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IBM Consultant Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1079 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant in CBD program, College hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of money to spend on your training, great place to start your career, lots of young hires to connect with

    Cons

    Can feel lost in the large company, lots of managers assigned to you but no clear direction of who to report to


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Life Sciene Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Freedom and work-life balance

    Cons

    Can be disorganized but you must be a self driven person

  3. "Great, meaningful client work while solving problems"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Work with interesting clients, solve problems, IBMers are great to work with, friendly, get to choose your projects (after the first one)

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging to choose your projects unless you network within the company, however there is a project database, so you can apply to any project you're interested in


  4. "Senior Security Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a good work life culture and health benefits

    Cons

    You do not get stocks and bonus


  5. "Sr Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaming, training opportunities, leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Travel, high utilization requirements, full time clients while doing business development.

    Advice to Management

    Increase understanding of the day in the life of employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Salesforce Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Salesforce Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Up to 6% 401K matching
    - 3 month paid maternity & paternity leave
    - Great internal education opportunities (tons of resources) although this isn't relevant to Salesforce

    Cons

    - Make the company money or you're laid off
    - Massive company with slow, outdated processes and systems
    - Terrible culture
    - Offshore devs
    - Slow promotions
    - Unclear career path
    - Poor Salesforce education and no encouragement to seek certifications
    - Low salary with poor bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    It's 2019, let's update the processes and systems that are extremely outdated. Coming from a company that was acquired, you acquired those companies for a reason. IBM ruins every company they acquire and all of the talent that was acquired ends up leaving. Let the companies keep their own brand and culture. Motivate your people to stay, pay your people what the market is offering for their skills and help bring energy and life to the culture!


  7. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities for new comers

    Cons

    Hard to grow in your career at a later stage

  8. "Big Blue at it's best"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at IBM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, opportunities for growth and development in many roles.

    Cons

    I did not have any negative experiences.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big Blue"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a rich past, plenty of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Large company easy to get lost

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    The oldest technology company with a great history in the development of the "PC". Great reputation and opportunity to do research.

    Cons

    Low salaries, not so qualified managers and layoffs make the company not so great.