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"Senior Consultant Public Sector"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Not many, access to a lot of material but no real director on how to use it.

Cons

Mis-management, inability to grow talent and grossly out of touch with their client base. IBM will continue to lose public sector contracts over the next decade.

Advice to Management

Hands on management there is none

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Top heavy company, too many incompetent "Distinguished Engineers" and directors, below market pay for non-execs"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training/resources, global travel, old recognized brand on resume (though for technical people, the brand is becoming toxic to have on resume)

    Cons

    little respect for technical talent, serious money only starts at DE level or director+.
    top heavy: too many directors, vps and DEs, who aren't technical and are seriously out of touch with the dynamics of the tech market
    promotions are political, smart people sidelined and credit for their work taken by directors and DEs.

    Advice to Management

    take a cue from microsoft and start trimming the fat at the top, else watch your market get gobbled up by the likes of google & amazon in the coming years


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    "What have you done for me TODAY because yesterday does not matter!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in different projects and clients.

    Cons

    Management has no loyalty for its employees. Employees are considered inventory rather than people. Change and growth enabled unqualified people to rise to executive positions. I was rated a 2+ and the following year my client had a large cut in their budget. Consequently, the client cut every contract in place and rescinded existing opportunities. Although my client directed as much work as possible to us, my sales were significantly down from the prior year when I was rated a 2+. Although I had been part of the organization from pre-PWC days and I was known for excellent to outstanding work, I was summarily fired although IBM tried to sugar coat it by saying there were too many employees at my level. This classification was a joke as they promoted others to band 10 during the same review. One of the employees promoted to band 10 had been fired by a client for doing a poor job yet the employee was promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Complete review of executives to identify those employees that are open to constructive criticism and do not punish employees that offer constructive criticism and suggest alternatives. Promote executives based on talent and experience rather than personal appearance, willingness to party and golf, and personal relationships

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