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Au coeur de la relation client
Coordonnateur gestion de contrats (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 September 2017
Une expérience au coeur du CRM et tous les systèmes requis pour assurer la satisfaction du client dans le monde des technologies.
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Good company to work with.
Senior IT Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON20 September 2017
There is a lot of things that you can learn from this company. It is an evolving company in a very competitive market.
There is always someone somewhere in the company that is really good in the area that have a good heart and willing to help you if you are stuck.
Pros
Lot of things to learn, got some of the best talent out there.
Cons
Too many process bog down progress.
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Fast paced performing one to two week engagements.
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) –  IBM customer on-site locations18 September 2017
As a Consultant for IBM Global Services I received engagements lasting one week or longer for performing EAM post implementation review. My deployments were either by email or verbal.

Rarely did an IBM representative accompany me to the job site and this autonomy was the most enjoyable part of my job.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Not enough down time between assignments. Typical week was fly out on Sunday, work four ten or longer hour days, fly back on Friday, complete expense reports and other management reporting on Saturday.
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Diminishing global presence
I/T Analyst (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg18 September 2017
While competitors were building new technologies and solutions for IBM's clients, the company was cutting cost and artificially increasing "Goodwill" in a quest to $20 EPS. The company is attempting to erase 10 years of lost opportunity, which is a very difficult feat in a rapidly changing environment. I hope they succeed and for the sake of the great employees working there, I wish them Good luck.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Top down management structure - do as upper management say or else
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Productive and fun workplace
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2017
• Worked with research teams to conduct research and development of new software applications.
• Conducted research and development of adaptive systems used to plan and allocate resources for various technology processes, including completing batch and interactive jobs in a cloud computing environment.
• Planned and developed a prototype of an adaptive system designed to complete automatic resource provisioning; solution was developed using IBM software (WebSphere, DB2, TIO, Trade6) within a Xen virtualized environment.
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Built Web Hosting farm
Advisor IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 September 2017
one of the team who built and implemented a web hosting farm for IBM in Toronto and Montreal, Great experience and great people to work with. But I had a plan to move to complete my PHD, at York University, therefore I had to leave
Pros
good experince
Cons
no challenge
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Not the same as 2 decades ago
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Canada11 September 2017
Perks and benefits have come down a lot since the 90's, but fairly good job security once you have your foot in the door and you prove yourself to management.
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Good people
Intern (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC10 September 2017
Good people, lots of mobility options, really depends on which office and group you are part of. Have not worked in the US offices, so curious to know what the work culture and opportunity landscape in the US is.
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Good Workplace but only contract positions
BID DESK SPECIALIST: OPERATIONS (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 September 2017
I left workplace because my contract came to an end. It would be good if IBM Canada hired outside of contracts.

But IBM had great work from home program.
Pros
Good Work Life balance
Cons
contract jobs ONLY
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Shame
Technical Solution Manager (Former Employee) –  North York, ON8 September 2017
Shame they are not investing in the people and always looking at the earnings. Not a company that is client focused anymore, they have lost there focus.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
No security
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Productive
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON6 September 2017
A hard working team environment.
Minor travel between data centres.
After hours and overtime work required.
Workplace culture - ok
Enjoyed the people I wored with.
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Great place to work.
Scrum Master & Test Lead, Markham Software Lab (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON3 September 2017
Lot of flexibility and work life balance. No one checks your in / out but your work contribution and code check in is what counts. Hardest part of the job is problems that we solve. Most enjoyable part of the job is fun team.
Pros
Learning new stuff everyday
Cons
Not much growth into your career
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IT Best Practive
Lead Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 September 2017
This organization sets what other organizations try to achieve within the IT industry. For a starting role within the organization it will mold you into a process orientated practitioner to always deliver consistent results.
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Old is not always gold..
Helpdesk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Florenceville, NB1 September 2017
I am sure IBM has some great IT jobs that you can work for and earn a good living but not as IT help desk agent. If IBM is ur first IT gig then go for it.You will learn a lot in short amount of time.But the growth within company is not that great. Eventually you have to move on .
Pros
15 vacation days / Health Benefits /
Cons
Old management /Old way of doing things
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IBM - Had a better stay for last 6 plus years
DBA Consultant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 August 2017
Management is friendly
Work from home option, so job work & life was been balance
Workload depends on client activities
Peers are friendly
Since being a contractor, there is limit on no. of year on work.
Pros
Work from Home
Cons
Can expect anytime bye since being a contractor.
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Productive and Innovative
Advisory I/T Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS27 August 2017
I like the IBM company in regards to work culture and innovation.
There we can manage our work and personal life culture in a good manner. Management staffs are supportive in all the manner.
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Excellent company for career and skill development
Staff Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON25 August 2017
This company provides employees with all the resources necessary to learn and develop their skills while building friendly, professional relationships with peers. At times the culture can seem competitive, because the company is staffed with some high achievers, but this is what helps to maintain the company's high performance culture that you will find to be a point of pride.

I would recommend that new hires begin their career here, then take time to explore other companies or to get a graduate degree. The company expects you to continuously develop yourself and then rewards you for doing so.
Pros
Excellent place to develop professional skills
Cons
Work-life balance can be hard to manage
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terrible shifts, very little training, hardly any advancement potential
Network Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 August 2017
this was a contract assignment that offered very little learning/training or feedback on performance and little to no advancement track, low paying and all you did was sit the entire shift and wait for something to go wrong or glitch.
Pros
simple, easy, quiet work environment
Cons
very low pay, very little teamwork and hardly any training
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Productive
BI developer (Current Employee) –  Cairo24 August 2017
Productive and very organized place to work on it, and we have facilities for watching TV, fun room to play play-station and take a rest from work load
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Environnement de travail agréable
Stage collégial (Former Employee) –  Bromont, QC21 August 2017
Durant ce stage, je m'occupais principalement de la maintenance des fours de test de production.

Au début de la journée, le personnel du quart de nuit fait le compte rendu des pannes à régler et les défauts survenus. Un gestionnaire de projets distribue les tâches à chaque technicien pour la journée. La principale responsabilité du stagiaire de maintenance est de résoudre rapidement les défauts sur les fours de tests pour minimiser le temps d'arrêt de production. Ensuite, il effectue l'entretien des équipements (lubrifier les roulements, nettoyer les équipements pour minimiser les contaminants, remplacer des équipements mécaniques lorsqu'il y a des signes de faiblesse, etc.). Il peut aussi faire la réparation des cartes électroniques défectueuses étant retirées des fours pour réduire les coûts à l'entreprise (transport et mains d'œuvre supplémentaire à l'externe). Finalement, le stagiaire peut travailler sur le démantèlement d'équipements désuets.

L’environnement de travail est agréable et très propre.
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