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Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
12,700 Reviews
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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.  

    IBM Canada

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    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
  2.  

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

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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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -I can't think of anything

    Recommends
  7.  

    HR Manager

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior IT Specialist (Software Group)

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    IBM Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Victoria, BC

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are really friendly and helpful. You get to learn a lot and ask many questions. The project I worked on was very interesting. They hire lots of interns and interns have their own network. They have biweekly sessions where they have informational lectures on taxes, resume writing, preparing for interviews for full-time jobs, etc.
    The company has get-togethers such as barbeques, scavenger hunts, etc. Once, our software team went for pizza and bowling. One of the best places I have worked at!!! And the pay is really well too!

    Cons

    Sometimes I had to work overtime. Once when I was sick, I didn't get a sick day but the pay was deducted from my salary. They have high security, so you have to lock down your desk and erase the whiteboard, etc

    Recommends

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