IBM Managing Consultant Reviews | Glassdoor

IBM Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
685 reviews

Filter

Filter

Managing Consultant

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
Virginia Rometty
271 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 929 reviews)

  • Long hours like everwhere elses (in 442 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Overall good experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Great people to work with, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Large company, always restructuring and very siloed so it's hard to keep track of what's going on

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to


  2. "Culture that aims to continually improve, but values work-life balance."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant - Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly transforming, the company culture inspires in its individuals the desire to transform and improve. Also, work-life balance is great, especially for senior managing consultant level and below. 40-45 hour work weeks common. People care about people. Latest extension from 6 to 12 weeks for paternity leave demonstrates a continued recognition of the balance that people crave.

    Cons

    typical downsides of transformation. There is a serious undercurrent of tried and true employees who are not embracing a new way, but upper management is on the side of pushing the boundaries - and that side will win out eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Push even more swiftly to change this company to meet what the market wants.

  3. "Sr Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment, Good benefits, excellent place to learn, great colleagues

    Cons

    No salary increases, extremely bureaucratic, slow to change, opaque management decisions


  4. "Place with many career opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large firm with numerous career tracks within and between business units. One has to own his or her career at IBM, it's a very big place and critical to keep focus on what one is trying to achieve.

    Cons

    IBM is a public firm, the quarterly wall street demands require heightened focus on reporting and financial data.

    Advice to Management

    Continue cultivating the type of leaders Ginni is grooming. The old management mentality should become obsolete and those managers as well.


  5. "Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits package, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Constant travel, work life balance issues, many layoffs in recent years,


  6. "Consulting services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good competent talented employees,large prestigious company

    Cons

    Resource assignment to projects, traveling and high utilization expectation is unfair to employees

    Advice to Management

    Help employees have a map for growth, support further education


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, work at home

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, company not growing in past few years

    Advice to Management

    Hire more relatively young employees so that those with medium experience levels get opportunities to manage, instead of remaining individual contributors.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of cross business unit transfer options and ability to gain experience outside just your scope of work.

    Cons

    Slow career trajectory. Lots of resource actions often coming at the end of each year. Little to no bonus even for top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Set career expectations early with new hires. Keep pay competitive with the market or we will continue to lose great talent.


  9. "Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    As a remote worker, I'm totally on my own most of the time, you get the best flexible work environment in the world.

    Cons

    The consulting operation is very decentralized, you don't have a typical corporate office, or traditional team.


  10. "Sr. Managing Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging engagements/Projects with upcoming technologies

    Cons

    Demanding clients and lack of work and life balance. Not clear career path.

    Advice to Management

    The Managment needs to help employees with career path