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IBM Washington DC Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with and tons of growth potential

    Cons

    Lots of internal processes, etc.


  2. "A great stepping stone for career advancement into next company or stay 20 and become partner"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Legacy Brand Name that still has impact on Resumes, The closest leadership has the most impact and thus if they're amazing your career will be as well. After 100 years the policies have panned out to be stabilized and easily understood.

    Cons

    A cog in a 300,000 part machine can feel like an unimportant piece in a really big puzzle. Although I listed it as a pro a con is that the policies are also in some parts outdated. Utilization target for GBS Federal was higher than compensation although this might differ annually.

    Advice to Management

    If IBM hopes to survive and be competitive against the Google/Facebooks of the world, you'll need to equate the benefits (Full Coverage of Health Care Plan, 16 weeks of Maternity/Paternity leave, RSUs, etc.) or else the talent will wane in the coming generation and jeopardize the company as a result.

  3. "Public Sector Less Glamorous"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid and straightforward work. Exposure to lots of projects

    Cons

    Hard to find a clear career path forward. Lots of management. Slow pace


  4. "Need Work On The Long Team View"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in New Market, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in New Market, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name, smart people, decent pay.

    Cons

    Focused on products, not solutions, results not a client, titles not contributions

    Advice to Management

    Cut a few layers, stop trying to be Google or Amazon and become IBM, the leader that ensure companies success. Take it a step further and dazzle the clients with something special, not chasing the tail of others.


  5. "Busy, Busy"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive environment with sharp colleagues

    Cons

    100% Travel, very long hours, no bonus or equity


  6. "The Good and the Bad"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive offerings, good pay, great training

    Cons

    Huge company, lack of organization at all levels, and cut-throat environment


  7. "in transition"

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    Current Employee - Client Solutions Professional in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Professional in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people and lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    slow to market, lots of things out-dated. Constant layoff. raise is hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    be more agile in this market.

  8. "Living off past legacy"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume
    A lot of opportunities
    Low hiring bar (easy to get in)

    Cons

    Not growing
    Disorganized and dysfunctional
    Low hiring bar (a lot of incapable ppl)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really. IBM to me is like the titanic, one of the world's biggest tech companies, that is slowly sinking. All the good people leave pretty soon to go to a better company. I don't think IBM is salvageable at this point.


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexiblity, hard work, Global, cutting edge

    Cons

    Dated Management, some dated technology, no annual raises,

    Advice to Management

    Manage Better


  10. "Sorta Good Company to start out at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, decent team, good tech

    Cons

    lots of pressure to sell

    Advice to Management

    get a new CEO - now


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