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Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA (US)
Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

Pros

Brand, Great clients, Good Projects

Cons

Pay is low compared to other technology consulting firms

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If want to retain talent, at match pay and bennefits that other consulting companies are offering.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Good place for IT consulting profession

    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    You can have chances to join in larger project. IBM has quite good management methodology. The company is managed with mature processes. Generally good colleagues, welfare also ok.

    Cons

    The role are specifically separated. It's not so easy to shift from role to role. And rather the company tends to look for resources in the market first.

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    Big Blue, does not always mean Big $'s

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    Former Employee - CSSR (Client Software Sales Representative ) in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - CSSR (Client Software Sales Representative ) in Bethesda, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has worldwide recognition. You get invited to every (or close to it) technical evaluation. There are a lot of opportunities to work on...along with a team of fellow IBMers. There are so many people involved on accounts. This is especially true on high profile accounts. You can "work at half speed" and still be a "hero" because there are so many people working alongside you. That is one of the reasons why IBMers stay there for so long. Being hired at IBM is a validation of your merit, it’s like getting the "good housekeeping seal of approval."

    Great resume builder
    Good / Great benefits

    I would recommend this company but you need to go in with open eyes...not star struck.

    Cons

    From a software sales reps standpoint, anyone working at IBM beyond 5 years is perceived in the open market as a person who "settles and is not motivated." With one caveat, unless you are being interviewed by a former IBMer then you might be seen as part of the “club.”
    The pay is fair. IBM believes they do not need to compensate their employees on the high-end because they believe that employees will get intangible value by being able to say that they work(ed) at IBM.
    The company is truly run by accountants...this becomes painfully clear if you are due a large commission. The accountants will create a scenario that will allow them to change your compensation plan while the deal is booking, so that you don't get paid or get paid far less than what you are due. There have been many lawsuits filed by former employees affirming what I just stated...including myself.

    In several cases, IGS (IBM Global Services) commissioned personnel get paid more commission if they sell the competitors’ products over IBM’s on a project. (e.g. Oracle versus DB2) I know it sounds crazy but ask...you'll be surprised at the answer.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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