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Good place, some mismanagement
Project Control Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 October 2016
A great place to work, the managers are wonderful and understanding and caring. unfortunately they are letting go of a lot of great people and seem to be keeping some of the stragglers.

hopefully this isn't the end of a great place, and hopefully soon they start hiring full-time non-contract staff.
Pros
work/life balence and management
Cons
job security
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Constant management churn and process changes cause unstable environment
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON27 September 2016
Spent 7 years in one department under the same manager, then the next 7 years on another team I lost count of the managers, executives, and senior management team - it was like a merry go round. Constant churn meant no ownership, lack of knowledge and expertise, and an unhappy, positive environment to work in. Management is too top heavy and lacked integrity. Cost cutting starts at the bottom, where the work is done. Should be cut from top down where the large paycheques are handed out. Non-management jobs constantly being sent offshore where work ethics are different. Impact of offshoring to business is noticeable, yet IBM sells it to the client as seamless. They don't walk the talk. It became too impersonal and uncaring to work there any longer.
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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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Get lost in the numbers
Systems Technician, Team Lead, Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 October 2016
Great company with a huge brand recognition but not as polished from the inside. Management was usually good but some were horrible. Complete lack of interest from management. Good training
Pros
Get to work with new and interesting technologies
Cons
Just another number at the end of the day.
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Great place to work and learn
Developer, Release/Function Manager,Test Architect (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON9 February 2017
I was able to spend 17+ years at the IBM Toronto Lab and was able to have multiple jobs in different disciplines without having to change companies. I was able to learn a lot and expand my skills set during my tenure.
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Very well structured organization
IT Consultant (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC4 November 2016
Working for IBM (as for any big corporation) requires particular attitude (ex. making sure that You always apply proper procedure for given task, that You're aware of every new policy and that You confirm to it, ...)
Pros
Working for well known organization
Cons
Not much liberty of decision making
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Great place to work at
Infrastructure Program Manager / Sr. PM (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 September 2016
I worked at IBM for over 18 years and I enjoyed my life with IBM. I particularly enjoy the available education and the well established processes in project management. There have been a lot of transformation and changes making it not as enjoyable as it used to be, There are great opportunities to learn (education and certifications) and work with global team s.t. you get to know people from other countries and became friend (not just a colleague)

For internal, there are way too many internal systems and hard to find out how to fix issues when problem occurs in the process due to transformation of resources.
Pros
A lot of processes
Cons
Good education and very flexible
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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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More shifts every year, no wage increase
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2016
I think ibm is moving away from service. They are moving away from hardware and into more of a admin type of company. Every year less employees and more shifts and overtime.
Pros
Pay was good but didn't keep up with inflation
Cons
company no longer interested in serviceing hardware.
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Good work-life balance, average salary, bad management
Advisory Solution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON29 November 2016
One can join IBM if they want to be a dead animal, No future at all.
First line managers are absolute zero. Every one worries about themselves only, none about the company.
Pros
Good opportunity to learn on your own
Cons
Unethical
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Ample of Opportunities and good work culture
Advisory IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 November 2016
IBM is a brand , working with Ardent IT professional. Lot of thing to learn and explore.
Management is very cooperative and good. Lot of opportunities to explore new technology.
Learned how to deal with challenges and being collaborative.
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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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Huge IT Servicing Company
Senior Midrange and Mainframe Operator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 November 2016
Strong work culture that seeks to be the leader in IT services on a global scale. Hard to become a permanent employee, most jobs are contractual while at IBM.
Pros
compensation rate, benefits, advancement, work culture
Cons
contract jobs
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Great learning opportunities
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON28 January 2017
hands on experience in managing your own line of business, executing financial decisions, reporting your numbers to IBM's financial controllers.

Experience running SQL, and Cognos programs.
Pros
work autonomously
Cons
long hours
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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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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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Pride in my work
Operational Manager Honest and dependable (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC Canada17 February 2017
Busy, with fun ,team work lots of catering on time ,customer satisfaction,when you have have unsatisfied customer it the hardest part job,
Pros
Free Meals, company car
Cons
No, Medical, operated by private company
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contracting job
Sr. Java Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2016
Not a good place for contractors, permanent may be okay. Contractors are not respected for their efforts and once IBM permanent resource is on the bench, the contractor will be replaced regardless of his or her technical expertise.
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Great place to work
Level 2 - Remote Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC3 November 2016
Every day was filled with chanllenging work. Colleague worked in a team matter. The days were full of joy knowing that each customer I serviced was happy to have been serviced by me in order to get their matter solved
Pros
bonus
Cons
none
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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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