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"All work and no play makes IBM the place for you."

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Miami, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

IBM has some outstanding consultants and can do almost any project from business outsourcing through strategy/management consulting. IBM is extremely broad and most people can find a place for themselves.

Cons

IBM GBS is wrought with politics. Even though IBM can do so many things ranging from software to hardware and finally services, getting the groups to work together is extremely difficult. It is even hard within Services to get different Service Lines to work together. Partners tend to worry too much about how their group is looking and not look out for the overall good of the company. Additionally, when in global services, you never feel safe. You feel that you could be layed off (resource actioned) out at any point in time. Throughout this year, I have known a considerable number of top performers RA'ed due to billable numbers, and not need.

Advice to Management

Don't always run the group on pure numbers. Just because someone is not "billable" check to see if they are helping IBM out in other ways (i.e. closing sales, etc.)

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "IBM Research is a great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Really smart colleagues, amongst the smartest in the world
    - Good opportunity to have real impact
    - Open research environment
    - Some freedom to do what one wants

    Cons

    None thus far. A lot depends on your manager however.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage Research!


  2. "Mostly good at BIG Blue"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and access to global resources and expertise

    Cons

    You are faceless, a number, a cog in the machine. Your opinion does not matter. IBM = I'm By Myself.

    Advice to Management

    Don''t just SAY you value employees--demonstrate it. "Do unto others..." etc.

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