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IBM Product Sales Specialist Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2016

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  1. "Great Internship"

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    Current Intern - Product Sales Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    Very organized internship even for such a large organization Sometimes it feels like there is nothing to do but if you ask your manager for work theyll find you something interesting Great company with many resources available Great Pay

    Cons

    Starting at the end of the second quarter/half

    Advice to Management

    None

    IBM2015-06-30
  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Networking Product Sales Specialist in Streamwood, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Take care of employees, very smart people, good environment

    Cons

    can be excessive red tape in making decisions,

    Advice to Management

    Get teams to work together better

    IBM2016-03-28
  3. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Intern - Product Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people who are working in the same capacity as you but you also get to appreciate the diversity in backgrounds and interests,

    Cons

    There is a lot of company jargon, so you always have to be on your toes and listen closely to what goes around.

    Advice to Management

    I think that a lot of what makes working at IBM tricky is simply the colloquialisms and jargon that get circulated throughout the office, just reinforcing their meaning to interns would be helpful.

    IBM2015-06-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Growth Plan, benefits, products and facilities. I was a very proud IBMer.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management hindered success of product.

    IBM2014-04-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beware the Peter principle!"

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    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Well paid. International travel options. Camaraderie with (same level) colleagues. Terrific technical innovators. Good Senior Management (and by that I mean the Board in the US - not the Country/regional management 'yes' men)

    Cons

    Highly political working environment. Managers more interested in their next move than you (or the job at hand for that matter). No management training (other than 'how not to get IBM sued') A need, not only to play the game, but to be SEEN to play the game. You ARE a number (PS mine was 16882 if you're interested)

    Advice to Management

    Junior and middle managers - MANAGE your people and not JUST the business!!!! Treat your employees as people rather than 'tools'

    IBM2014-01-22
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