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Good Place to Work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Sales Manager
Current Employee - Software Sales Manager

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Education and Career Diversity is very good. Career Growth can be achieved but only for the very top performers. It is nice to be able to move to other roles and product areas. Very diverse.

Cons

Decision by committee on everything. Way too much micro management of Sales. Sales spends 30 - 40% of their time actually selling. 60 - 70% in administrative overhead.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change Sales to allow sellers to actually sell, not be on forecast calls and doing emergency projects. To many "chiefs"...not enough "indians".

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    Good place to start or finish your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    -biggest player in the enterprise software market
    -good job security

    Cons

    -very few perks
    -you need to be very interested in working on enterprise software. Realize that this is not commercial software.

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    non competitive package, awesome flexibility/work life balance trade off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Solution Consultant
    Current Employee - Package Solution Consultant

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Amazing spread of technology.
    Very Open workculture
    No racial/gender bias. Always stress on maintaining this work atmosphere.
    Big name clients, high exposure projects, for development projects

    Cons

    There is some political atmosphere in application support projects. But thats common in other places I've worked too
    Again in very large support engagements, quite a few people who are staffed have no idea what they should be doing, and manage to leverage work done by others. And not surprisingly, same sorts indulge in the politics/gossip/ass kissing and favoritism in turn.If it were a high effort work these sorts would have been weeded out, but unfortunately that is not, and you have to learn to work with them if you're coming from a good development background.
    Really big org, if you hide under a rock no one will come looking for you, and you'll be at same place if you choose to hide. How this translates into overall competency is anyone's guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The trend is competent people are often the ones switching jobs. The PD cycle is bull**** sometimes.

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