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Culture revolves around the bottom line

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Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Lots of internal learning. You can find experts in any relevant field, most of which are happy to talk to you. Partnership with Apple is huge, brings a lot of publicity.

Cons

Culture. Too concerned with cost cutting and the bottom line. Do not treat employees very well, minimal perks. In consulting, they staff you where they need you, not based on interests. You can get stuck on a project in one role for years without much growth. They give their entry level consultants work that could be done by interns.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on expanding and new sources of revenue rather than cost cutting (partnership with Apple is good for this). Give employees some perks to make them happy. So many entry level consultants are unhappy as they feel they are being taken advantage of and the perks don't compare to those of other companies (subway passes, using pretax dollars, holiday parties, etc.).

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. Consulting offered great place to start, but wouldn't stay

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Access to methodologies and frameworks early in my career, able to form several mentor relationships during my time at the company, visibility and exposure to different industries and opportunities, emphasis on solutions and strategic focus from lower-level managers, great team environment

    Cons

    Huge discrepencies between sales force and delivery team causing the company to over-sell and under-deliver, which results in diminished client relationships, compensation is average if not below, traveling lifestyle wasn't for me, questionable ethics with client billing requirements/mandates that came from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back focus on customer and client relationships. Sell and staff projects based on actual needs rather than trying to cut corners to save a dollar at the risk of ruined relationships.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Pressured, goal oriented.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1) The company focuses on team cohesion.
    2) The company maintains clean facilities.
    3) The company offers training throughout employment.

    Cons

    1) This company has extremely pressured tasks.
    2) No downtime whatsoever between job tasks... Maybe one minute.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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