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IBM Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
12,135 Reviews
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12,135 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 1321 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1289 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 416 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 209 reviews)

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    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
  2.  

    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

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    Senior IT Specialist (Software Group)

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    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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    Great working experience but badly remunerated

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bromont, QC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bromont, QC

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great experience in electronic

    Cons

    This is a badly remunerated job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with. Company takes one step forward and 2 steps back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Money and flexible working location

    Cons

    Expect to work all hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Intern in Markham, ON

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot from my team and my boss. There was a lot of opportunity and a lot of insight.

    Cons

    It was very boring, not much can be innovated upon. Stuck in the 80s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that IBM needs to adapt to the times. They are trying to leverage their patent portfolio, but are not failing to do so in execution.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON

    I worked at IBM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and creation

  9.  

    comment to IBM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    big platform, access to resources, easy to transition

    Cons

    complicated process, complicated approval process, too heavy in people management

  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    really good environment, great people

    Cons

    commuting near by can be tough lots of traffic in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  11.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales - LDR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales - LDR

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, competitive pay and lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Career growth - very slow
    Room for creativity
    Enough with the politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favoritism. Give equal opportunities to those who have earned it. Let the millenniums take over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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