A career as an IBM consultant offers opportunities to work on interesting projects for a top-tier clientele. Consultants earn a base salary, cash bonus, stock awards and profit sharing. IBM's Global Business Services (GBS), which includes its consulting services, is one of the world's largest business consultancy with operations in 160 countries. In 2010, GBS reported revenue of £37.0 billion.
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IBM's GBS offers technology services and expertise to some of the largest multinational corporations. GBS's reach spans diverse industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, banking, chemicals and petroleum. IBM consultants offer functional expertise in a variety of areas such as application services and supply chain management.
According to GlassDoor.com, a college graduate earns £29,250 salary as an IBM consultant. Through a combination of experience, cash bonus, stock bonus and profit sharing, a consultant's salary may be as high as £78,000. On average, IBM consultants earn £55,985. IBM consultants reported an average cash bonus of £2,178, £650 stock bonus and £1,462 profit sharing.
In 2008, IBM ranked eighth as the "Best Place to Launch a Career" and eighth in "Best Internship Program" according BusinessWeek and consistently ranks in the "Top Ten" among college students. IBM actively recruits at top university programs throughout the U.S. in fall and spring semesters. The company conducts first-round interviews on campus and second-round interviews on site. IBM uses behavioural-style interviews to evaluate potential "IBMers" and in some case interviews for consultant candidates. Applicants may also apply online.
Preparing for a career as an IBM consultant requires much travel and long hours. If this sounds appealing to you, then landing a job as an IBM consultant may be the right choice for you. Before applying for a position as an IBM consultant, talk to other consultants to gain a better understanding of the job requirements.
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