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IBM Presales Solutions Architect Reviews

Updated May 10, 2018

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    "A good company undergoing transition -- making it a tough place to work"

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    Current Employee - Presales Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Pay is OK but a little below local market average Ability to move around in the company -- I've had 3 jobs in 8 years (by choice) The company has a deep technical stack that is not matched by its competitors

    Cons

    The market is changing, so is IBM and those changes are painful (including lots of job cuts) Management changes major focus every few years and abandons thing that were key before they have a chance to produce results Growth by acquisition, not by native development Many customers see the company as having old, outdated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it for more than 3 years (e.g., what happened to Smarter Planet, what about CAMS). Stop the layoffs, you are losing the very people who can turn the company around.

    IBM2016-03-25
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    "IBM is not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Presales Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    "Some" very good people to work with. The products used to be good, but now it feels like they should be in hospice.

    Cons

    Much of the upper-middle and upper management are only trying to get their next promotion. The result is that very shortsighted decisions get made and often hurt the products, integrations and the people building/selling them. MVP is a common phrase now with Product Dev/Mgmt --- this is not referring to Most Valuable Process. MVP refers to Minimal Viable Product and they rarely meet this MVP requirement. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Cut the amount of non-value add management. Don't be afraid to push back on upper-management when you feel you are doing the right thing. Look beyond the current quarter.

    IBM2018-05-10
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