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"Mis-Management at its peak"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent exposure to a wide variety of clients and their business needs
Great intranet sites that help you overcome most hurdles

Cons

Poor Management with no concern for good work put in
Lack of pro-active customer oriented initiatives thus losing out on potential customers
Bad paymasters.

Advice to Management

Like all previous posts, please relook at the number of managers per resource. The hierarchy is too complex to decipher.

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    "IBM UK - GBS Financial Services Sector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for young, aspiring individuals looking to gain broad experience in an industry sector and learn valuable skills through a consultancy environment. Good for senior level executives coming in from industry backgrounds with a lengthy rolodex of contacts and good sales skills.

    Cons

    Not good for mid-career individuals. Lower than average salaries. Miniscule/non-existent bonus pool (6% of salary for very few top-end staff with 2%-3% being the average rate) to compensate staff for working demanding hours and being held to a high standard of delivery, especially within the Financial Services Sector. Inflexible toward staff aspirations as project placement is dependent upon staff and partners hitting a high utilisation target as opposed to placing staff in roles on projects where they can utilise their strengths and grow professionally. Very political - consultants/managers have to meet & greet (kiss up to) partners and associate partners from day one to get staffed on the best projects and roles. Fall out of favour at any time and be relegated to less than ideal projects.

    Advice to Management

    IBM GBS FSS - priority should be on utilising staff to the best of their abilities and where the greatest value will be added to IBM and in-line with the staff's strengths and aspirations, not solely dependent upon whether it impacts a particular partner's or service's profitability. Resources should be fungible. Alignment of staff to sectors/practice areas greatly limits growth for staff perspective and achieving optimal results from an IBM project delivery perspective.


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    "Changes happened 2 years ago..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility on where you can do work. Very talented and smart individuals throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Mid-management is a struggle and much more of a genlemen/women club than other companies. No mechanism of helping people in their mid-career (4-8 years) grow since mid-management only look after themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the model where collegiality and teamwork are developed locally and help those that travel often integrate into their temporary 'home office'.


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