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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Looks good on a resume.

Cons

Extremely poor employee management. My official "manager" had no idea what I did for the company, since I never worked with him and had a completely different role in a completely different area. It was ridiculous.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Marketing Director at IBM

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Armonk, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good support for flex work situations
    Diverse Marketing opportunities

    Cons

    Poor career growth
    Poor salary growth
    Poor career progression

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Lackluster consulting experience, no support to new IBMers

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    A lot of experience, but you don't necessarily choose the experience - the project does for you. A good chance you'll travel and see new places. You'll make connections and friends easily when you're away from home. Pay and benefits are ok. Project managers are generally knowledgeable, but it's really a hit or miss depending on which project you're on.

    Cons

    I was a new hire. In hindsight, IBM is like any large consulting company. There is a high rate of turnover, and very little support/investment is given to their new staff. Managers care about the bottom line and how many hours you're able to log, and not whether or not projects are a good fit for you. The upward mobility requires you to be at over 100% utilization, as well as the ability for you to "sell yourself" within the company. This results in a lot of fancy terminology thrown around by people who may not know anything about the topic - i.e. "process improvement."

    There is no work/life balance, but if you're young you can give a couple years here for experience. A band 6 should go to a band 7 in 2 years, but this really depends on whether or not you're able to BS well on your assessments, and whether or not your project manager supports that BS. Going from a band 6 to a 7, in the 2 years it takes you to get there, means a paltry raise and a new title - not much more to it than that. You'll also bill at different rates, so band 7s might have problems getting on a project where all they're looking for is a clerk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your younger consultants that you care. Logging endless hours to improve your bottom line shouldn't be the only motivator. There is little to no accountability for senior management, other than the hours logged.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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