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Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY

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

Pros

Travel, Exposure to technologies. Calm life style. Even if you can talk you can survive here

Cons

Performance is based on the billing hours and not on the quality of work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop focusing on billing and instead focus on building quality products

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  1. Great decade of management consulting experience

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Able to work with quality employees, both intelligent and personable.

    Cons

    IBM seems to have lost interest in the "product" quality, their human resources doing the service work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with greater respect and investment in their careers.

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company with great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For nearly 30 years, I was proud to call myself an IBMer. As IBM has moved into more services, the nature of work changed and the variety of project opportunities was great. The company values diversity of thought and demographics and encourages innovation at every level. Total compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Trying to optimize profits for reporting to the street has been a challenge for more than a decade. Acquiring and shedding businesses to optimize profitability has driven decisions from HQ. Trying to squeeze every cent of profit has forced specialization. The downside of being to specialized is any person may become temporarily benched, which hurts performance and perceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to imagine turning the behemoth, but the strategy of buying and selling companies then shedding middle management and other staff without growing the top line is not sustainable indefinitely. Somewhere, some new markets need to be nurtured for growth.

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    Approves of CEO
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