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"Former Client Exe..glad I left...enjoyed and leveraging the experience gained!"

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Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Client Executive in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Wonderful people, breadth of opportunity to develop your skills and build a resume
Decent benefits
Wonderful 401k match

Cons

Too many managers not really selling but reporting-up
Pay compared to competition is really low for enterprise sales
Lack of focus on client success
Comp plans don't really align well with what you do

Advice to Management

"Road-kill 2015" is not about the client or the employee - too bad. ELAs are purely financial transactions and a book keeping shell game...make them about driving business and IT value for customers. Better develop a true SaaS strategy and solutions as you guys are going to lose enterprise business customers fast!

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "A large corporation has its ups and downs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great framework for those starting their career off. You will receive a lot of training, and the company is very structured and organized.

    Cons

    Company is very bottom line and this affects raises, promotions, and layoffs. Sometimes things can take a really long time because there is too much process and bureaucracy. It is really hard to get a good promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too process focuses. Sometimes things just have to get done.


  2. "Big blue, little you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Service Representative in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Service Representative in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional coworkers, best benefits package I've ever seen, very good job security, large support structure - everyone's connected, IBM-ers stick together.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, pay raises are a foreign concept, and advancement opportunities look more like a career change.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees you care by helping them take care of their families, and lead your workers; don't just manage them.


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