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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "Working at IBM in Talent Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Principal Talent Acquisition Partner in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Endless Learning Opportunities Some of the Smartest People in the TA Field Innovative Tons of Cutting Edge Technologies One of the few companies to embrace Agile for TA

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems that need to be sunset (Sametime, Lotus Notes, RecruitProc)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  2. "Challenging Projects"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    1) Great Exposure to Technology 2) Challenging Projects 3) Ability to rise up the ladder if you network and make connections

    Cons

    1) Lots of Travel (If you don't like Travel) 2) Tight Deadlines

  3. "Client Focused work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership team Skilled coworkers Room for growth and promotion

    Cons

    No Bonus No big raises outside of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive to be client focused and a leader in SAP. Do not focus on organizational changes but rather teaching and fostering skills of your employees. A merit bonus would be nice but the paths to promotion are greatly appreciated.

  4. "Political environment lagging technology"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Tolerance of mediocrity. Stable company.

    Cons

    Tolerates mediocrity, can't keep up with technology in production.

    Advice to Management

    Compete to win in viable segments, and prune uncompetitive segments.

  5. "Place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You own your career and if you are serious about it, IBM is the best place to retire

    Cons

    People good at lobbying and politics will drive ahead of you

  6. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 20 years

    Pros

    large company with USA and global sites

    Cons

    Lost core focus (customers/employees). Became a body shop focused on getting contracts but not staffing to meet contract.

    Advice to Management

    Your were #1 admired corp; where are you now! Also, jetting worse (if possible)!

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    "Consulting by Degrees"

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    Current Employee - Business Transformation Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Network Salary Well received by other company

    Cons

    Terrible management, massive layoffs, no direction, low morale, company sees you as just a number

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    "Client Executive review of IBM"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Outstanding people in the field with consistent dedication to clients. Intellectual capital at IBM is second to none. IBM brand opens doors.

    Cons

    Impressive strategy/vision by senior leadership, but consistently poor execution. Acquisitions have led way to much overlap with products/solutions which makes creates confusion for field sales as well as clients. Extremely complicated sales plan.

    Advice to Management

    I have shared much advice via engagement surveys which has fallen on deaf ears time after time. Best advice is to recommit to employees and clients. The dollars will follow.

  9. "Landscaper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Langhorne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Great people. Owner is very caring. Stable employment.

    Cons

    Hard work, but it is a team effort.

    Advice to Management

    It is great that you listen to us as employees. Thank you for taking my suggestions.

  10. "Application Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Onsite opportunity. Work from home facility.

    Cons

    Manager driven system. Less salary.

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