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IBM Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Place with many career opportunities"

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    • 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.


  2. "Leading IT Solutions Company"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    not much hike in the salary

  3. "Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    A lot of smart people to work with

    Cons

    Hard to move within the company


  4. "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


  5. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable positions and a ton of things learning

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    The restructuring process are some times waste of time, and confusing some times


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and grow skills; working with top notch people; opportunity to travel to places I never thought I would.

    Cons

    Salary and bonuses; work / life balance

    Advice to Management

    Value and

  8. "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.


  9. "Managing consultant"

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    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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".