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good transition opportunity

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Former Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Vienna, VA
Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Vienna, VA

I worked at IBM

Pros

Good working relationships within Strategy and Change practice

Cons

Large complex sales process with many parties involved

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide single points of leadership v. complicated project structures

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Instability of job focus - Constantly changing job responsiblities

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect - Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect - Technology in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Education is required, supported, and is cutting edge. Access to industry information and research is highly valuable and transferable to future employment. Corporate and divisdional goals are clearly articulated at the beginning of each year, although they frequently change dramatically from one year to the next.

    Cons

    IBM makes no secret that they are moving thousands of jobs overseas. In order to stay under the radar they are accomplishing this in increments of under 1000 people at a time. The IBM infrastructure is impossible to gain proficiency in navigating: long time veterans have trouble finding out 'where to go or who to talk to'. Benefits have stagnated over the years and the huge number of retirees draw on IBM revenue. IBM's research is cutting edge, but the generally do not execute on trillion dollar ideas. When IBM lays people off, they target the most senior and highly paid employees. It is common that layoffs include 30 year veterans who have had incredible success at adding value to IBM and increasing IBM revenue: these people are shell-shocked and blind sided when they get word their job has been offshored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM is not making any friends in the United States by sending the jobs overseas. For every senior person that is layed off, IBM makes a stolid enemy in virtualy ever industry in the world. Also, start capitalizing on the wealth of patents that are granted each year. There has got to be at least 1 multi-billion dollar idea in the 15000 patents IBM files each year.

    No opinion of CEO
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    soured on big blue

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    good people to work with on core level, management is out of control, need to get back to service, allow manager to have better control of employees work assisgnments

    Cons

    very long hours,being on call 24x7, continous meetings, no rewards for job well done, upper management makes changes without understanding process and procedures of daily work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow employees to actually finish a project before adding more projects, cut back on conference calls, and award for job well done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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