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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
No opinion of CEO

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    Declining giant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work is challenging
    some great and talented people

    Cons

    they don't invest in their "resources" - you aren't even considered an employee
    no raises
    annual purge of resources - RA
    pay isn't competitive with other IT companies
    too much middle management / overhead
    more process than people to do the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they wouldn't listen anyway...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Too big of a ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    IBM has a long history. It's been around for more than 100 years, and has a proven record of producing cutting edge innovation. When you work whether in HW, SW or services, you are working on latest and greatest stuff. That's the exciting part about working here

    Cons

    IBM is one of the largest company out there with over 400000K employees. On top of that, there are hierarchy of management. You can easily feel lost. Most of the business decision come from top and you have no idea what's the long term direction. Also, your compensation is less compared to the competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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