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Great place to develop, though compensation isnt' competitive.

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy  in  Somers, NY
Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in Somers, NY

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Solid, stable place to start a career. You can grow as fast as you drive yourself... but motivation must be internally driven.

Experience will widely vary by which division that you land in. Services businesses typically place a large emphasis on number of billable hours worked. Systems division is always trying to run a more lean business and do more with less. Software is not uniform as a number of current employees were brought on through numerous acquisitions over the last 5-10 years.

Cons

Salary is not competitive with market rates if you stay more than a few years. Constant revamping of employee benefit programs makes you wonder if HR has anything better to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Compensate your top, young talent!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that could lose its edge

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Architect in San Jose, CA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for lateral experience. Very bright people throughout the company. Customer recognition of the IBM brand.
    Good training (on line) opportunities.
    Flexible work at home or remote potential.
    International growth is strong

    Cons

    losing sense of teamwork and place.
    Hard to utilize resources within IBM for cross functional projects.
    Too much time fighting internal battles rather than customer concerns
    bonus plans can be confusing and change on a regular basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the culture you want to foster and grow over the next 10 years
    successful managers are more political than true passionate leaders

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  2.  

    Good place to start your career, get lots of training and build-up your core consulting skills.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Band-8 Senior Management Consultant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Band-8 Senior Management Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    IBM is a top Consulting brand that will look good on your resume. The training opportunities are plenty more than most other Consulting Firms. IBM and Accenture are two of the best Firms to build up your Core Consulting skills. IBM unlike Accenture has more over 40 year old Consultants, so it is a more mature Work-Life balanced culture than Accenture's Long hour Work-days and Spring-Break Weekends.

    Cons

    IBM is too big to notice you as a person. I hate the Partner worshiping. The Coaching and Performance Reviewers just suck. The retirement and benefits package used to be good but they are being cut significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to take charge of your career and learning goals.

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