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Updated 19 January, 2019
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1079 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "Not the IBM of even 10 years ago...."

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    Former Employee - CTP in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - CTP in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance possible. Unlimited self-enablement options. Still able to do work from home.

    Cons

    No so simple compensation plans. Difficult to get feature requests in products to stick.

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    FLEXIBLE HOURS, work from home, life work balance

    Cons

    slow growth, boring projects, average to low salary


  4. "Analytics Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great working environment with great people

    Cons

    Benefits and office perks are not great


  5. "People Manager (Luck)"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    It has a Brand name

    Cons

    If your People Manager is proactive you make a dream career. If he/she is not then you are no where.


  6. "Application Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Appraisal process should be transparent

    Advice to Management

    Feedback of employees should be considered regarding promotions especially


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Listens to employees, good salary

    Cons

    some people are very rude

  8. "big company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    not much pressure on the project

    Cons

    not much growth for career


  9. "Application developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance and competitive salary

    Cons

    Less chance of promotion and grow


  10. "Slow and steady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Big company slow to evolve

    Advice to Management

    Learn from some of the newer (e.g. Google, Amazon) big companies on how you can operate a behemoth and still be agile.