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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Incredible Place to Start Your Consulting Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    When I first joined, I heard conflicting stories of love and hate for the job. Keep in mind, IBM is a massive company with over 400k employees so there will naturally be a mix of those in any big firm. IBM is undergoing a major transformation right now, and it is an awesome time to be an IBMer. From Watson AI to cutting edge digital transformation project partnerships with Apple, IBM is involved with a lot of cool...

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    Cons

    - Make it your own culture. Sometimes you have to be a go-getter and network to get the next project. Don't expect to get handed new opportunities, other than your first year in (unless you have a proven track record). - Consultants here tend to get lumped into a specialized area. For example, I am in SAP and everyone in my group works in SAP. Once you are identified as a skilled and experienced user, there's a high...

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    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on younger and newer talent and don't make utilization so high for these resources. If this means higher less resources year to year, so be it if that means more focus on the young talent. I think this would be my biggest advice in regards to utilization pressure for newer consultants, as project opportunities have slow periods and I've seen some new CbDers on the bench for months at a time. - Give top...

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  2. "IBM pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - SSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    great benefits, can work virtually, love being independent

    Cons

    quick to get the AX! if you're below standards youll quickly get the slip. A lot of Rifs

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits package was great. Loved the work I did.

    Cons

    Co-workers seemed distant, so I never really felt at home at this particular company.

  4. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    huge company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    huge company sometimes difficult to navigate

  5. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Salary with OT. 401K and Benefits

    Cons

    Promised a lot of things, but none were true.

    Advice to Management

    Just another heartless corporation.

  6. "Good to work in ibm"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Everything is good .. good cooperation

    Cons

    Nothing much everything is good

  7. "Great American company"

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      Former Employee - Associate Partner, Global Business Services in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Variety of work, smart dedicated people, travel if you want it, benefits.

      Cons

      Can be difficult to navigate the company - complex processes.

    • "Enterprise Sales multiple roles"

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      Current Employee - Watson & Cloud Platform in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Amazing company with a culture of innovation, in continuous transformation, leader in AI, Blockchain, and strong position in the battle for the cloud. Salaries are competitive for the industry, there are endless opportunities to grow within the company, nice people, hands off leadership, many more benefits, overall great company to work for.

      Cons

      continuous change can be challenging for many people to embrace and adapt and then change again (change of clients, territories, products on the portfolios, managers, leadership, go to market strategy, new products, new teams ETC) = change, change, change, be ready for it. If you can deal with it (I personally find it engaging), then you are in good hands

      Advice to Management

      we need to double down on marketing, there are many internal inefficiencies, but overall nice people leading the company, and good place to work.

    • "All about the bottom line"

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      Current Employee - Storage Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      benefits are pretty good. But that's about it

      Cons

      outsources all there jobs to india or argentina to save a few bucks

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      "Toxic Environment. Bad Products. Don’t Waste Your Time Here"

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      Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at IBM full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      It’s a job. Better than being unemployed. Sort of.

      Cons

      Worked in Sales for 10 years. It used to be great. Some of the best products in the market , great culture, etc. It’s now deteriorated into a toxic culture , employees are miserable , the company that once cared about its people now could not care less about them. If you are older worker you’ll be pushed out the door soon enough. But younger workers as your replacement ? They only last a couple years because it’s...

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      Advice to Management

      Your maniacal focus on Wall Street above all else has led you to destroy what was once a great company. Please finish running it into the ground sooner rather than later. PS - your employees hate being here. It’s punching a clock type job now instead of a passion. And that is entirely Mgt’s fault

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