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Updated 22 September, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1043 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Great opportunities for those constantly challenging themselves

    Cons

    Slow raises and easy to get lost as a number in such a large company


  2. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Functional Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Functional Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice culture, helpful colleagues, work from home policy

    Cons

    too many managers. too many meetings

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    great work culture
    Good People Manager
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    need to focus on resource training and development


  4. "IBM Canada WebSphere Commerce"

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    Former Employee - Applications Security Analyst in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Applications Security Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Brilliant Work Ethic
    - Surrounded by the best professionals in the industry
    - Huge learning experience

    Cons

    - Outdated Technologies
    - Slow Progression


  5. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    work culture, salary, co -workers are very friendly

    Cons

    very long time to get a promotion


  6. "Work-Life Integration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The company values hardworking and innovative employees ans gives importance to work-life integration

    Cons

    So far there were no cons


  7. "Learn a lot of best practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    -Salary was competitive.
    -Learned a lot of best practices

    Cons

    -Didn't feel appreciated at times as an employee.
    -Company felt cheap

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on your employees and make them feel appreciated. Happy employees equals productive employees.

  8. "Mainframe"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company to develop technical skills

    Cons

    Don’t give hikes and much opportunities


  9. "Feedback"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, strong legacy and brand name

    Cons

    Quarter end chase of numbers turns toxic to the work environment


  10. "Great place to start your career. Opens up lots of learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced learning and engaging work

    Cons

    High stress and demanding job. Requires outmost performance all the time


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