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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

I worked at IBM

Pros

Great people , assets and forward thinking management.
Teleworking
Flexible time.

Cons

Pay not so competitive.
If you are in Software Group like I was it is important you are in CA, MA or in Raleigh to get promoted .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay deserving employees more and bring back thank you award system. Give the opportunity to technical leaders to attend Information On Demand conferences and not for people managers

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
    Approves of CEO
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