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IBM Senior Managing Consultant Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • You have to manage your work life balance or you'll end up doing the work of 2 or more people (in 929 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. "Senior Managing consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Changing job roles is tough


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but consulting is not where you want to be"

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

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

    Pros

    Great minds innovative products like Watson and block chain Very hard working delivery teams Has the widest portfolio of products and services and a wide network of delivery centers

    Cons

    If you are good you will never grow your skills since you will be on deployments and people on deployments don't get trained Unrealistic timelines making you work more than 60 hrs a week but will be asked to hide your work hours and charge only 40 hrs illegal but you will be asked to do this Partners care two hoots about their team members and feel delivery teams are a lower class In today's world you only get work for delivery Very few partners even know how to deliver it right No synergy between different divisions

    Advice to Management

    Pls do not abuse your own people Train people who are capable and not only who are on the bench to tick off some management sheet to show training is done Be cognizant of the fact that people are sincere but do not abuse their sincerity Eventually you will start to loose good people IBM is a great company but it is great because of its workforce Just adding levels of management with highly paid partners is not going to solve issues Stop self gratifying let the customers do the accolades and focus on the customers needs Break down towers of power centers within different divisions


  10. "One of the best emoloyee friendly company to work for."

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    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