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"Flexible Environment, Network Driven, Consulting Firm"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Managing Consultant
Current Employee - Managing Consultant
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- The flexibility of the workplace allows employees to work almost anywhere
- Diligence and networking skills lead to success

Cons

- Project assignments do not consider local resources
- Large firm causes fragmentation and redundant work
- Intra-organization communication woes

Advice to Management

The employees and clients are generally frustrated by a siloed organization where information is abound, but difficult to find

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "3"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people around you.Plus the work atmosphere is very good.The projects you get are very good.Company takes care of its employees.Good training

    Cons

    For a person who wants to do research probably not so great,because IBM research is still available to selected few.

    Advice to Management

    Be more choosy in your selection procedure.Some people aren't even asked anything about Technical in an Technical Interview.Ruthless competition is missing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership Vacum"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    - The manager you report to directly has no clue what you do or are working on. You are left to fend for yourself when pushy PM's threaten to escalate if you don't drop everything for them.
    - All day conference calls that can lead nowhere
    - Work/Life balance disappearing
    - Off Shoring jobs from North America to India and Brazil
    - Lack of face to face interaction between people. Employees live off Sametime, Email and Conference Calls.

    Advice to Management

    Need better team leaders to help deal with some of the day to day issues faced by your employees.

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