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Outstanding Company - treating employees professionally

Account Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsIBM institutes a philosophy for keeping its employees by offering them the opportunity to build career experience with the encouragement to move about the company. Overall this works well although one needs to also cast a wide net which can take quite a long time.

ConsMy position pertained to selling the smarter commerce suite of applications which are well accepted in the market place. If you are a seasoned sales person and truly do not like to cold call then you will fail. IBM is NOT a marketing company and depends almost exclusively on each seller to build the field product buzz on their own. You have 12 month to do that and make your numbers before your accounts are thrown back into the hat and you start almost from 0.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend the money on local marketing by providing your SBU executives with a budget that can give a shot in the arm to the sellers. This is 2013.....IBM needs to wake up and understand that products just do not sell themselves any more.....even if the have an IBM logo on them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Outstanding company with great career development opportunities

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: IBM offers a wide-range of challenging work with many opportunities to shift laterally within the organization throughout your career. IBM is a great place to… Cons: Progression and promotions can be a bit slow. IBM is careful to avoid promoting people too quickly and uses a variety of controls to ensure… Advice to Senior Management: Continue streamlining HR processes (career development processes, specifically). Give first line managers more flexibility and power to keep top talent. IBM does a good job… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great job, but no advancement opportunities or work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
California City, CA

I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Colleagues are awesome, work content is challenging and interesting, ability to work at home,… Cons: 20 hour work days and weekends are the norm for managers due to global team structure, expectations are total work overload, lack of work life… Advice to Senior Management: Overall change to the career advancement mechanisms and "pool of money" compensation review processes and incentive… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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