Every generation of IBMers has the opportunity –and, I believe, the responsibility –to invent a new IBM. This is our time. — Ginni Rometty
IBM has a history of restless reinvention and has been guided by a single enduring purpose. It's the "why" of IBM. It is the impact we aim to make on our clients, our employees, and global communities. It's what we aspire to be every day, as we have for the last 100 years. It is to be essential.
We are a global technology and innovation company that lives at the intersection of business and technology. We are the only company in our industry that has reinvented itself for more than a century. IBM defines itself not by what our products or solutions but by who we are —IBMers; more than any other invention of the company, it's the IBMer who drives progress and transformation. Our unparalleled history of equal opportunity employment is based off our firm’s long standing commitment to diversity, acceptance, and inclusion. We work in agile ways and encourage our people to Think!, challenge the status quo, anticipate future direction to help our clients succeed...
As IBMers, our Values serve as the foundation of our culture and brand, and ensure that we deliver innovation that matters. IBMers are united and characterized by one Purpose, three Values, and nine Practices that reflect our belief that while products and services can be replicated and marketed, what distinguishes IBM as a great company for exceptional client experience delivered by the IBMer. We strive to be essential and do this by living our values and by demonstrating our practices, all of which were co-created by IBMers through a global online employee dialog. Our values: Dedication to every client's success. Innovation that matters - for our company and for the world. Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships. While our differences shape who we are as individual IBMers, our shared corporate culture and values remain central to our mutual success. IBMers around the world work in an environment where diversity—including diversity of thought—is the norm and yields a commitment to creating client innovation in every part of our business.
IBM offers a competitive benefits program, designed to support employees and their families across all dimensions of health: physical, mental, social, financial, and purpose. Key features include: Health Benefits Portfolio that provides strong support for employee well-being and preventive care, comprehensive coverage to meet a range of medical situations, and solid protection against the cost of serious injury or illness; Retirement Program that helps build future financial security through a leading–edge 401(k) plan and other capital accumulation programs; Income protection in case of serious illness, injury or death, including life insurance and disability benefits; Opportunity to follow leisure pursuits through vacation, personal leave and holiday plans.
At IBM, we recognize that women play a critical role in our global economy and that they must be present in the industry that drives innovation in all sectors. Women have been working in tech jobs at IBM since the 30s. IBM advocated for equal work for equal pay nearly 30 years before the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Fast-forward to 2016 and our first female CEO with a cognitive and cloud focused plan to lead IBM forward. To start we prioritize inclusive environments, where all employees are valued, empowered to think freely, and encouraged to express themselves fully by bringing their whole selves to work. Our culture of innovation requires the promotion and retention of women with leadership potential as a key business priority - we lead in our recruitment, development and advancement practices, and continually strive to increase our women executives. As we have done throughout our century-long history, IBM will continue to work to ensure women around the world have the inspiration, education, tools, and support to not only have a prosperous career at IBM, but engage with the world at the highest levels.