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"Excellent learning for starters"

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Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

open for networking, training, breadth of scope, new technologies

Cons

no technical depth, hierarchy, cronyism

Advice to Management

slash down the layers

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Strong base of consultants, but lack of focus on individual is discouraging/pushing out some of the best staff."

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Clients; good place to learn fast; strong peer group

    Cons

    slow decisions making; cumbersome internal processes; lots of politics and turf wars; inconsistent compensation policy

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within - many experts with 20yr see no career opportunities while mediocre new hires are brought in at higher levels
    Help client facing staff focus on project work rather than give them tons of administrative overhead, supported by really bad tools
    Focus on people, growing talent, making life easier vs harder at IBM. The best people are being discouraged and feel "pushed out" This trend will become problematic in coming years and is already visible in financial results


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A once great company, tarnished."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Smart bunch of communications profesionals at the peer level. Work life balance very good. Interesting work. IBM name has cache.

    Cons

    Communications Leadership is a clique that requires a certain amount of butt-kissing or you are out on yours. Young, beautiful women do better with this communication leadership team than do men or minorities. Lay-offs ongoing so there is absolutely no job security...get the IBM name on the resume and leave, leave...leave!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old communications establishment on the third floor of Armonk (CHQ).

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