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Former Employee - Managing Consultant
Former Employee - Managing Consultant

I worked at IBM

Pros

Opportunity to network with many consultants
Competetive Salary
Good Benefits

Cons

Poor bonus program
They recruit surplus amount of consultants when there is market is good and through you out ruthlessly when there is no need due to market conditions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't recruit too many consultants when you know that you are going to layoff them for sure at some point of time.

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  1. IBM STG is good for computer engineers, hardware engineers and physicists but not good for computer science engineers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Place for discovering innovation. Plenty of opportunities to move within STG for good-fit. Many opportunities to learn new technologies and contribute to the same.

    Cons

    STG's primary business model is to make and sell hardware products - high end servers/data storage/mid range server/storage. This makes it hard to change course midway.
    STG is not a good fit for computer science professionals (e.g. BS or MS in CS).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should either create opportunities and/or openings for those who are already in STG to (by finding a niche and supporting software based solutions) and are software professionals, OR, identify a pipeline to transition such people into Software Group. Because, STG as it is employs such professionals but does not offer appropriate career growth opportunities for them (long term).

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  2. Good company to get a strong foundation but can be limiting in growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Exposure to a global workforce environment, the ability to have many careers within one company, the ability to work and learn from a lot of smart people

    Cons

    the higher you go in your career, the more time you spend on internal process and procedure.
    Process and procedure sometimes prevents you from being able to perform at a level that will gain you the recognition you need for advancement, job functions can be very siloed and sometimes makes it difficult to work across functions as not everyone sees the big picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less internal reporting and better communication from marketing leadership.

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