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Rated as one of the top 100 Canadian employers until 2006. Off the list since 2007. Coincidence? I think not.

Staff Software Developer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

ProsVery competitive salary in the Toronto / Ontario region
Flexible work arrangements - flex hours, working at home
IBM still viewed highly in the industry - looks good on the resume

ConsLayers of management and bureaucracy to wade through, wasting your time from doing your actual work
Little to no organic innovation
Rewards those who play the political game and position themselves well, rather than those who consistently output quality work
50-55 hour weeks are the norm, with 60-65 crunch weeks often enforced, for weeks and months at a time

Advice to Senior ManagementEnable and empower your employees to make decisions, take calculated risks, and innovate. Micromanaging them to the tiniest detail wastes everyone's time and doesn't utilize people's skills to the fullest.

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    IBM Help desks...

    Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    I worked at IBM

    Pros: The company name carries some weight anywhere. The pay rate rate was not too shabby… Cons: A contract comes with no benefits, not even paid vacation, and you are forced to work holidays. Lots of management layers allow for some confusion… Advice to Senior Management: At least pretend you care about your help desk "bodies" More

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    IBM Lab

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    I worked at IBM

    Pros: IBM is good place to work of new graduates. There are a lot of smart people you… Cons: Sometime, it is hard to get help outside of your team if you have no good references… Advice to Senior Management: If you can really know how to deal with your manager and… More

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