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Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON
Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON

I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

A very Flexible work environment. Never a shortage of training opportunities.

Cons

Common challenge of a large organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great direction!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Do not work there more then a few years, any longer will hurt your career.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work at home option, though that could be seen as a negative as could be working all hours of day and weekends

    Cons

    The pay was below market value, and either no raise, or 1 percent, well below inflation and cost of living. Bonus program not meaningful as well, so no incentive to exceed, as no reward in the end.

    Moral is terrible, the people are good, just don't care as the life has been taken out of them. Company does not seem willing to try to increase it either, even the smallest things might help, but management would never get it approved if they wanted.

    To difficult to focus on work, as company throws to many road blocks at employees, smallest change requires a lot of paperwork and process to get through.

    To many new processes coming in, which are not properly implemented and poor tools. Process owners do not even understand the processes they are implementing.

    Would not recommend to a person who wants a long term career with IBM, a few years is more then enough. Get some experience working on some projects or enterprise software and systems, and then move on. Anymore and you will be doing your career a disservice as no way to advance or even make enough to support your family over the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, I went to a new place, that cares, and makes the world of difference. Work way harder then I have in the last 5 or 6 years at IBM and I love it. Small things make the difference. Also reexamine your Pay, as it is woefully low for technical people, and when the economy turns around, IBM might no longer be able to attract local people, as they struggle right now. Can't do everything from India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Java JIT Compiler Development: Interesting work, poor development prioritization

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    Former Employee - Software Developer - Java JIT Compiler in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer - Java JIT Compiler in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems for new development projects
    Very competent co-workers, can learn a wide variety of stuff relating to compilers, architecture and software performance

    Cons

    Poor defect/bug prioritization by team leads an management, especially near deadlines
    Poor metrics for determining performance on defect investigation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better employee performance evaluation that is more qualitative
    Give employees clearer understanding of defect versus new development priorities and how those priorities change when approaching release deadlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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