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IBM Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • The hours are very long with a poor work/life balance (in 782 reviews)

  • There is an expectation to work long hours to progress within the company (in 392 reviews)

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  1. "Overall assessment of IBM as an employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing People
    Staggering range of capabilities
    Highly ethical company

    Cons

    Nothing is easy to accomplish in such a large company

    Advice to Management

    Nurture Wild Swans!


  2. "Senior Advisory Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Armonk, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Armonk, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Project pipe line and benefots

    Cons

    Not great payer but stability


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    People are great, benefits are good, salary is fair for role/responsibility. Access to emerging technologies with IBM is easily accessible and plenty of online training capabilities to drive your career path

    Cons

    Large company, managers are only available when something is needed from you, sink or swim mentality, hard to exit a project for other IBM opportunities. Difficult to truly understand where you fit in with the larger IBM picture.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "IBM - Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on projects for Fortune 500 companies that are the leaders in their industries.

    Cons

    Career is entirely self driven. Not a lot of coaching or career development from your management.


  6. "Overall Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Plantation, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    No salary increment each year


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager/Senior Software Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager/Senior Software Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Consulting Company and Leader in all IT innovations

    Cons

    Growth is slow. Not much increase in compensation.


  8. "Its a slippery slope"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home is nice

    Cons

    Grossly unethical senior leadership - terrible company


  9. "Senior Manger"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the most innovative and transformative technology company which has reinvented itself many times in last 100+ years.

    Cons

    Too big and can be difficult to feel your existence - "small fish in the ocean"


  10. "Consulting Manager"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of opportunities
    Crapo shoot on whether you can build a career in consulting with IBM

    Cons

    Too large to manage and a lot of opportunity to have bad project and bad managment
    Bonuses are not even close to competition
    Too many cooks in the kitchen. Every department wanted to add their $20mil to RFP's pricing us out of the market
    Consulting is not a good fit with IBM

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. "Senior Sales Software Representative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I am an organized and collaborative worker. Using my internal virtual team as well as my partner network to make sure the customer is satisfied with our solution and implementation process.

    Cons

    I am a perfectionist- I need to be okay with not going back over and over to make sure it is exactly perfect.

    Advice to Management

    I like knowing what my work expectations are and feedback is always welcome. I work hard and don't need constant direction.