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"Good place to get experience"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Java Applications Developer in Lansing, MI
Current Employee - Java Applications Developer in Lansing, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Travel and education, meeting same like minded people.

Cons

Low pay, may have long hours

Advice to Management

Raise pay at MDC or offer more training.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "A company that truly invests in its employees and the global community"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy & Change Consultant, Public Sector in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Strategy & Change Consultant, Public Sector in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits (healthcare and 401k), competitive salary, work/life balance, promotional ladder, opportunities outside of initial career position, executive management grown internally

    Cons

    Lower annual bonuses than major consulting companies like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, etc, rely on "hour glass" resource model so college hires are sometimes isolated from other young professionals in the company if you're stuck on mid-long term client site projects.

    Advice to Management

    At the time that I was departing the company 5 years ago, management was beginning to invest more time, money, and resources into social events and team building exercises. Because IBM consulting relies on more experienced career professionals than college hires and junior resources compared to major consulting companies like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, etc., there is less of a familial culture at the bottom of the company that other places.


  2. "Well Compensated Machine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very competative pay. Remote/WFH capabilities a definite plus. Great Intern bonus oppurtunities like lunches, tours, and dinners.

    Cons

    You are treated like a piece of hardware. Using your ID# you are even refered to as hardware. Very impersonal. All meetings were teleconferences so I never met 95% of the people that I worked with on a day to day basis. Outsourced employees are integrated into every level of the business process, even if the language capabilites are not 100% on par for efficint work streams.

    Advice to Management

    Insert some shreds of personality into the manotony of day to day work. The company went out of their way to make the experience around work more personable like adding a minigolf course, yet the overall environment still felt like I was a Business Machine.

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