Why IBM?

At IBM, we are in the business of making the world better — envisioning a better world, building the technology, delivering results, and making it work better and work smarter. IBM is a place where you can build a rewarding career for yourself, while also making a difference in the world around you.

We invite you to consider this about IBM:

Be an innovator

Whether you're fresh out of college or an experienced professional, you will have opportunities to change the way the world works when you join IBM. Innovation here happens in every part of the organization. You'll have unmatched opportunities to build a powerful portfolio of interesting and rewarding work as you tackle the grand challenges that affect our society, such as climate change, energy production, traffic congestion and health care. So, let your imagination run wild — and help us build a smarter planet. The opportunities are endless at IBM.

Work with the best & brightest

Collaborate with people who are open-minded and excited about the same things you are, in an environment that embraces individual differences and rewards your best work. Deepen your expertise and learn from approximately 400,000 fellow IBMers — some of the most exceptional, accomplished, and recognized professionals and industry experts. At IBM, you'll develop a diverse and esteemed network of colleagues from around the world - connections that will propel your career for a lifetime.

Build the career you want

IBM has your long-term professional life in mind. You'll be encouraged to cultivate your expertise through award-winning, customized professional development and leadership training — On average, IBMers log more than 60 hours a year. You'll have opportunities to master new skills, work across different disciplines, move into new challenges - in fact, at IBM, you can enjoy multiple careers, all with the same company. IBM offers competitive benefits and continues its industry-leading practice of offering performance-based bonuses for all employees. And the attractive mix of flexible work programs allows you to integrate work and personal responsibilities along the way.

Work for a company you can be proud of

Since its inception, nearly a century ago, IBM has defined itself not only through products, technologies or leaders — but by fundamental values. IBM's values serve as the foundation of our culture and brand, and ensure that we deliver innovations that matter for our company and the world. These days, society's energy- and climate-related issues are at the top of our strategic agenda, and we're leading the way in developing green technology. IBM is also leading a revolution in corporate citizenship - our employees have dedicated over eight million hours through our award-winning global volunteer program. Join one of the most successful companies in history as we enter a new era for our industry - and our planet. You'll have an opportunity to make an impact on the world - and you'll be proud to call yourself an IBMer.

Major business units

To learn more about the different units that make up our organization, and to find where you might fit in best, visit the IBM business units page.

IBM corporate responsibility

IBM's Corporate Service Corps program sends IBMers on four-week project assignments in emerging markets. While there, employees will work within their assigned communities to address socio-economic challenges, and start making a difference immediately.

IBMers who participate in the program get the unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills, while also enjoying a rewarding experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. Learn more about the program atibm.com/corporateservicecorps.

Also, IBMers spend over 1 million hours each year in community service and volunteer work in their local communities.

Fast facts about the work of IBMers