Consulting Method Architect and Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Silicon Valley, CA – 17 June 2012
Overall OK place to work BUT: - No clear relationship between what you do and the bottom line - Reactive management practices including laying off employees (esp. in geographical areas where they are expensive, i.e. the US) whenever the economy in salary is likely to offset the resulting loss in business or productivity - Possibly using the constant threat of lay-off to create internal competition among employees by scaring them into working harder
BOTTOM LINE: As an IBM employee your highest priority is not to do your job or help the corporation, but constantly manage your career and image by maximizing your visibility, the opinion management has of you, as well as your general popularity. In other words, the key to success is being a much better politician than everyone else, while professional skills are secondary.
Clever politicking will keep you off lay-off lists (that are created twice a year during so-called "ranking sessions") and may qualify you for the elusive promotion or 20+% performance bonus (let's face it, the ordinary 3 to 5% is a tip, not a bonus)
Package Solution Consultant (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 May 2017
Good work life balance. Skilled Intelligent people to work with. However a mentally unhealthy manager from a country has spoiled the work culture in the project I work with. He should be thrown out of Canada to make the environment good again
Bad managers have been hired from a country. He should be kicked out to maintain good environment
Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 18 May 2017
The opportunity to just to work at IBM was to say the least incredible. I was very pleased with everyone in my team and management. The training was one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend this company!
Advisory Software Developer (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 16 May 2017
Upper management is clueless and wastes the lives of their front line employees. They pour money into research that will never come to anything while letting their money-making products languish. The fact that IBM has now posted 20 consecutive quarters of declining revenue is no fluke. Their upper management is full value for it.
Client Service Representative (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 15 May 2017
I really don't have anything positive to say about IBM, its' culture or the current level of incompetence, nepotism and operational dysfunctional leadership. Strategically the company knows where a=it needs to go but the people driving the ship are futile.
Office Support Representative (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 11 May 2017
The people of IBM are the real treasure of the company. They make coming in to work valued. They appreciate hard work and support initiative. They are professionals who take pleasure in their work and try to make not only their clients feel welcome but ALL of the staff, as well.
QA Test Analyst (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 24 April 2017
IBM claims to be innovative and forward thinking, and I was surprised to find it is not. It's nothing special. No one on my team actually enjoyed their job. Everyone just doing it to get by, as salaries are competitive and moving up in the company is near impossible.
Project Support Office Manager (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 24 April 2017
The level of professionalism is extremely high in all areas of IBM. Everyone who works for the company has a strong sense of pride to do their jobs well and to help contribute to IBM's overall success. It was easy to be a manager with direct reports who always did their best and respected one another.
Developer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 April 2017
In IBM, we get lot of opportunities to learn the new technologies and we our managers are open to new ideas. I am really having fun & challenge in learning new stuffs and implementing them in our projects.