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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

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Provide single points of leadership v. complicated project structures

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Freedom to experiment, learn, improve and implement

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate. No micro-management. Very good work-life balance. At the end of the day, it all depends on the manager you work for.

    Cons

    Very hard to influence any decision making at any level. A lot of processes in place which is understandable for such a large company. However, they slowdown your work.A lot of time is spent adhering to policies OR following training on policies.
    There is system for every little thing that you need to do and it takes time to learn who to contact for what and then the time to actually get the task done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been run very well and is now in great hands. If possible, it would be nice to see reduction in processes and administrative ovehead.

    Recommends
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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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