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    "Business Unit Executive"

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company with sound technology and multiple career paths.

    Cons

    Very weak senior leadership who are more focused on acting like they know about transactions than leading.

    Advice to Management

    Take a customer first view and make yourself relevant instead of just doing cadence calls.

    IBM2017-04-15
  1. "Incredible Place to Start Your Consulting Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When I first joined, I heard conflicting stories of love and hate for the job. Keep in mind, IBM is a massive company with over 400k employees so there will naturally be a mix of those in any big firm. IBM is undergoing a major transformation right now, and it is an awesome time to be an IBMer. From Watson AI to cutting edge digital transformation project partnerships with Apple, IBM is involved with a lot of cool...

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    Cons

    - Make it your own culture. Sometimes you have to be a go-getter and network to get the next project. Don't expect to get handed new opportunities, other than your first year in (unless you have a proven track record). - Consultants here tend to get lumped into a specialized area. For example, I am in SAP and everyone in my group works in SAP. Once you are identified as a skilled and experienced user, there's a high...

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    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on younger and newer talent and don't make utilization so high for these resources. If this means higher less resources year to year, so be it if that means more focus on the young talent. I think this would be my biggest advice in regards to utilization pressure for newer consultants, as project opportunities have slow periods and I've seen some new CbDers on the bench for months at a time. - Give top...

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    IBM2019-03-08
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    "Experience Will Vary"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues, given the opportunity to approach projects as I best see fit

    Cons

    With consulting, your experience can vary wildly based on the project. Client engagements almost operate as min-companies. There were some pretty bad managers who got away with it simply because they kept winning contracts. As long as they kept money flowing IBM didn't really care what they did.

    IBM2019-06-13

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