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IBM Senior Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing global experience. The only truly global behemoth who invest in R&D for tomorrow and boasts of 5 Nobel Laureates. One of the most recognized brands globally along with the likes of Pepsi and Coca Cola.

    Cons

    As in any every large and organization, there are multiple super-talented people that you need to compete against for fast career growth. Unless one is excellent, each band progression can take 4-5 yrs, which is fine as long as one is looking to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Big Company, big politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good internal training and access to internal resources. Extensive opportunities, often involving travel. Diverse work opportunities, solid professional workforce. Makes big effort to stay ahead of technology curve, as a leader in the market in many areas. Most people pull their weight. Frequent use of internal collaboration tools make communication forthright. Through training opportunities, ability to keep skills current to keep pace with areas of emphasis for the company. Solid ethics throughout management and culture.

    Cons

    Big company politics. Sometimes, for that reason, career progression can be slow. Expectations are to work after hours. Need to keep skills current to keep pace with areas of emphasis for the company, in addition to hours already worked.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if "work/life balance", touted strongly, was real.

  3. "Senior Manager Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great range of areas to grow within IBM

    Cons

    Last 5 years slow growing, small salary increases


  4. Helpful (3)

    "You're better off somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel and opportunity to work with great clients

    Cons

    the people, lack of development, lack of corporate culture, you're by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more and provide feedback on how to grow.


  5. "Consulting in a software company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, good compensation overall.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations. How many times per year can a company change directions? It seemed that there were large layoffs, almost every quarter.

    Advice to Management

    You can't solve every problem with technology. As consultants, we cannot lose sight of the business problems we're trying to solve for customers, as they are not always solved by throwing more technology at it. Instead of looking at it like, "I have this software, how can I sell it to ABC company?", look at it this way, "How can I help ABC company, and what would be the solution to their problems?"


  6. "Engaging workplace to grow your career and deliver significant transformation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant - Strategy
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant - Strategy
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Career development opportunities
    - Training resources
    - Coaching and mentoring
    - Scope and purpose of work
    - Collaborative culture
    - Working with industry-leading technology and thought leaders

    Cons

    - Large organization with a diverse portfolio poses unique challenges to driving transformation

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in the development across the organization and driving the transformation for IBM! Proud to be an IBMer!


  7. "Sr Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, Good benefits, excellent place to learn, great colleagues

    Cons

    No salary increases, extremely bureaucratic, slow to change, opaque management decisions

  8. "Place with many career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large firm with numerous career tracks within and between business units. One has to own his or her career at IBM, it's a very big place and critical to keep focus on what one is trying to achieve.

    Cons

    IBM is a public firm, the quarterly wall street demands require heightened focus on reporting and financial data.

    Advice to Management

    Continue cultivating the type of leaders Ginni is grooming. The old management mentality should become obsolete and those managers as well.


  9. "Sr. Managing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging engagements/Projects with upcoming technologies

    Cons

    Demanding clients and lack of work and life balance. Not clear career path.

    Advice to Management

    The Managment needs to help employees with career path


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pay new comer well"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are management consultant, you can enjoy the project with the advanced technology such as Watson, digital, IOT, etc.

    Cons

    IBM has strong screening process to identify new executives and managements. If you are not recognized at this process, you have less opportunity to promote. In addition, IBM pays much salaries to new comer rather than existing employees.