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Good first job out of school

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Stable work environment, reputation of company, a focus on team work rather than cut throat consulting culture

Cons

Unless working at headquarters, in consulting role if you are billable, you could work for 20+ years and never get noticed or have many opportunities

Advice to Management

Happy with new CEO choice

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  1. Great company

    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Somers, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Such a big company, you will never get bored

    Cons

    Hard to move up and even harder to get decent salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Stop making policies that erode employee benefits.


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    Long exhausting hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't need much experience. Lack of certifications in any product /technology was never an issue. Great company for recent grads with no experience.

    Cons

    Certain IBM positions entail working long exhausting hours. Very little training if any. In my opinion, after the company requested and received US bailout money, the number of US positions that were lost to India increased.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are great, some are not. My advice to Mgt is to learn from the managers that command respect. Poor Managers find it hard to be loyal to US Support, but those are the people you manage and should care about. Emerging markets should be secondary.


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