All large companies have their good and bad qualities. You just have to decide what works for you.
Senior Subscription and Support Account Manager (Current Employee) – Foster City, CA – 15 March 2012
IBM is a large company and operates as such. If you are lucky to be in a position that has growth potential and is in a value position to the company you can have a long career. I have learned allot working for them. Education is a hot button within the sales organization.
great company name to work for, benifits are well above most.
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.
Package Solution Consultant (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 May 2017
Good work life balance. Skilled Intelligent people to work with. However a mentally unhealthy manager from a country has spoiled the work culture in the project I work with. He should be thrown out of Canada to make the environment good again
Bad managers have been hired from a country. He should be kicked out to maintain good environment
Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 18 May 2017
The opportunity to just to work at IBM was to say the least incredible. I was very pleased with everyone in my team and management. The training was one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend this company!
Advisory Software Developer (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 16 May 2017
Upper management is clueless and wastes the lives of their front line employees. They pour money into research that will never come to anything while letting their money-making products languish. The fact that IBM has now posted 20 consecutive quarters of declining revenue is no fluke. Their upper management is full value for it.