible benefit Plan is a significant component of Total Compensation allowing
the employee the flexibility of planning their compensation. This Benefit Plan lets the
employee design their own package which best meets their individual and unique
needs. Flexible Benefits Plan empowers them to make responsible choices in order to
derive maximum value for Compensation.
In this approach employees are presented with the opportunity to make decisions on
the benefits and advice on how to make the necessary claims. The FBP covers
benefits such as:
• Leave Travel Allowance (LTA)
• Conveyance Allowance or Fuel expense and Vehicle maintenance
• Driver's Salary
• Medical Expense Reimbursement
IBM provides a range of health benefit options so that employees can design
personalized coverage that meets their personal or family needs. They are eligible for
all health benefit programs beginning with first day of employment eg Group term
medical insurance, life insurance etc.
This "first of its kind" centre that offers IBM employees a complement of programs in
one location, including child care, after-school care and summer camps. The centre
supports a wide range of children between age groups 3 months to 12 years. This
centre was developed and funded through the IBM Global Work Life Fund. IBMers
will receive priority to enroll their children in the centre’s programs, discounted
tuition rates & convenient time scheduling to accommodate IBM working parents.
This centre has been designed as a place where young children will enjoy
extraordinary childhood experiences, while IBM parents gain a partner to help them
balance the demands of work and family.
Career at IBM
The employees of IBM who have access to On Demand Workplace, have access to a
variety of websites and tools to effectively manage career and build expertise,
• E-Learning - IBM's central warehouse of all on-line courses that are offered
by IBM's professional communities. Includes universal access to thousands of
internal e-learning modules.
• Global Campus - IBM's central warehouse of all on-line and classroom
courses that are offered by IBM's professional communities. Includes
universal access to thousands of internal e-learning modules.
• Career sites and tools - IBM's career sites and tools enable employees to
identify opportunities, construct a plan of action for building skills and mark
their progress as they advance along their career path.
• Academic Learning Assistance Program - Known as ALAP, this program
provides assistance to obtain additional external education that employees
need to stay current with IBM's business strategies and goals.
• Dedication to every client's success.
• Innovation that matters - for our company and for the world.
• Trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships.