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

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Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON
Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Very 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

Cons

Layers 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 ManagementAdvice

Enable 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.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    a reasonable but not perfect place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Markham, ON

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    flexible working hours, relative high pay within Canada

    Cons

    your talent may not be fully utilized if you are not gooding at "speaking loudly"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allocate resource more wisely

    Recommends
  2.  

    Strategic outsoursing team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Large amount of knowledge and good tools avaible. Able to work remotely.

    Cons

    Very slow ot get new technology. Expect the best but not very good raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beter achnolege what the employees need

    No opinion of CEO
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