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IBM Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1049 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 488 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing global experience. The only truly global behemoth who invest in R&D for tomorrow and boasts of 5 Nobel Laureates. One of the most recognized brands globally along with the likes of Pepsi and Coca Cola.

    Cons

    As in any every large and organization, there are multiple super-talented people that you need to compete against for fast career growth. Unless one is excellent, each band progression can take 4-5 yrs, which is fine as long as one is looking to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Managing consultant"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    work from home, plenty of vacation days and sick leave

    Cons

    utilization targets are hard to meet.

  3. "Managing consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good people in middle level

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and less options


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have some interesting projects and have enjoyed traveling with my work.

    Cons

    Unethical practices by executives. Employees are at risk of age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Find your "Why". A truly successful company needs more than a single-minded focus on revenue generation. Having a successful company goes beyond competitive differentiators and catchy corporate mission statements. It takes passion, and commitment that resonates throughout your organization. IBM is lacking in knowing their "Why".


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, not the best pay or benefits anymore"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning experience is great. The team i worked with was excellent and we had a great manager

    Cons

    The benefits and business practices are what makes IBM a challenge. Company is penny pinching on things that generate a burden on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the people. Profits are not the only important thing in the world


  6. "Big company; opportunities await for those who look"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to do nearly anything within IBM. I have personally be the beneficiary of many good managers and programs. Although my experience has been exceptional, I have seen other not be so fortunate.

    Cons

    Many managers are removed from their reports and are only focused on utilization. It is a big company and is easy to get lost / challenging to find the right place. Bonuses are a joke; pay bumps are fair, but you won't be getting rich.

    Advice to Management

    Take 360 degree feedback seriously -- far too many bad managers. Easy to begin wearing many hats, but no real financial incentives available for managers to reward top talent. Easy to hide and not work hard. The above results in bad talent staying (and not working hard) and good, hard-working talent moving elsewhere for fair pay.


  7. "Senior Managing Consultant - IBM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn the functional and technical aspects of dominant software technologies.

    Cons

    The company turns a blind eye to incompetent managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the deadwood.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Big Company, big politics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good internal training and access to internal resources. Extensive opportunities, often involving travel. Diverse work opportunities, solid professional workforce. Makes big effort to stay ahead of technology curve, as a leader in the market in many areas. Most people pull their weight. Frequent use of internal collaboration tools make communication forthright. Through training opportunities, ability to keep skills current to keep pace with areas of emphasis for the company. Solid ethics throughout management and culture.

    Cons

    Big company politics. Sometimes, for that reason, career progression can be slow. Expectations are to work after hours. Need to keep skills current to keep pace with areas of emphasis for the company, in addition to hours already worked.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if "work/life balance", touted strongly, was real.