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"Great experience, many levels of management"

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Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The experience you gain at a company like IBM is incomparable. The sheer size of the company allows your career to grow in a number of directions. Mentors are easily accessible and resources are at your fingertips.

Cons

I mentioned that the size of the company as a pro, but it is also a con. Due to the size, the hierarchy and management matrix is unreal. Every level of management is scrutinizing every last deal and pushing for weekly numbers and goal attainment now.

Advice to Management

Let the field reps run their business. Too much time is spend on reporting to management and not enough time selling.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "I'm very satisfied"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, stability, values, process

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, duplicated process, career plan it's complicated


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was once a great company, but now no vision"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are committed to get the job done

    Cons

    Little strategic vision from the executive ranks. More focus on cost cutting than growing the business

    Advice to Management

    Stop breaking up the company as John Akers once did. I didn't work then and will not work now.

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