Working on our team

Be part of something special. we're not like other consulting firms. We're IBM Global Business Services.

When you join Global Business Services, you become part of something special—an ever-evolving, 100-year IBM legacy of excellence that continues to be recognized throughout the world. You will work as a Global Business Services consultant, but you will be an IBMer. That kind of brand equity makes a statement, and opens doors—giving you a platform to truly make an impact. It also defines us, in keeping with our values:

Our people

The strength of Global Business Services is embodied in its people—80,000 of the best in the business, professionals who enjoy work and life. You will learn from and collaborate with industry experts, thought leaders, sales gurus and client management stars. In 2005, Consulting Magazine named three Global Business Services consultants among its Top 25 most influential, and three again in 2006—more than any other firm listed. It's no wonder that the magazine asserted that Global Business Services is creating "a consulting culture in which its people can achieve greatness."

How we work

As in other consulting organizations, Global Business Services jobs require a willingness to travel 100 percent. In practice, this typically means working at the client site as a member of a project team four days a week, and then from home on Fridays. Depending on the type of project and the client's needs, some work might be performed remotely, in virtual teams, or at designated IBM offices.

Our culture

Consulting is a collaborative endeavor—most often you will serve clients as part of a project team. Early on in your career, you will learn from senior members of your practice, working side by side with other business and technology professionals from around the world, and taking on increased responsibilities as quickly as you are able. It is a fast-paced, stimulating environment—one that never lacks for challenge. You will always be learning, and developing the skills you need to succeed.

Work/life balance

You want to work hard—and have a life. Our consultants balance client commitments, travel, education, family and outside interests. It's not always easy, but IBM supports tremendous workplace flexibility, through unique systems and flexible arrangements.

While work/life balance is achieved differently by each employee. IBM offers a wide range of programs that address concerns like mental health counseling, dependent child care, educational scholarships, elder-care programs and more. In addition, IBM has available a range of Workforce Flexibility Options such as flexible work-week schedules, part-time employment, leave-of-absence programs, and selected opportunities to work from home or remote locations.

In 2005 Consulting Magazine named IBM Global Business Services one of the "ten best" companies for work/life programs.

Pay and benefits

At IBM, your pay will be strongly influenced by the results you deliver and by our overall business performance. Cash compensation opportunities include base pay, performance bonus, commissions, awards and other forms of earnings. When our business objectives exceed the plan and you perform at the highest level, you'll have an earnings opportunity that places you among the best-paid employees in the marketplace.

But to thrive and grow, you need an employer that values the less tangible—but no less critical—benefits that make work a pleasure and a fulfillment. Benefits such as flexibility to help you manage family life; greater freedom in charting your career development; and more say in shaping the company's products and culture. When it comes to having competitive compensation and benefits, tangible and intangible, IBM has long been a leader, and remains so today.

Commitment to diversity

One of the benefits of working at IBM is our diversity, reflected in more ways than ethnicity and gender. We serve thousands of clients in hundreds of countries. We have more than 300,000 professionals—experts in business, technology, research, hardware and software. From Nobel Prize-winning scientists to designers, from strategists to engineers, IBM is committed to building a workforce as broad and diversified as the client base it serves.

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Corporate citizenship

Over the past ten years, IBM has been one of the largest corporate contributors of cash, equipment and people to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across the U.S. and around the world. In all our efforts, we help people use information technology to improve the quality of life for themselves and others.

Recognized leader in diversity