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Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX

I worked at IBM

Pros

Some of the best reasons to work at IBM.
Great company that provides great experience. Has it is own culture and style that I liked.

Cons

Some of the downsides of working at IBM.
Too structured in a way sometimes it blocks creativity and gets talent to leave.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some advice or feedback to the leadership at IBM
Be flexible
Think outside the structure
Promote talent to the right position

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Thrilling at first, Monotonous over the years

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    1. Its as entrepreneurial as you make it to be. If you are the entrepreneurial type, then you are already looking to being on your own, within IBM. If you are not entrepreneurial, be prepared to ask questions and get vague responses.
    2. Colleagues / Peers across Towers are supportive, implying IBM-work-life is universal regardless of Tower.

    Cons

    1. Base Compensation - your market intelli and what your manager tell you are not compatible. So where else is this not the case.
     2. Additional Comp - Seek and Read the rules carefully. IBM is not giving $$ away. 2012 is perceived as an Employers Market.
    3. at companies the size of IBM you work within Policy and Procedures, Approval Limits, etc. If you are entrepreneurial, you will chase down the approval routes and document each one on the road to getting things done. If you are not entrepreneurial you will find the IBM Policy and Procedures, Approval Limits, a great Selective buffer to actually NOT getting anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From Director level up, hire more from the outside for a fresh perspective on balancing Risk with Change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Get everything you can up front, because once they have you employed you'll have to beg.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Good pay, vast array of training and internal credentialing opportunities. The health benefits are also very competitive. Reasonable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, and the company makes it very difficult to move around in the company. Each practice area is fairly territorial. Also, their love affair with their own inferior proprietary software programs (e.g. Lotus Notes) makes your life difficult on a daily basis. They are a "tech company" in name only sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Lotus Notes. Provide a decent program to mentor incoming employees. Quit using a bell curve to assess performance.

    Approves of CEO
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