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IBM Reviews

Updated 19 December, 2014
Updated 19 December, 2014
12,341 Reviews
3.1
12,341 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for IBM a IT consultants perspective

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, ON
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, ON

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at ibm you learn to use several tools that can help you perform at level you clients require.
    People are very nice to work with at ibm.
    There are different departments you can work in. There's training involved in career development

    Cons

    Some managers that you will work for come from other departments and have no clue about what you do in you every day job description....you will need a lot of patients as there will be growing pains at first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are the foundation of what keeps the company going!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to start career in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple opportunities
    Learning from peers

    Cons

    Slow, not as exciting as a smaller company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take bolder decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    IBM Canada

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Manager in Markham, ON

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Flexible job, good opportunities to learn and build skills.

    Cons

    To many levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to express yourself as you go up the chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work if you are a politician or beaurocrat

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company, good benefits, awesome product offering

    Cons

    everything must be "in policy", slow to react, political culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work, the ability to work from home. Great benefits.

    Cons

    IBM places inexperienced managers in roles who has no idea what their employees do on a daily basis. These managers can be rude, however an employee feels as if there is no outlet where they can address the issues with their current managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to realize that they are loosing some really knowledgable people. They could careless about who you are, at the end of the day, you are just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    HR Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great collaborative teams to work with

    Cons

    must navigate own career so networking is essential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IBM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lab facilities, flexible working hours

    Cons

    N/A, every thing is great so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Very good salary and good work culture

    Cons

    No cons no cons no

  10.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Nice intelligent people to work with
    -Learning experience is high

    Cons

    -I can't think of anything

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior IT Specialist (Software Group)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Working for a vendor looks great on a resume
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Morale at all-time low
    - IBM has lost it's direction. It's far behind in it's key growth areas such as Cloud and Analytics
    - Budget cuts have hit bone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the 2015 Roadmap plan finally being scrapped, take the effort and invest in your people and products. Customers are upset about paying a premium for products that are buggy when there are lower cost alternatives. Make this once great company something to be proud of again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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