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Large monolithic company
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON2 December 2016
Even though IBM appears to be a front runner with technology, the internal processes will get in the way. They are consistently trying to find ways to save the company money to improve the bottom line - including sending work to locations that are less expensive to operate. Employee satisfaction was low. The culture may have changed over the years, but as a large organization with thousands of employees, it is hard to change quickly.
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Excellent place to work - Poor pay and lack of advancement opportunities.
IT Solution Lead (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON30 November 2016
Great work life balance. Excellent learning opportunities and support for first line management. However pay is generally below industry average and increases are hard to come by. Basically what you get hired on is likely what you will be earning for the foreseeable future.
Pros
Work Life
Cons
Pay
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Good work-life balance, average salary, bad management
Advisory Solution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON29 November 2016
One can join IBM if they want to be a dead animal, No future at all.
First line managers are absolute zero. Every one worries about themselves only, none about the company.
Pros
Good opportunity to learn on your own
Cons
Unethical
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Huge IT Servicing Company
Senior Midrange and Mainframe Operator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 November 2016
Strong work culture that seeks to be the leader in IT services on a global scale. Hard to become a permanent employee, most jobs are contractual while at IBM.
Pros
compensation rate, benefits, advancement, work culture
Cons
contract jobs
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good place to gain experience
Compiler Optimization Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON21 November 2016
good place to gain experience. But the culture and the working habits may varies from team to team. work/life balance is great tho. you can come in late as long as you finish your jobs
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contracting job
Sr. Java Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2016
Not a good place for contractors, permanent may be okay. Contractors are not respected for their efforts and once IBM permanent resource is on the bench, the contractor will be replaced regardless of his or her technical expertise.
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Ample of Opportunities and good work culture
Advisory IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 November 2016
IBM is a brand , working with Ardent IT professional. Lot of thing to learn and explore.
Management is very cooperative and good. Lot of opportunities to explore new technology.
Learned how to deal with challenges and being collaborative.
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Service Desk.
Alberta Health Services IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 November 2016
IBM was a service desk for AHS. It was my first job when I moved to Calgary. They had a lot of improvements to make which I heard they made. I had some great co workers too. The pay was decent also.
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IBM is a great employer
Application Architect-PI (Former Employee) –  India, UK, Canada15 November 2016
IBM as an organization has lots to offer in terms of opportunities, good work culture and facilities.
It gave me a career to excel and ample opportunities to showcase my skills and talent. The working environment was good and the processes in the company were well thought off.
Pros
Recognition of good work
Cons
Opportunities to diversify
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Work/Life Balance and Job Security was good
BUSINESS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON15 November 2016
Working from home option for work/life balance was good.
Other than work/life balance and job security (which is no longer there nowadays), advancement is offered rarely and poorly, salary is very poor compared to market, management and job culture is pretty difficult to adapt ever since offshore/onshore model.
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Productive working environment
ABM Technician (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON12 November 2016
Working at IBM has been a great learning experience, everyday new challenges can occur in repair troubleshooting and it is enjoyable to find new ways in order to complete the repair. I've always enjoyed working with my hands involving technology so this job as furthered my experience in that aspect/field. A normal day involves the repair/refurbishment of various ABM and CRU components as well as the occasional pre-staging of said machines for various customers. The management at IBM are filled with experienced and understanding staff who have a very business oriented mindset along side a good understanding as to utilization of various staff talents to ensure productivity is at its greatest potential. They are mostly friendly people who do not sacrifice work ethic but still maintain good relationships with their staff. My co workers are well rounded people, with technical/mechanical minds and backgrounds who offer their valued experiences and expertise to our area. The hardest part of the job is working around the lack of certain components needed to repair/refurbish the parts, often resorted to salvaging, but its nothing too challenging to work around. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of successfully repairing the parts we have available to work on, knowing I've contributed to the production and found suitable solutions to overcome difficult scenario's.
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Overall great company
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 November 2016
Overall great company but with some challenges.
Amazing people to work with.
Work from home option available.
Fast paced environment.
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Nice place to work for
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS8 November 2016
A lot of possibilities, good people, but it looks like the company is not doing financially so well overall.
But every IBM office is different.
There are good benefits, but there is nothing for the employees like no coffee, not milk, not even tea. Need to pay extra for those basic things that you drink.
Pros
They have a good name, for your next job.
Cons
Not a good working environment over all.
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Good place to work
Mobile UI Automation Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 November 2016
Was a fine place to work. Slightly flexible on hours more concerned about work being done than being present for a 40 hour work week
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Work from Home flexibility
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON7 November 2016
The company provides the greatest work flexibility that you can work from home and is very flexible to fit your work-life schedule. Co-workers are nice and helpful.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
job security
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Very well structured organization
IT Consultant (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC4 November 2016
Working for IBM (as for any big corporation) requires particular attitude (ex. making sure that You always apply proper procedure for given task, that You're aware of every new policy and that You confirm to it, ...)
Pros
Working for well known organization
Cons
Not much liberty of decision making
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Great place to work
Level 2 - Remote Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC3 November 2016
Every day was filled with chanllenging work. Colleague worked in a team matter. The days were full of joy knowing that each customer I serviced was happy to have been serviced by me in order to get their matter solved
Pros
bonus
Cons
none
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Large company with benefit of having resources. However, company has not taken employee satisfaction survey results to task.
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON1 November 2016
IBM is a large company that presents both challenges and opportunities. Challenges are getting recognized properly for ones accomplishments whereas the opportunities are related to the large amount of resources at the company's disposal.
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More shifts every year, no wage increase
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2016
I think ibm is moving away from service. They are moving away from hardware and into more of a admin type of company. Every year less employees and more shifts and overtime.
Pros
Pay was good but didn't keep up with inflation
Cons
company no longer interested in serviceing hardware.
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Challenging but enjoyable. Great group to work with.
IT Specialist, Email Administrator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC24 October 2016
Great position and technically challenging to keep you interested. New opportunities occur but it is hard to have the management approval to move from one position to another. Lots of work, and you must be available 24/7 on a rotational basis. The best part of the job is the challenges and the people you work with.
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