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IBM Senior Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "One of the best emoloyee friendly company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits and work life balance. Good vision. Hundreds of tools. Strong leadership. Excellent CBD program for fresh graduates.

    Cons

    At times bureaucratic when it comes to getting answers on internal admin tasks. Some of the tools used are aged.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp desk site support


  2. 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.


  3. "Senior Manger"

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    • 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"


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  5. "Consulting Manager"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok...nothing special"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work force, processes and procedures well established, name recognition in the marketplace, almost magical credibility just because you work there

    Cons

    High turnover, management styles of most managers very rigorous with no allowance for flexibility, bonuses almost nonexistent due to high management and administrative overhead


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    "Sr. Managing Consultant"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with many different clients. Very good benefits. Plenty of resources and opportunities for personal skill development.

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress situations. Little work/life balance. Significant travel required. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to valuing the employee base - need to work on raising employee morale.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good benefits, with the exception of 401-K......................................................................................................................................

    Cons

    IBM will match employee 401 K contributions up to 6%, but will fund the employee's 401-K only if the employee is active as of December 15th. So if the employee leaves the company or included in IBM's infamous "reduction in workforce" effective December 1st of the calendar year, IBM will contribute $-0- for the year.

    Advice to Management

    IBM is only as good as it's Resources...
    Treat your Most Valuable Asset with Respect
    Listen... to your Client's Needs...


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer and Managing Consultant in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer and Managing Consultant in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Company losing money and clients.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Continuous Resource Action"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, established processes, mostly helpful teammates.

    Cons

    Extremely complex, self-absorbed managers, ongoing RA in each quarter, continuous reorg structure results in instability.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders and supportive of your teams.


  11. "Will get better with the next CEO... hopefullly!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work balance
    Decent salaries
    Great products that actually work compared to our competitors

    Cons

    Bloated management, no leadership
    Bonus inexistent

    Advice to Management

    Do something useful and contribute to the top and bottom line!