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Senior Consultant

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great career opportunities
Learn within the function
Change to work with senior level clients

Cons

Long Hours
Minimal direction from management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

NA

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst years of my career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting is available, its a paycheck

    Cons

    -Employee morale is very low
    -Very small raises, none in recent years
    -No training whatsoever
    -Threat of layoffs, almost all jobs in my division have been offshored
    -Constant changes in policy to cut every last penny. Im sure soon we will have to buy our own laptops.
    -Everyone has a "Not my problem" attitude, very adversarial environment
    -Too much red tape and endless unnecessary conference calls
    -Review process is completely broken and ratings are usually based on whether or not you are in your managers inner circle
    -Top performers are either leaving or giving up and just collecting a paycheck waiting to be laid off.
    -Gloomy depressing atmosphere.
    -Finally, you will never get even a hint that anything you do is appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need, they could care less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant salaries, top-down approach to research, management without technical expertise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some top-quality researchers here, especially those left over from when this was a world-class research organization. Working with those people can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    More recent hires are very much focused on areas related to current management buzzwords such as smarter-this or agile-that, and tend not to be very strong. A lot of the senior management believes it has the "vision" necessary to micro-manage the work of research staff. As a result, the people who can find other jobs bolt. What remains are the dregs. There is also huge pressure to bring in government contracts, whether or not the contracted work has technical value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think a little bit about what you know, and what you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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