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"Wonderful company to work for so far"

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Current Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX
Current Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Cross training unlimited - You can be sure to be valuable after working here

Cons

Too much documentation/ paperwork required per on weekly/monthly basis

Advice to Management

Maybe have phone apps for those tasks involving consultant paperwork to make it less stringent

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Outstanding company with great career development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM offers a wide-range of challenging work with many opportunities to shift laterally within the organization throughout your career. IBM is a great place to start a career because of the opportunity for recent graduates to work with Fortune 100 clients on high profile projects. The IBM culture is particularly collaborative as well. IBMers are generally very capable, smart individuals who work hard and are great colleagues. The best part of IBM are the IBMers who work there.

    Cons

    Progression and promotions can be a bit slow. IBM is careful to avoid promoting people too quickly and uses a variety of controls to ensure that only those who are already performing at the next level get promoted. For young talent this may be a drawback because advancement seems to be encumbered by bureaucracy. However, IBM is working to streamline these processes to make career development more flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue streamlining HR processes (career development processes, specifically). Give first line managers more flexibility and power to keep top talent. IBM does a good job of keeping the workforce in the top 50-80th percentile, however the ability to keep the top 20% (at least in the consulting business) is limited. In my time with IBM the top 20% were more likely to leave. I attribute this to an inability or unwillingness to dynamically adjust pay, promotions, and career opportunities commensurate with performance. IBM relies too much on employee loyalty and its many other strong employer brand qualities, rather than offering market competitive pay.


  2. "Working at IBM was OK."

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    Former Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k
    Nice company if you can be a manager

    Cons

    A new company is acquired every two weeks. There is no innovation, just a desire to keep pushing the same products to customers. No interest in knew or open source technology, every tool you use for software development must be built by IBM.

    Advice to Management

    Try to encourage innovation, build something new instead of trying to buy others software to resell them

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