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.
Exposure to new technologies.
Geographically scattered team, Lack of good team culture, Approvals takes too long, Inefficient processes.
Advisory IT Specialist, IBM Endpoint Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – January 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
Business Analytic Consultant- SAP BI (Current Employee) – halifax, NS – January 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.
Large Contract Losses have meant layoffs and hiring freezes
Deskside Support Technician at Encana (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 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.
it technical support (Former Employee) – Dorval, QC – January 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.
Senior Solution Architect (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – January 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.
Lots of training, good salary and benefits, no career advancement
Sr. Business Development Representative (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – December 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.
Bench Technician (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – December 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.
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – December 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.