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"Managing Consultant Title/Staff Level Work"

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Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits are outstanding and the "ability" to work globally exists. However, those opportunities are very few and far from reality.

Cons

In the DC area, the Federal clients expect you and your staff to roll up your sleeves and complete staff level work.

Your salary will TRICKLE during your tenure.

Advice to Management

Please get rid of the current promotion process.

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    "IBM"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with some of the smartest people in the industry.

    Cons

    Upper management is not good in valuing top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be flexible towards career advancement and rewarding their top performers.


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    "Over-matrixed, overly-complex global organization means politics drives everything"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large enough that regardless of what you have an interest in, someone, somewhere in the world, is working on it. A good training ground for how to get along in a vast, global organization.

    Cons

    Easy to get completely lost in the maze of complexity and the bureacracy. 'Difficult to do business with' is consistently the number one complaint levelled against IBM by its customers, but it's exactly the same inside. Their 'transformation' to a services company is a complete myth. On the iside they still look and feels like a 70's something manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    Push decision making, and budget control much much lower in the organization from where it is now. Either abolish/thin out the dizzying number of policies and procedures, or take them to hear. Example: Budgeting and business cases. Hugely complex, but everyone knows you get money for your initiatives based not on the numbers in the business case, but simply who you are and whom you know--i.e. politics rules. So that's fine, just say 'politics rules, and we operate accordingly' rather than the current situation with the worst of both worlds--lots of forms to fill out, AND non-transparent management.

    I seriously doubt Palmisano or anyone could steer such a behemoth--it's more about marketing, and trying to create the right impressions in the market (like the story they 'transformed' to a services company'--nope, never happened, not internally)

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