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IBM was a growth opportunity as I learned about the processes and strategies needed to be successful in business.

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Former Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

Pros

- Excellent people
- Strong commitment to career growth and management
- Excellent benefits
- Great for families

Cons

- Siloed work - difficult to move between verticals
- Career management, while excellent, is very time consuming
- Dispersed (but friendly) teams

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    IBM is the traditional big company, but it embraces new ideas. IBM does so much that you can work on almost anything and still work at IBM. There are also external perks like discounts for rental cars, celular phone plans, and broadband internet.

    Cons

    The focus is big metrics as opposed to overall holistic information quality. This could result in lots of data rather than information. Just search for a product on the IBM web site.

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    Focus more on technical expertise rather than some of the exposure politics for technical band 9 types.

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    Management Consulting

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    IBM does everything for everyone.. broad range of customers and experiences available. People outside IBM take note that you are an IBMer.

    Cons

    IBM's greatest asset of its size is also its biggest downfall.. very hard to get something done quickly. There is also an overall trend to squeeze the middle layer of the company, lower end work is done offshore..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow the pace of upper management headcount growth

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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