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IBM Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated February 21, 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. "Senior Consultant"

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    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexiblity, hard work, Global, cutting edge

    Cons

    Dated Management, some dated technology, no annual raises,

    Advice to Management

    Manage Better


  2. "Lovely company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Appreciation for talent and skill
    No to less Politics
    Very flexible

    Cons

    Travel - due to consulting model
    Pay - Not good

  3. "Easy company if you want to stay put"

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    Current Employee - Senior Workday Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Workday Consultant

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you're not traveling, the schedule is very flexible and promotes work-life balance. The culture is laid back and friendly.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and effort is not rewarded. It is difficult to move ahead as requirements and expectations are vague, and there is no promise if you surpass goals that there is personal benefit or career growth.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IBM is nothing like it used to be..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, wide variety of jobs and assignments.

    Cons

    Dis functional and bloated management structure.
    The company spends more time re-branding products than innovating new ones.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO and cronies on the board.
    Cut executive headcount in half.
    Hire an outside management consulting firm and completely revamp the (current) failed strategy.


  5. "Senior Security Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a good work life culture and health benefits

    Cons

    You do not get stocks and bonus


  6. "Sr Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaming, training opportunities, leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Travel, high utilization requirements, full time clients while doing business development.

    Advice to Management

    Increase understanding of the day in the life of employees.


  7. "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

  8. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to get involved with different projects (GBS, AMS)

    Cons

    Consulting is about logging hours, not delivering solutions

    Advice to Management

    The business and consulting side needs to be more in tune with technology, which is not the same as learning some technology marketing speak.


  9. "Oracle Sr ERP"

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    Former Employee - Senior ERP Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior ERP Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent and resourceful company to work for

    Cons

    Didn't find any, had great team to work with

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Full consulting experience - cross-industry, travel, visible client interaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Multiple new discipline learning opportunities in trendy tech
    - Workstation choices
    - Travel policies
    - Career advisement

    Cons

    - Minimal bonus opportunities
    - Not every location has a strong communicating home base