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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Well Compensated Machine"

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    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.


  2. "OK. Good reach, expertise. Has become too big to be managed properly."

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expertise, reach, talent, capability, depth

    Cons

    bueraucracy; not employee focused, slow record

    Advice to Management

    keep good people

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