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IBM Washington DC Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 870 reviews)

  • Long hours required during peak work periods (in 426 reviews)

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  1. "Employment Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Partner in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Client Partner in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM is a large company and that gives you the chance to explore many options without changing companies.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get lost in the size of the company and not feel like you matter.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of cool technology
    Many very smart peers

    Cons

    Low wages relative to marketplace
    Too much middle management
    lack of direction in daily as well as long term goals

    Advice to Management

    Take some management and leadership classes
    Focus on the customer and stockholder equity and not petty politics

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I always liked every manager I worked for. They ran their business but yet caring, respectful and were fair.

    Cons

    Too many management layers and these layers actually impeded progress.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers manage, give them support and let them make decisions. They are a capable.


  4. "Portfolio Sales"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Portfolio Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to new technology. Innovative products. great benefits

    Cons

    Duplication of effort for weekly cadence/management meetings is ridiculous. Amount of time discussing vs. doing.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the sales cycle relative to forecast


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great depth of talent.

    Cons

    Struggling to stay current and relevant to younger workforce and with newer technologies

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying of U.S. workforce and sending American jobs overseas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IBM Review 2017"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM Technology and resources are some of the best in the marketplace. IBM's biggest and greatest assets are its people.

    Cons

    Timely delivery of innovation. Transformation for the business doesn't always match the innovation available for clients to benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate strategies on workforce management. Remember the past and why IBM has been so successful, but learn from the past as well.


  7. "Management Consultant, Positive Overall"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall my experience was very positive, I learned a lot. I was part of the PWC Consulting acquisition and nonprofit sector. For the most part the people I worked with were smart, hard-working and dedicated, and my managers worked hard to enable me to succeed.

    Cons

    Squeezed in the middle of reporting up to senior management and managing the nitty gritty of the project - and being called out for exceeding profit targets - ridiculous!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the shared revenue and signings allocation - splitting and assigning to only one practice area created ugly competition and did not foster teamwork at all!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very political"

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    Current Employee - Security Software Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Software Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good income potential. Broad portfolio of software solutions. Decent technical help. Known enterprise software vendor. Easy to get to higher levels of customer due to name.

    Cons

    Old school versus new school. Too many people who have only been at IBM their entire career. They think that gives them some sort of special status. Many don't have external contacts needed to do business

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond years at IBM


  9. "IBM is steadily changing and becoming a top company again"

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    Current Employee - Client Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Watson makes ibm the place for data and analytics. Lots of opportunities to work in different areas

    Cons

    Remote life can be cold

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your tea


  10. "Great Culture"

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    Former Freelancer - EVP in Washington, DC
    Former Freelancer - EVP in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great working teams and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is hard to drive


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