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Good experience, difficult to navigate

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Large company, lots of opportunities and network of people

Cons

Difficult to navigate through political environment

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Global Business Services: Safe, but poor reward

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safety in Job; consistent long-term projects; Training both classroom, e-learning, and client-site training was excellent

    Cons

    Poor reward for performance. Partners were forced to dust off age-old PWC policies to reward performance and even that was well below par

    Travel policies ruined by long time IBM sales teams taking advantage. Travel policies can't compete with flexibility required by clients of a consulting firm. Need to be separated.

    HR policies get worse each year. Impressively bad decisions taken on behalf of 420,000 employees and in no way reflect how a consulting firm should be run. Loses a lot of ground against the private firms (i.e., Deloitte)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsource HR management and travel policy. These are two bloated overhead costs that restrict growth of your business. Assume the need to "be seen to be doing something" each year is the reason they come up with incredibly painful and growth smothering policies that cannot let the firm run at it's potential. Separate out policies for your core hardware/software sales business away from your services businesses. Everyone shouldn't have to suffer because of a few bad apples in your traditional sales depts.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Going downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel, if you like to.
    Many intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    Too focused on short-term results.
    There are always fears of layoffs.
    No longer customer-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a long-term strategy for growing revenue instead of shedding expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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