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"Review from an IBM consultant"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Lead in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Company, Great place to collaborate and learn, Great people and friendly colleagues , ample opportunities to grow your career

Cons

Get involved in too many organizational activities and it becomes more important than actual work done at the client place

Advice to Management

The company did exceptionally well even during the recession and profitability increased which shows that the leadership has done a great job in cutting cost and retaining business

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Great stepping stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great stepping stone to learn the business
    Fantastic portfolio of SW products
    Great place to build a career if compensation is not the most important factor

    Cons

    Sales Compensation is some of the lowest in the industry
    Mgmt controls compensation by regulating quotas

    Advice to Management

    Adjust comp plans back to Pre - 2007


  2. Helpful (5)

    "IBM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits
    flexible work arrangements
    global opportunities
    comprehensive work locations if located near a primary office (cafeterias, lounges, kitchens, etc)
    solid results even in poor economy
    stable company with good reputation
    Volunteer opportunities and company support of them

    Cons

    high emphasis on outsourcing US jobs and training of your replacements
    poor management execution of IBM values and processes
    failure to reward technically skilled professionals (more advancement based on politics or popularity)
    sneaky layoffs (resource actions) that are designed to avoid regulations and reporting requirements
    technical work often focused on proprietary products that are not standards based, thus some knowledge is not highly valuable outside of company
    management does not understand technical issues or complexity
    too much management churn/movement
    very limited accountability for managerial mistakes
    too much finger pointing from management towards engineering
    high emphasis on rewarding management and sales but low emphasis on rewarding engineering

    Advice to Management

    Revise the entire yearly and mid-year rating system. More feedback from peers and less feedback from managers who don't even know the people being rated.

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