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Updated January 31, 2018
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  1. "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


  2. "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?"

  3. "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!


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Sr. Managing Consultant"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pay new comer well"

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    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.

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    "IBM GBS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a solid vision and plan to grow the IBM business and truly revolutionize businesses into a globally interconnected digital ecosystem

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor. No one simply works 40 hours per week as you're expected to support internal growth or business development efforts in the evenings or weekends at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest more in your employees with promotions and retention bonus


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    "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work topics, good benefits package

    Cons

    Remote workers suffer from "out of sight, out of mind"; great career opportunities require a manager with significant stature; straight, white males over 40 need not plan for a long career.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pandering to Wall Street and your personal bonus status.


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    "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers have great experience and embrace culture of sharing knowledge.

    Cons

    Senior management not engaged enough with clients and workforce. Workforce endorses strategy but does not understand how senior management intends to execute on strategy. Workforce receives minimal or no salery increases while senior management receives large increases in spite of declining revenues and profits. This results in bad morale that senior management does not seem concerned about.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring bad morale problem and understand that declining revenues and profits are largely the result of employees that do not see relationship between effort and rewards.