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IBM Reviews

Updated 20 December, 2014
Updated 20 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  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great working experience but badly remunerated

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company is living off of its past glory.

    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    - Fellow employees (for the most part) were great.
    - Work was interesting.
    - the Ottawa office was nice and had a good gym.

    Cons

    - Senior management is killing the company.
    - poor salary, no pay raises, minuscule bonuses considering the amount of overtime worked. even those rated a 1 got minimal raises & bonuses.
    - Poor morale, people are fearful of the next 'Resource Action' (aka Layoffs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Treat employees like people, not as expendables.
    - Listen to employee feedback.
    - Stop blaming the economy and be accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The machine

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Consultant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Well organized and good career opportunities. Very diverse mix of people and skills. Good place to grow your skill set.

    Cons

    It is a heartless machine. There is no family or team here just the friends you make as they leave to look for some place they feel like they can contribute and not just be a wheel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will have to make your own path and it is very political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    great exposure to different industries

    Cons

    the organization politics, limited personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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