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)
business partner (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 19 April 2017
assembly work of cabinet making and cash dispensing machine and material handling ,wiring for the sensors & power supply,some time testing the software and hardware with the real currency and packaging of the finished product.
Market Segment Manager (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 11 April 2017
IBM has some of the best people in the IT Industry that I ever met. Employees (especially long term ones) were almost all dedicated to client requirements and getting the job done right. Integrity was critical, and that influenced me throughout my career.
open culture, professionalism, quality of employees
Project Manager/ Cognitive Consultant (Current Employee) – Cairo, ON – 6 April 2017
indutsry, and technology exposure day to day progress roadmap, and strategy for self, team, and org flexibility, adaptabiliyt, agility every year end is a huge milestone, every new year is a new challenge in a new company
Innovative company, fast paced, pays for performacnce
Transition and Transformation Program Manager (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 5 April 2017
In my career I have had a lot of opportunity for career progression in many different areas of IBM. IBM has high expectations of their employees and there is a high expectation that you work until the job is done. As a services company this helps with customer satisfaction and has built a culture where everyone helps everyone else and no problem in insurmountable. IBM is a good place to work and it's exciting to be on the leading edge of technology.
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 3 April 2017
I was placed at a client-site by IBM to support the client and every time we had to do overtime, we weren't paid for it because of our salary level (even though other employees in the same salary range at other companies got paid for overtime). We still had to claim the overtime so that the client would pay the overtime to IBM but we (the employees) wouldn't see a dime of it.
Very technologically advanced, looks good on a resume, good brand, big name, well-recognized around the world
Work/life balance, very cheap company, shady pratices
Linux Team Member (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 March 2017
I really enjoyed working with IBM. I was working at school to Earn my Computer Engineering Degree at the time, and I knew from the love I had for the work I was doing at IBM I had chosen the right career for my future.
HelpDesk Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 29 March 2017
Day to day routine would vary as customers would utilize a diverse set of applications and systems. Always learning something new about different systems, great management and comfortable flexible work environment.
IT Helpdesk Analyst (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 27 March 2017
I've had the pleasure to work with people living in all parts of the globe. The synergy among the teams we were involved with really clicked and made the job seamless on a day-to-day basis. The hardest part of the job was not to be able to hang out with my teammates after work since they were all based in different parts of the world. What I enjoyed the most was being able to work from home; avoiding traffic or grisly weather.
I.T. Specialist (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 March 2017
This company was a fantastic place to work before the mid 90's. They started to only care about the bottom dollar and not the employees. They took away so many great benefits. They set targets well beyond anything that could be attained. They made billions every year but didn't reach the targets so packaged people out quarterly.
Team Lead/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 March 2017
I've worked in an IBM office for almost 4 years, and the work environment has not changed. The tasks are the same, the hours are the same, and anything that actually needs doing can be completed in minimal time while still being thorough.
My only beef is that my contractor company isn't big on providing raises. It's been almost 3yrs since my last raise. In simple terms, I work for IBM, but I'm not employed by IBM.
Great work/life balance in a very slow pace environment
Application Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 March 2017
Great work/life balance and professional environment. Good company name to have in your resume. Some oportunities to get involved in new projects with new technologies. On the other side, most projects move slow waiting on "acting busy" individuals with few or low interest. Very complicated to get a salary increase. You more or less are stuck with the salary you negotiated when you started, unless you change your position or get promoted. Most days you feel you could be doing much more things.
Professional collegues, convenient office location, serious company.
Slow projects and too much back and forth, excessive separation of duties, most projects move slow pushed only by meetings.