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learn a lot
Network engineer (Former Employee) –  C19January 26, 2016
many programming languages I must use to develop my job.
the hardest part is we often work overtime,because tha task alway falls on us all of sudden.
the culture is pleasant everything is simple!
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Productive and lots of room to learn and grow
Data Centre Support and Infrastructure Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCJanuary 24, 2016
Well rated working enviroment, positive people to work around with. Lots of room for growth and Career development

Great environment to specialize in the different IT aspects,
cabling
Networking
Hardware and racking
Software installations.
Pros
positive energy around the team leaders
Cons
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work from home
Service Availability Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 21, 2016
good support system, work with the best. You could have the possibility of working from home. Tools provided were good and most co-workers knew what to do or who to go to to get the job done.
Pros
work from home
Cons
coffee not included :)
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Inefficiently run and lack of management follow up.
GTI SDK Hybrid and Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Remote position with IBM US.January 20, 2016
Took 2 weeks to get my laptop setup with appropriate security and corporate software.

Was assigned to work on a project that requires mobile devices to develop and test with.

I spoke with management about requesting several devices from various platforms and the request didn't get approved for over 2 months. The whole team lacked test devices which made development and testing difficult and inefficient.

Management was weak at times and felt that they didn't have a handle on various aspects of the team. i.e: Some senior staff were too comfortable and arrogant, which prevented manager from fulfilling their role. Some staff were cut throat and did anything to protect their job even when they sucked!

Most difficult part of the job was that the team was scattered all over the country and communication was via conference calls. There wasn't the face-to-face communication between your co-workers and manager to developer that personal relationship. Manager with held important information that would impact the length of an existing contract. i.e. Management didn't give a heads up about the lack of funding for resources and equipment and kept employee in the dark.

Working for this department made you feel like your a machine with a number, not as a human.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the exposure to various technologies.
Pros
Exposure to new technologies.
Cons
Geographically scattered team, Lack of good team culture, Approvals takes too long, Inefficient processes.
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Great Experience!
Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 19, 2016
Worked at IBM for just under a year.

Good culture for students fresh out of University/Collage -Great Intern programs

Good managers and business culture flexible working hours and long vacation good training systems.
Pros
Highly professional, strong ethics, product, services and global reach
Cons
no notable cons. But IBM needs to provide more jobs opportunities
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Lab support work as SA
Advisory IT Specialist, IBM Endpoint Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJanuary 18, 2016
• Administered Active Directory and Exchange Server including new user accounts and groups
• Deployed updates and patches to Windows Servers via Windows Server Update Services
• Setup and configured MS SQL server
• Managed LAN switches, cabling and end user connectivity
• Keeping inventory of equipment and supplies and ordering when necessary
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Good for entry level
Business Analytic Consultant- SAP BI (Current Employee) –  halifax, NSJanuary 18, 2016
Minimal support from management. Flexible schedules, low salaries, expect a lot from you. Hard to find mentors. Bad culture to be part of. If you're an individual who likes to collect pay cheques and not care about anything else then IBM is best for you.
Pros
opportunities
Cons
no support from management. no innovative minds
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Perfection
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Cairo, ONJanuary 17, 2016
As a Customer Service Agent it is good to be able to handle customers problems under a huge company like IBM, Where perfection is the only accepted outcome.
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productive and advance workplace
Wintel / VMWare , System Admin (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 11, 2016
continous work load make actively learning new technology, working weekends make life through ibm day in day out, good luck.
Pros
IBM technology
Cons
long hours
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Large Contract Losses have meant layoffs and hiring freezes
Deskside Support Technician at Encana (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 6, 2016
Management is generally good and does not micro-manage.
Can be blind to employee faults.
Co-workers are surprisingly excellent.
Working hard and taking pride in my work come natural, putting up with people who don't is difficult.
Getting reconized by the client as a productive and valued contributor is always nice.
Pros
Regular Pay
Cons
Low pay
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Highly productive environment
Project Proposal Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ONJanuary 6, 2016
Looking for a fast pace environment to manage a high-complex project from the initiation to closure phase. Working at IBM has been very rewarding and have been there since 2008.
Pros
Very fast pace
Cons
Long hours
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IBM IT Tech Support
it technical support (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QCJanuary 5, 2016
Great Environment to work in. The workflow may vary upon customer ( Air Canada ) requests. What I was assigned to do was to image either brand new hard drives or recycled ones.

First step was to view
the requests/checklists in order to verify which Laptop model or Desktop model is needed.

Review what kind of hard drive was requested ( brand/capacity ). Manually mount the hard drive to a stationary desktop if it's one or mount the hard drive to a specific laptop model.

Boot the machine up via Network boot in order to connect to an internal server which contained various images pre-built. Select the corresponding one. Manually setting the computer name, asset tag,
select the OS version.

Once the image is finalized, I double-check if everything was installed correctly ( softwares, patches, updates, UI tweaks. )

Removed the completed imaged HDD. Send it to the on-sight team located at the airport.
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good place
Bilingual Technical Analyst (Former Employee) –  London, ONJanuary 5, 2016
extreme fast paced enviroment, was there just for a short term contract, good people, not much benefits, network monitoring, and other tasks and helping people on phone
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Senior Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 3, 2016
I like the work from home policy in IBM. It gives us more flexibility to optimize our time.
The online training courses are excellent, I can learn the most recent technologies to keep up with the new trend.
We manage our career in IBM. The career path is well defined.
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Productive workplace a lot of decision making on the stop
Project Asset Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Matheson,ON. and MarkhamJanuary 3, 2016
Reviewing resources doing daily deploying at the begining of the day.

Alot of technical issues being worked on daily with co workers
Pros
Yearly bar b cues
Cons
long hours
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Lots of training, good salary and benefits, no career advancement
Sr. Business Development Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONDecember 29, 2015
Constant down sizing, no stability. Great education and training but borders on too much. You feel like you are drinking from a fire hose. Processes change so frequently it is hard to keep up. Hours were flexible however work life balance was beyond terrible and zero flexibility to work remote. Not ideal for families with young children.
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Fun workplace
Bench Technician (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONDecember 26, 2015
IBM Canada is a great workplace to if we do not consider job security. Everyone have to be ahead of time in office. Management is very strict about quality of work. Hardest part of the job is co workers need to work in same pace. Co-workers are excellent at IBM.
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Lots of wishes, poor management
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONDecember 14, 2015
When you join you get great training an corporate values and encouragement for initiatives. But on the job, people with too much expectations are quickly brought back to reality and discouraged from sticking their head above the crowd with new ideas. No wonder IBM didn't had any growth for years, their middle management is totally inadequate and ineffective. This is a place where experience and know-how becomes embarrassing as it makes the young managers look like they know nothing and first thing you know you are out the door. Pity.
Pros
Salary and benefits
Cons
Cut-throat management, no team work
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Good company to work
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONDecember 13, 2015
Take advantage what this company offers you. Its a big company with lot of human resources. Plan your timely entry and exit.
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A great with great minds
Senior System Engineer and Onshore Lead (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ONDecember 5, 2015
IBM is a culturally diverse company, which encourages you to bring forward new ideas to provide an enriching experience to it's clients.

It's a pleasure to work at IBM.
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