Infrastructure Storage Engineer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
There aren't many work places that allow you to have a very good work/life balance like IBM. IBM is an amazing place to build up your skills with a great network of people willing to help you even at the most challenging tasks. The workplace culture is second to none and anyone who has worked here will only have a in-depth knowledge to share wherever their new career may take them. You will never be disappointment by hiring a exIBMer as they have a wealth of knowledge to share.
great work/life balance
will require you to complete your project at all costs.
Helpdesk Team Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 July 2017
Great place to start to learn new things. Lots of resources at hand to promote learning. Workplace curlture is good, people are avg as most other employers, there are good ones and friendly and the regular egotistic ones. Enjoyed my time there except the pay.
Lots of resources, good people
Pay, abilty to move around, alot of it is contract or outsourced.
PeopleSoft Solution Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 July 2017
Working for companies like IBM can be challenging. They, like other companies of their size, don't really know the staff that work for them. The work/life balance is stressed as something we should strive for in our live, however when approached with situations that is the last thing they want to do.
They were really good when it came to workplace morale that was good for them. Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving it was always encouraged for you to decorate your area (cubicle) if you wanted to. IBM was also good about lunch hour celebrations for those holidays as well.
The company was providing support to other locations in the world and shift work was the biggest issue. They did not understand the compensation that was to go with the shifts and thus staff were not compensated appropriately for hours worked.
A temporary position that gave me experience working with an organization such as IBM
Sales Coordinator (contract position) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 July 2017
There was not much event planning in this position and the job duties that I was responsible for did not give me the satisfaction that I required to utilize my skills. It was a temporary position however I took with me training that assisted in future positions.
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 29 June 2017
This is basically a sweatshop for first level support techs. I would only recommend working here if you're just breaking into the field. The calls are timed, the time you're off the phone is timed, and even your washroom breaks are timed.
Storage Solution Architect (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 June 2017
storage administration / implementation / migration /consolidation work for big financial sector company and public sector like government account. Management team is very nice and give flexble work hours.
Sr. Test Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 June 2017
I have been working at RBC (More than 3 years) Pros RBC has a great atmosphere and it doesn't feel like a 9-5 routine work Work Life Balance is good with great vacation period and flexibility Salary is competitive with other banks Cons Can get hierarchical at points but I would say is still decent and somewhat multicultural at management level Slow advancement Advice to Management Continuously provide feedback Highlight path to advancement Career coaching with clear action plan
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 15 June 2017
IBM = outsourcing every possible job outside Canada, to make more and more money for upper management and shareholders. WHO CARES about CLIENTS. I feel pity for the clients who pay hefty amount for support and in response they get nothing.
Customer Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 12 June 2017
Can be great in the right position/department, but that wasn't my experience. Hired as day contractor. Typical 8.5 hour day, unpaid lunch, 2 paid breaks 15 minutes each. Learned how to play politics. Work was boring overall, lacked intellectual challenge. Immediate management was OK, but poor at recognizing employee initiatives.
BBQ dog or burger w/ chips once a year.
Can be high stress, may be asked to skip breaks if busy
Excellent Company to work for to gain a wealth of experiences in a variety of areas
Advisory Technical Services Professional (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 2 June 2017
My experiences at IBM were enjoyable for the most part. I was blessed to be able to work from home the majority of the time, had excellent colleagues and the culture of rhe workplace was good. One area which was a concern was the proliferation of jobs being outsourced. IBM is a company in transition and as such there have been a significant number of layoffs in the past 5 years with me being one of them. However, I cannot say I disliked my experience. I was disappointed in not being able to move on in another area.