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Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the largest technology companies in the world. Depending upon where you work in the company it can be interesting work.

    Cons

    If you are not in one of the "strategic growth areas" the prospects are not good as IBM tries to reinvent itself.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at looking after the long time employees rather than mass layoffs, which are called resource adjustments.


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting project work, great coworkers (for the most part)

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement and raises

    Advice to Management

    Give control to project managers and direct managers for employee's compensation and career path


  3. "IBM"

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well, plenty of growth

    Cons

    Too large of an organization, impersonal

    Advice to Management

    everything cannot be automated


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  5. "fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    They have a lot of projects

    Cons

    its salary is not competitive


  6. "Good Company to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to build your reputation, network and meet some smart folks, a good way to start learning about the technology industry as well as the government sector.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape, set in their old ways


  7. "Senior Consultant (Public Sector)"

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits and work life balance
    -Somewhat cool projects
    -Vast network

    Cons

    -little fish-big pond
    -no real direction
    -siloed between divisions
    -managers don't care about your growth as long as your billable


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    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 Not Great"

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    Current Employee - IBM GBS Consulting By Degrees Entry Level Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IBM GBS Consulting By Degrees Entry Level Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Senior Consultant Title in two years
    Competitive starting salary
    Competitive signing bonus

    Cons

    Boring Projects
    low to no bonus
    benefits too expensive

    Advice to Management

    Match current employees salaries to newer higher entry level salaries


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    large company with potential to grow if you are in the New Your area. Good people who are client focused. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of change right now. Lots of layoffs and uncertainty about the company's future. It's tough to work here sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    They need to really focus on the people they want to keep and reward them.


  11. "IT Consultant-CbD program"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, great traninng programs that give you the chance to network with many college hires in the program.

    Cons

    The program advertises the benefit of moving around/rotating to other projects during the 2 year duration of the program. In my experience, I've had many difficulties moving to other projects in the public sector and have been on my first project for a year plus now. My managers are not helpful and really have an "oh well" attitude when I express that I want to move around to gain different experiences. It's a very tough spot when you want to learn and soak in as much information and possible, but no one is there to help.

    Advice to Management

    Place CbDers in the position to grow and get the best out of the program. Assign us to managers that possess the skills sets that we are working towards, and allow CbDers to move around to other projects to grow their skill set. We want to grow but we are being placed in roles that have nothing to do with our interests or experiences and it doesn't help us. It seems like we are just being placed to fill a seat regardless of what skills we have especially when a lot of us are very skilled.


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