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Updated 17 January, 2018
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  1. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    The company is innovating in the right areas of technology

    Cons

    Competing Market Priorities make it difficult


  2. "Great company and people - challenging at times."

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Project Executive in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people; good pay; historical company; great reputation; great teams; incredibly supportive under all circumstances.

    Cons

    Not the best at communicating plans; long hours; typical issues like resourcing, time, money.


  3. "Technical Support Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, understanding management, customer prestige, supported internal infrastructures and atmospheres.

    Cons

    Working remotely is difficult in its own nature. The company has provided more than enough infrastructure to make it work. It's up to the individual to use the support and resources to be productive.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Very Good Place to work. No micro management. Flexible timings and work from Home option.

    Cons

    Deal with many resource across globe.


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    "Information Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Collaborating and learning from peers. Consistency and transparency in writing community.

    Cons

    Work load too high. Absorption of work when others leave their jobs.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunity to grow, Think Big and Innovation

    Cons

    IBM does lot of things and employees know very little. Internal branding is something missing.


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    "BI developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great Team and friendly environement

    Cons

    Huge organizations some times hard to recognize the employee efforts


  9. "great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    this job has a good pay, good hours and good benefits

    Cons

    this job is very time consuming though


  10. "Still so much potential if steered right."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    A good organization to work for if you are working in a good team. The benefits are decent and potential to have a varying career while working for the same company is great.

    Cons

    However the potential for many good opportunities are there, the only problem is that there are bureaucracies that make it very difficult to realize. For a technology company that for many years was the standard for others, it is as if they have forgotten who they are and so are experiencing some form of identity crisis.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots, be creative again, take the chance, do not wait for others to do it first and then buy them out, find a nitche that works for you and fly beyond the stars.


  11. "OK Transition Experience"

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    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of resources, good people

    Cons

    Tough to overstate the bureaucracy. As part of an acquired company you get thrown into the machine, where there is a big push for ELAs the first year and then you're left to die on the vine.


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