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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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Great company to grow a career..now in transition.
National Mgr Projects and Operations (Former Employee) –  MontrealSeptember 14, 2015
I appreciate working in a mobile environment. Training in both technical and management is likely one of the best in the industry. I've learned to take ownership of my career path. Working for a large corporation allows one to totally change career paths without having to leave the company.
IBM attracts the best people to work for them by treating them fairly including work/life balance, competitive salary and great benefits program.
Hardest part of the job would be the loss of autonomy when the company is in shrink mode.
Most enjoyable is the trust the company and management have in you to do your job and give you the decision making ability to go with that responsibility.
Pros
Size of the company
Cons
Size of the company
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Excellent company to work for
Tech Support Bench Tech (Current Employee) –  MarkhamOctober 1, 2015
my favorite part about working at IBM is my co-workers and the management. My directors are very approachable and easy to talk to!
Great benefits, hands on training, very competitive pay rates and the people are just great! The corporate culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of a team. The company mission statement is clear and it seems that all employees really are there to help people find jobs in their own way. Expectations and goals are high but the support is present to help all employees achieve set goals. Management wants to help their teams succeed.
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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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Sr. PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 24, 2016
Great Company to work with but am keen in entering the contracting world in the areas of Project Management. Good culture and management at IBM
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Very odd position as you were a contractor and needed to do everything that Employees did, however because you were not an employee you did not quali
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NBMarch 7, 2016
The day was never the same,with us taking over the back office duties from the closure of Argentina work was fast paced. Daily you needed to think on your feet let senor management know if outside the parameters, and they would add that situation to the parameters for daily work.
Pros
they had a on line univeristy so you could take any course for free.
Cons
As a contractor the security was as long as the contract was, and you did not qualify for many perks as you were not an IBM employee
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Daily work life
IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 1, 2016
My typical work day involves meetings, projects, reporting, communicating with clients, and meeting deadlines. I worked with a great bunch guys with who shared the same interests.
Pros
Competitive environment
Cons
Long hours
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Great group of people in a large bureaucratic company
Business Consultant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 14, 2016
Company lost its "innovation" years ago. convoluted process in doing the simplest of things (expenses, travel, time reporting). Great part about IBM is still the people that work there, even though Canada is treated as the "oops child". No autonomy and everything is driven by the US. Even worse in the West, as decisions are also executed mostly in Toronto. Calgary office is 100% the best office in Canada, but lacks opportunities outside of oil & gas.
Pros
People. Pay.
Cons
1 type of clients. no support for upper upper management (Toronto or New York)
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Productive , well managed
IT/Installation Technician (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONOctober 17, 2015
Supportive management and fun to work at. Decent amount of politics and decent growth not as expected. Law job security and enough amount of benefits.
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Best company in the world!
Series of Sales/Marketing/Management Roles (Former Employee) –  OntarioDecember 1, 2015
Best company, best training, greatest opportunities for advancement, amazing intelligent people, not really bosses but peers to work with and grow!
Pros
opportunities and different job every 1-2 years..promotions, benefits, remuneration
Cons
cant' really think of any..
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Good Training and Career Advancement
Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONSeptember 19, 2015
Good Training and Career Advancement

Everyday is a day of learning new things and ideas and new process
- Management always support professional growth
- Co-workers sometimes hard to get along but the key is we always work as a team
-The hardest part of the job is when they don't recognized what you contributed but only see your mistake.
-The most enjoyable part of the job is when they give you the trust and confidence with your work with less supervision and the people around you is very supportive.
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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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Great place to be ** IBM **
Incident Analyst/ Service Analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONApril 2, 2016
IBM was a great place to work and learn. The exposure was immense. While I started off taking technical calls initiallyt, my job soon saw many more responsibilities.

I was handling escalations, access requests , updating Knowledge database, handling Change Management and Problem Management.

My peers and management team was very friendly, supportive and always encouraged me to take up new challenges.
Pros
Great team to be a part of
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Productive and good company to improve in Career
Sr. Systems Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 4, 2015
IBM is a productive and very good company providing clear Career path to the employee. It provides lot of learning opportunities both online and classroom and the development path is well defined and flexible.
Pros
Career path clarity and mentoring
Cons
Management inefficiencies
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Amazing work atmosphere, where challenge and oppertunity go hand in hand
Tivoli Software Distribution analyst (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ONNovember 23, 2015
A typical day involves interacting with client inquires and request that center around testing, remediating and sheduling software deployments. Pushing software packages to IST / UAT-QAT / Pilot and production environments is my core activity .
Secondly, patching production endpoints by scheduling off peak software distribution
Thirdly, follow up on exception reporting that details endpoints that require software updates
Fourthly, collaborate via phone, email, face to face or conference call in meetings that provide direction from the client or management as to what needs to be delivered and when.
Pros
Great company to work for, ability to work remotely on occasion
Cons
location was far from home
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Huge multinational corporation with well defined HR policies and practices
Human Resources Partner (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONOctober 8, 2015
Fast paced and locally growth through acquisition of companies which created lots of integration challenges.

Very large organization which had a lot of HR programs and policies.

Great workplace flexibility but high expectations - results oriented.
Pros
Compensation, workplace flexibility, diversity
Cons
Long hours and high performance expectations
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Excellent company
Advisory IT Architect (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJuly 3, 2015
At IBM, I met a lot of co-workers and management with I the best knowledge and professional attitude ever. Job culture is great, as are benefits. Executive management is aware of the need to constantly reinvent the business strategy to stay relevant as one of the giants of the Enterprise IT Services world. The company offers lots of innovation and learning opportunities.
Pros
At all levels, everyone is contributing to the overall result. Positive job culture.
Cons
Sometimes so international and virtual you feel you're a number
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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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Good Company
Senior Services Engineer (Former Employee) –  Dalian, ChinaApril 5, 2016
The company has very complex organization. It takes time to know all the processes and policies. Finally, it is a good company. The company provides good training for your career development. It also has many line of businesses to transfer to other job role.
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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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