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IBM Consultant Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 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. "EXCELLENT"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Environment, Salary, People, Location

    Cons

    The commute and travel time was hard, but gets easier overtime

  3. "Good Company with Poor Managers"

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    Current Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Very Good Opportunities
    Learning
    Knowledge
    Scope

    Cons

    Good Company with Poor Managers

    Advice to Management

    Poor Managers


  4. "Overall Great Experience - others may disagree"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility of work life balance and work from home options
    - Great sources of resources, connections to help build career
    - Surrounded by very intellectual people that can help you grow your skills and learn new ones

    Cons

    - Constant Travel
    - In the beginning, project staffing is luck of the draw
    - dog eat dog mentality as no one is going to hold your hand to learn, must put yourself out there to be noticed
    - Training is a bit weak

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new hires getting placed on important foundational projects. Build better training for CbD to prepare early consultants for future projects.


  5. "Senior Strategy Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Consultant in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, exposure to senior leadership, good growth trajectory, very little man-management

    Cons

    Commute from NYC, work is not strategic


  6. "Watson Health Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading technology and resources

    Cons

    Questionable direction regarding the future of the business

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater transparency about strategic initiatives


  7. "Take the pros with the cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Southbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing is knee-jerk. In fast-growing markets, a surprisingly low amount of pressure to integrate companies in similar spaces.

    Cons

    A bit on the cheap side, slow moving boat that takes a lot of room changing course. Disconnect between market hype and day-to-day reality.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance to work on large teams with diverse skills and on emerging tech.

    Cons

    Old-school processes and legacy systems


  9. "Good but not Great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, laid back, fun, independence, openness

    Cons

    too big, hard to network, bureaucratic, slow, small expense budget, disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Commit to something, anything at all, for more than 1 year.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to say exactly how I feel about the company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    IBM is a great name to have on your resume and because it is such a big company you have many opportunities that you might not have in a normal sized company to grow in many different areas.

    Cons

    Since it is so big there can be a lot of chaotic confusion when it comes to structure. Everybody's experience is completely different because of the lack of structure. I have seen some great, smart, capable people get treated poorly and end up leaving because of timing and luck. A lot of the people at the top could sometimes care less about the people below and are clearly very much in it for themselves. Because of this, the culture is terrible, however, I did feel a sense togetherness with people of my age group as I feel we are had mutual feelings about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you would treat a client. People produce better work when they are happier. You can't neglect the person doing the work and then demand quality.