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IBM Senior PM Reviews

Updated January 31, 2018
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  1. "Wide range of opportunities but prepare to sacrifice your personal life"

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    Former Employee - Senior PM
    Former Employee - Senior PM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a good place to work if you are hungry for knowledge, ready to take on different opportunities and be assigned to different locations. But you also have to be ready to work tirelessly, sacrifice your weeknights and weekends. With IBM, it's all work, work, work.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Too many mandatory training which are sometimes not applicable to your job at hand

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like employees and not just headcount


  2. "Lead was a used car salesman in better clothes - always wired, arrogant, unhelpful, generally verbally abusive."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/PM in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/PM in Phoenix, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It got me into a client that proved to be a good working environment, a solid project, in an industry I knew nothing about.

    Cons

    I was a contractor to IBM, which then farmed me out to their client. The role was more a project planner than a PM, at a very premature time in the cycle (platform was not approved, no project sponsor ID'ed, no scope done, no feasibility done, no on-boarding done - to IBM or the client...

    Advice to Management

    When a "managing executive" is permitted to visit client sites, make sure he or she does not leave the client with the impression that IBM managers are horses' rump. This one did, does, and revels in it.

  3. "project manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior PM in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior PM in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work life balance and culture are great. thera re lot of opportunities for team development.

    Cons

    career growth and compensation. Career growth is not looked after, no opportunity to upskill

    Advice to Management

    more employee pro/provides opportunities to upskill


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    "IBM review"

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    Current Employee - Senior PM
    Current Employee - Senior PM
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better benefits package compared to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Very-Low salaries compared to competitors like Accenture. Poor focus on career growth of the employees. Little flexibility in choosing the careerer with in the organization. Poor review process. No reason will be provided for bad ratings. lots of bureaucracy to move from one group to another. No concern or value for the employee's career aspirations. low pay hikes. Be aware to negotiate a better salary in the beginning else you will be doomed and get on 1 to 2% hikes. Merciless and ruthless when they lay off employees. They lay off employees who are on the projects. Their HR managers are over head to the company as they do not assist the employees in getting the next client when their projects are over. employee has to apply thru their job site and no response will be provided to the employees even after years (literally) of their job submission to the position..It is easy to find a job outside rather finding with in the IBM due to bureaucracy and partailism.

    Advice to Management

    focus on customers. With out their satisfaction your business will doom. Focus on employee satisfaction..with out their commitment and happiness, your customer can not be served properly...IBM services has bleak future..