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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

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

good telecommuting policy; understanding leadership group for work life balance

Cons

tech company focus limits consulting team ability; not as respected with strategy work

Advice to Management

review the compensation policy to be more in line with peers in the industry

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    Any sales position at IBM is not stable, get real consutling skills then get out on top.

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    Former Employee - Senior Territory Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The name and possibly some free training when you are breaking into your first IT industry job or consulting job,

    Cons

    All of the people I started with 15 years ago (about 100) have quit or been let go. Even the star performers were eventually stabbed in the back by their old managers who were just using them to do all their work after putting in 15 years with excellent performace! Almost all management in IBM sales is over age 45 and has spent their career firing people under them to keep their jobs, that is until they are eventually fired in a power struggle with their boss, who may temporarily promote someone good. STAY out of sales at IBM and get real skills in consulting if you are somehow stuck in sales. Get certified in Project management or something.

    Advice to Management

    I think Palmisano is an honorable man and wants to do the right thing but may be afraid to rock the boat, because revenue looks good however there is a leak in the boat: All of the bright ambitious people who want to make IBM money leave or are fired. Eventually there will be consequesces for getting rid of all the best talent. For example only the rats survive like xxxx COO with the stock scandal. That's #2 behind the CEO, how close is that? And his claim to fame was cutting jobs and not getting PC's profitable. What about human rights standards? Just outsource it to china or India despite with no enforecment of human rights. IBM under Watson Jr. used to have high standards for employee treatment and high honor for high performance. Now performance became a joke of directors manipulting #'s to reach their numbers while claiming that 90% of the people that wokr for them did not make theirs, except for their political favorites who have their numbers set low or adjusted.

    If anyone ever develops a way to crack your outsourced accounts you are in big trouble. All your eggs are in one baskets with outsourcing. The cloud model could be it...doesn't matter what hardware they are on. More thought needed on that...THINK! THT

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    IBM Global Financing Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Armonk, NY

    I worked at IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resume builder, every company will bring you in for interview with IBM experience
    work with very bright people

    Cons

    salary very low compared with industry
    low level management freezes up when discussing matters with upper level management, will not think twice about throwing own employees under the bus as long as they look good
    long hours and management grumbles when you take time off
    little to no guidance or feedback from sr. management until year review
    bonus is non-existant
    not even think about salary increase
    no room for growth, opportunities very limited unless you know someone
    too much delegation of work
    analysts don't understand information that is in the systems
    organization is very top heavy

    Advice to Management

    everyone who works there is so freaking bright but after a while they become beaten down with beaurocratic nonsense that does not even have to do with their job...please take a step back and recognize this

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