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3.6 of 5 stars (9 Ratings)

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Good for starting consulting

4.0 of 5 stars



Good work life balance
Great for analytics and more techy consulting


Get lost in big company
Too rigid of a structure for promotion and project reviews
Hard to make an real impact


If you are looking for traditional management/strategy consulting, look elsewhere. However, if you want to get into analytics, cloud, mobile etc. they are really investing heavily and this space. They are trying to turn a giant ship, so time will tell if their late move into those areas succeed.

Entry-level in Public Sector

4.3 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


IBM is a gigantic company with an infinite amount of resources and opportunities at your fingertips. Great because you can connect with Nobel Prize winners, travel to the numerous client or philanthropic sites around the world, and be at the forefront of technology and innovative solutions for clients. Bad because you don't know where to start looking for information, get lost if you don't pro-actively manage your career, and get stuck with a lot of red tape (necessary in a large firm). However, I am extremely satisfied because I can literally create my own career, work independently when I want (the virtual work environment is fantastic for someone who also has a life outside of work!), and have the full support of highly intelligent and fun people that I work with.

Experienced in Public Sector

4.7 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


continue to get leadership support, interesting and challenging opportunities, great teams

Experienced in Financial Services

3.9 of 5 stars

Herndon, VA | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


BEing part of something my father was eons ago.


Bureaucracy and entrenchment. They need to learn that a report that was good enough 10 years ago isn't now. With the programmers we have here, you think they cld get someone to write a new script. Or even take suggestions on changing it.


I enjoy my work. However a lot of frustration with the bureaucracy


4.0 of 5 stars



Challenging situation, great people...


Travel, long hours


It's tough economy...

Mid-level in Strategy

3.2 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Generally the work life balance at IBM is good - however, since moving from a private company to a public company the overall company experience has decrease significantly

Experienced in Business Advisory

2.9 of 5 stars

Bethesda, MD | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


I like my project and the firm seems to be OK, but my team is not really a team.

Experienced in Strategy

3.1 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Cutting U.S. jobs and hiring overseas does not make for a pleasant work environment.

Experienced in Human Resources

2.1 of 5 stars

Atlanta, GA | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE




too many layers for decision making, weak support of first level mamagement, too arrogant in approach, too much turf protection and political maneuvering


Still too arrogant and layered

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