Ex-IBMers: why did you leave IBM? Any regrets?

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In 3 words, describe the culture of your firm e.g. Accenture, Deloitte, EY, IBM, MBB, PwC, Tier 2s, boutiques, and oh, KPMG

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I see a lot of hate towards IBM from other companies and I am curious why some of you have such a low opinion of IBM. Not going to get offended at all, definitely have seen both the good and the reall… more

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So I once chose Accn over IBM Digital Strat and IBM Government consulting coming out of undergrad. I saw an IBM logo today and just realized I haven’t heard anything about IBM since I started consulti… more

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IBM is "requesting" that we take vacation days now. Anyone else's company trying to get them to waste their vacation days in an attempt to maybe help the bottom line later on?

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What are some things you wish you knew before joining IBM as Associate Partner?

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Currently an Associate Partner with IBM. Got an offer at AWS as a Principal Migration Advisor and would like to get some insights on the competitiveness of my offer. Base - $180k. Year 1 sign on cash… more

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Shout out to all the 🐠 in here who work for non-recognizable firms. Comment if you work for a company that’s not: B4, MBB, or other common ones (e.g. ZS, LEK, IBM...)

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Just got laid off my startup job after only 6 months. Previously worked at IBM. Anyone want to refer me to Bain or BCG?

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Any benefits to switching from Big 4 consulting to IBM? Potential drawbacks?

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3 offers: 1) IBM - 140K + 20K sign on, automation consultant 2) Facebook - 120K + 12K, Data Specialist, Sunnyvale, Cali 3) JP Morgan - 145K + 20K, VP Program Management, Wilmington, DE Any advice?

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Would you rather work at IBM GBS or ZS Associates?

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Former IBMers, has leaving IBM been better for you? Or is it the same at your current company? If not, how? Feeling really burnt out by IBM and have been holding on while the economy is bad...

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A recruiter recently reached out to me from IBM about a position titled “Associate Business Transformation Consultant.” Will someone please provide me with more color into what my day to day would loo… more

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Have final round interviews this week at Guidehouse, Grant Thornton, and IBM Federal after being laid off from ACN. Am unsure which firm I’d take an offer with given that they all go well. Any insight… more

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Everyone likes to dunk on ibm here (especially me) so are there any cases where the grass WASNT greener after leaving? Or people who made the switch to ibm and prefer it?

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Deloitte GPS to IBM federal consulting... worth it?

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Leave IBM for Amazon l5 data scientist or stay with ibm data science consulting and push for band 9 ... what would you do and why ?

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Would you take a Sr director at cognizant over associate partner IBM or associate director guide house? If comp was the same

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3 offers: 1) IBM - 140K + 20K sign on, automation consultant 2) Facebook - 120K + 12K, Data Specialist, Sunnyvale, Cali 3) JP Morgan - 145K + 20K, VP Program Management, Wilmington, DE Any advice?

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B4 non-strategy management consulting vs T3 (infosys, IBM, Cognizant) internal corporate strategy?

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Are Accenture, IBM, EY, Deloitte any other consulting firms hiring now? I lost my job and looking. I appreciate if anyone let me know what consulting firms are hiring now?

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I have noticed that a Director or VP level at IBM is very different than what I see at my client where a manager is called director and their boss a SVP. So now when i hear a title, hard for me to tel… more

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People who’s switched from IBM to Deloitte, could you give me what level to expect at Deloitte if you are on level 8 (managing consultant) currently at IBM?

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I am so demotivated looking for a job. It’s been 6 months and nothing in the pipeline that I like. Senior consultant at ibm in their public sector space looking to move to an internal strat team. If a… more

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What is tech consulting? Like at D, EY or IBM? I always thought it was like product management or product strategy/engineering, but I had recently spoke to some people at B4, and it sounded more like … more

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Anyone from IBM here ? What are your thoughts on NewCo? Does this mean GBS resources would be split between IBM and NewCo?

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If Google did tech consulting the same way IBM and even Salesforce does to an extent, where would we land on the “prestige” scale? I imagine it’d focus on Google Cloud as well as relevant integrations… more

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Any idea what base / tc is for associate partners in IBM GBS?

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Got two offers EY FSO 190k, IBM 230k. Which company is better in terms of growth and stability? What are the hike/bonus % in these places? Expense policy I hear IBM is very penny pinched and tight?

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How is EY compared to IBM? Considering both these options for a career in consulting. Looking for help on 5 year potential, culture, annual raise.

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Going into my senior year of college. I have an offer with IBM to join as a strategy consultant(105k starting salary). Also I have an offer from deloitte S&O (88k salary) start as BA. Whats better… more

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Can someone give an honest opinion of DS&iX at IBM? Thinking about taking band 6 entry level role there. I’ve heard I won’t develop skills. Is this true?

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What are best case scenario exit opps after 3 yrs in Federal consulting at Accenture / IBM / Deloitte?

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Big layoff at IBM today apparently. Anyone hear anything?

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Anyone know what Senior Consultant at IBM in NYC, total comp packages look like?

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Anyone make the switch from IBM to another consulting firm? How was the transition and how would you recommend someone in their first year start planning their move?

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My young cousin who got promoted from C to SC at IBM... Salary went from 70k to 98k lol.. Thats quite nice...

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Any OW peeps wanna get in on a referral?

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Has anyone ever gotten a shot interviewing with Amazon? What was the process like?...did you get a sense that it was kind of a big scary evil cult? Or are they actually doing good things inside that giant beast? is there anyone here who has ever applied and been rejected, but ended up getting a job there at some point? 

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What’s the CPA bonus at PA firms look like? Does Grant Thornton give a CPA bonus? What about BDO & RSM? I know the Big 4s do. How much does each give?

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New to Deloitte Consulting - what is the best way to send personal files out of the work laptop? Some small some big, immigration related stuff I want to send to personal email. Thx

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I am making 69k (1 year 2 months experience after undergrad) Only was able to negotiate 79k at another big 4, however giving me Sr associate title. Did I just get screwed? ☹️

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If firm undergoes layoffs do internal roles also get cut? (HR, recruiting, etc)?

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What’s an associate partner in ibm equivalent to in the big 4?

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How do you respectfully approach the subject of declining work for a client with your boss? I have am extremely ideologically opposed to the idea of it and I don’t want to compromise my morals

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Are there any cute girls from Houston who are on a project in Midland, MI??

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How much is your house/town home/condo worth and how much you pay in property taxes every year?

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That awkward moment when you tell someone you love their ugly Christmas sweater only to learn it was knitted by their grandmother. ....😰

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Should I stay at a mid tier firm working 65-70 hours during busy season or take an offer with EY? EY's offer is 20% more than what I make currently.

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Any good book recos?

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Been recruiting for PE/HF and why do I feel so under qualified based on the job descriptions... I can model, but it seems like they want a math genius

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Who regrets getting married and why?

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What's the average pay increase for a recently promoted audit senior?

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Anyone else read ellipses the way Stephen Colbert reads dots on his show? I just came came across it in a document and couldn't help but grin a little, lol.

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What made you realize consulting isn’t for you?

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Anyone else @ Burnett more than a little annoyed that yet again we find out about this from adage and not from our agency leadership?http://adage.com/article/agencies/leo-burnett-brings-andrew-swinand-north-america-ceo-buys-digital-shops/307428/ #pooproblems

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what do you do when a new manager comes on an engagement and brings a hostile work environment?

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Seeking feedback for company benefits: I work for a Fortune 500 company: 15 PTO, no sick days, no maternity leave. We don’t get Xmas eve, NY eve or the day after thanksgiving off. I didn’t know this until after I joined (lessons learnt: don’t trust recruiters). Is this poor culture normal?

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I’ve been on a project longer with more domain knowledge. They brought in a manager to manage a team of senior consultants and consultants. My manager more often than not never gives credit, contd

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What's better being an in Towner forced to work the long hours of an out of Towner and not making per diem/miles perks or getting to sleep in your bed every night?

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Baby hair in body at 1 yo. How to get rid of this. People said it will go away but this is more than lanugo

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Always feel so bad about leaving an agency, even when the environment is toxic. Have a chance for a promotion at a great place, but the guilt is crazy. Personal problem? Woman problem? Help

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My 3 wk old baby takes an hour to eat each time... any ideas on how to shorten his feeding time??

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WFH life - do y’all work in silence when not on calls or throw something on in the background?

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There is a guy smoking an e-cigarette on my flight

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For their 401k, has anyone used financial engines? How do they compare to blooom?

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I'm accepted to UCLA Anderson with a 2/3rds fellowship. I'm on the waitlist at Tuck and I interviewed at Booth, but won't hear back until later this week (dings at a couple other M7s) cont...

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Has anyone ever applied for McKinsey’s next generation women leaders program? What is the interview process?

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Lowballed myself like an idiot in a first interview when asked about target salary. I knew I should’ve gone higher, but imposter syndrome psyched me out 😔 Tips on how to recover?

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How’s OW’s health and life science practice?

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I'm a young (under 30) SM at Big 4 & like everyone here would like to make the move to MBB. I recognize a title change is likely but I don't care about titles. My question is how to make the change?

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MBB 🐟 - How long does it take before the hype of working at a MBB dies down? Or do you constantly feel challenged?

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Employers of 100 or more employees, to include big 4 firma will have this issue to face:https://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/2019/04/articles/eeoc-enforcement-updates/employers-must-provide-pay-data-september-30/

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What do you think of Program/Product Manager if you’ve worked with one? I just started my career and got an opportunity of switching my role. Curious about industry thoughts.

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Saw some posts about FIRE being a good way to exit if you don’t have lofty ambitions and I guess that’s true. But does anyone know how those people are faring in pandemic (and the recession)? IIRC your only income stream is investment proceeds unless you take on odd jobs here and there.

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Any ad ops gurus here? If IAS wrapped JavaScript tags for a campaign are currently running with high discrepancy such as 50% between 1st and 3rd party numbers, how to investigate and lower the number?

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Hi All, with WFH I have time to work on myself & deal with my childhood trauma/emotional abuse etc. My symptoms are too mild to be covered by insurance or EAP. Any recs on good affordable therapists?

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