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Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

good telecommuting policy; understanding leadership group for work life balance

Cons

tech company focus limits consulting team ability; not as respected with strategy work

Advice to Management

review the compensation policy to be more in line with peers in the industry

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Any sales position at IBM is not stable, get real consutling skills then get out on top."

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    Former Employee - Senior Territory Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Territory Relationship Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The name and possibly some free training when you are breaking into your first IT industry job or consulting job,

    Cons

    All of the people I started with 15 years ago (about 100) have quit or been let go. Even the star performers were eventually stabbed in the back by their old managers who were just using them to do all their work after putting in 15 years with excellent performace! Almost all management in IBM sales is over age 45 and has spent their career firing people under them to keep their jobs, that is until they are eventually fired in a power struggle with their boss, who may temporarily promote someone good. STAY out of sales at IBM and get real skills in consulting if you are somehow stuck in sales. Get certified in Project management or something.

    Advice to Management

    I think Palmisano is an honorable man and wants to do the right thing but may be afraid to rock the boat, because revenue looks good however there is a leak in the boat: All of the bright ambitious people who want to make IBM money leave or are fired. Eventually there will be consequesces for getting rid of all the best talent. For example only the rats survive like xxxx COO with the stock scandal. That's #2 behind the CEO, how close is that? And his claim to fame was cutting jobs and not getting PC's profitable. What about human rights standards? Just outsource it to china or India despite with no enforecment of human rights. IBM under Watson Jr. used to have high standards for employee treatment and high honor for high performance. Now performance became a joke of directors manipulting #'s to reach their numbers while claiming that 90% of the people that wokr for them did not make theirs, except for their political favorites who have their numbers set low or adjusted.

    If anyone ever develops a way to crack your outsourced accounts you are in big trouble. All your eggs are in one baskets with outsourcing. The cloud model could be it...doesn't matter what hardware they are on. More thought needed on that...THINK! THT


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Absorbed, overworked, undersupported"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employee discounts, wide variety of coworker backgrounds

    Cons

    There is a axiom - "IBM stands for I'm By Myself" and they ain't kidding. We were absorbed and instead of getting ibm salaries, we kept our government salaries. Doing the same jobs as existing IBM people but at a 60% discount. Consistent reductions in staff/ requests for contractors to "take off" to improve quarterly bottom line which increases work for remaining people.

    Advice to Management

    do a better job of determining EVERYTHING that is required before offering a bid for a contract.

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