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Extremely slow and bearocratic
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON20 January 2017
Great for development, but significant lack of work life balance. Management tries to push every last ounce out of you and the roles are draining/boring. Typical hours are 10 hours a day with the odd weekend of work required. Month end/quarter ends require weekend work and typically ~12 hours a day. Many reviews for data consumers with not enough actions coming out of reviews.
Pros
Learning opportunities, smart people
Cons
Extremely long hours
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stressful
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 January 2017
Due to the nature of the job it was very stressful specially at month ends and year end . Long Hours but was able to work from home
Pros
work from home
Cons
long hours
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expectations too much
Global Technology Services (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 January 2017
great people but bad management style. not good at a balanced environment . need to be more helpful in guiding the employees. culture is not what they advertise
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Service Desk Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON13 January 2017
Exactly what you would expect of a giant company. Piles of bureaucratic processes, zero connection to the many layers of management above you...but they run like a machine.
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Excellent experience and salary
Intern Webform Server Developer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC12 January 2017
Working on one of the biggest enterprise software product is exciting. Coworker are the best developers of course.
It's all about the detail for everything.
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Good job
Enterprise Architect (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON12 January 2017
Colleagues were amazing individuals.
Warning: IBM permanent positions should be considered contract roles due to FTE turnover targets.
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Daily Operations
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  North York, ON11 January 2017
My typical day at work is check my emails about 15 min to see of any tickets or customer issues. Then I check my ticketing queue to see if there is any new tickets. I update my tickets frequently and keep the customer updated that relates to the tickets. I also close and update any changes/tickets that is in my queue.
Pros
Working with different technology is great.
Cons
Sometimes dealing with irate customer.
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Fast paced, high learning
Marketing Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 January 2017
This is a fast paced, diverse organization that offers great amounts of learning to anyone looking to fit into a global company with opportunities that range in tech, marketing, events, ecosystem development and more.
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Not worth the pay
IT Tech Rep/Email Team Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 January 2017
Work is really hard, but you wouldn't figure that out until you start because the pay will indicate your doing something very simple. However this company gives you a big badge to put on your resume.
Pros
Badge on Resume
Cons
Little pay for such hard work
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IBM is a great company
Sr. Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 January 2017
Nice place to work and grow
Process oriented company
Excellent work culture
great place to work
lots of learning and cross-training possibilities
working across multiple platforms
Cons
financial growth and relocation
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Good place to work
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  CA6 January 2017
Its a good and fun place to work. The projects I have worked upon has been a good source of learning. Learned many new technologies at work. Work life balance is good here. The co-workers are helpful and friendly and the team work is very good too.
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Feels like a battle field
IT Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 January 2017
There is no job security.

Benefits are poor

They constantly hire, then let people go. Its a total disaster on the revolving carousel.

Total loss of focus on the customer. The dollar is most important.

 The biggest pro?

Your co-workers, when you are under constant fire, co-workers unit to become a close working group. 
Pros
its a paying job
Cons
everything
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They do not care about their employees
System Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON1 January 2017
IBM used to be the greatest place to work but has slowly become the worst place to work. They do not pay well compared to jobs in the industry they also have consistently lost money since 2008 and squeeze that money out of their employees through cuts.
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Good Company
Delivery Project Executive (Current Employee) –  Romania1 January 2017
one of the best companies out there if you want to make career.
you can switch careers, they good one of the best training modules out there.
They reward top contributers
Pros
flexible program, multicultural
Cons
many tools
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monotonous desk work
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 December 2016
For me personally I found data entry to be monotonous. It wasn't challenging in any way other than physically sitting at a desk all day.
However I appreciate IBM giving University students summer job opportunities.
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A place where hardworking people grow really fast especially with the structure put in place.
Bilingual Client Services Manager (Current Employee) –  IBM Philippines23 December 2016
A place where hardworking people grow really fast especially with the structure put in place. My growth in 4 years has been an amazing journey and the most exciting part of my career.
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downhill period
Advisory Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON18 December 2016
IBM was a great company in general, but facing a lot of challenges, poor management, a lot of people just laying back, waiting for others to feed them
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Fun place to work
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 December 2016
IBM is undoubtly great place to work. They provider their employees with amazing benefits and comfortable environment to work in. The food court is also great with different options to try.
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very friendly, work tools work very well, comfortable
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB13 December 2016
Very comfortable, friendly co workers and management. Irate consumers were trying. Recognition was very nice. Company is very large and well organized.
Pros
rewarded for going above and beyond
Cons
working till 9 pm and some weekends
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Great place to be !
Sales Dashboard - Sr Cognos BI Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 December 2016
Love it at IBM but going through several changes affecting team stability. Some team members are being forced to move cities or risk RA process. This is unsettling.
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