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"Culture revolves around the bottom line"

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Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consulting By Degrees Consultant in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lots of internal learning. You can find experts in any relevant field, most of which are happy to talk to you. Partnership with Apple is huge, brings a lot of publicity.

Cons

Culture. Too concerned with cost cutting and the bottom line. Do not treat employees very well, minimal perks. In consulting, they staff you where they need you, not based on interests. You can get stuck on a project in one role for years without much growth. They give their entry level consultants work that could be done by interns.

Advice to Management

Work on expanding and new sources of revenue rather than cost cutting (partnership with Apple is good for this). Give employees some perks to make them happy. So many entry level consultants are unhappy as they feel they are being taken advantage of and the perks don't compare to those of other companies (subway passes, using pretax dollars, holiday parties, etc.).

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Very focused on the EPS target"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    IBM provides an excellent opportunity to work with smart people across many different lines of business. The benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    IBM js too focused on 2015 EPS target. There is way too much micro-management associated with selling in IBM, and the tools available for sales people to manage their business are relatively primitive.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to provide our technical specialists and sales team with the training needed to keep up to date with changes in technology. Provide our consultants with more training regarding "soft skills" - there are times when we need consultants more than we need technicians.


  2. "Pressured, goal oriented."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) The company focuses on team cohesion.
    2) The company maintains clean facilities.
    3) The company offers training throughout employment.

    Cons

    1) This company has extremely pressured tasks.
    2) No downtime whatsoever between job tasks... Maybe one minute.

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