Fast paced performing one to two week engagements.
Managing Consultant (Former Employee) – IBM customer on-site locations – 18 September 2017
As a Consultant for IBM Global Services I received engagements lasting one week or longer for performing EAM post implementation review. My deployments were either by email or verbal.
Rarely did an IBM representative accompany me to the job site and this autonomy was the most enjoyable part of my job.
Not enough down time between assignments. Typical week was fly out on Sunday, work four ten or longer hour days, fly back on Friday, complete expense reports and other management reporting on Saturday.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 8 August 2017
IBM is a good company in general. My experience would be different than others in the company depending on the team they were part of. One main drawback applicable to all large firms is that there are too many people where you will definitely find bad apples. Unfortunately these are the people who are difficult to detect and who drive the good people out of the company.
Opportunity to travel and work in different countries
IBM Cognos Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 August 2017
Monotonous but somewhat exciting job. Required learning a lot about in a short period of time. One may get overwhelmed at first. Department did a lot to encourage us to have fun by hosting events and giving out free stuff. Great incentives. Colleagues tend to be extremely helpful and make good conversation and give good advice
Technical Support Agent (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 July 2017
IBM lives at the intersection of technology and business. This enables us to change the way the world works, and to make investments that contribute to Canada’s future competitiveness and our society at large.
Service Desk and IMAC Analyst (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 29 July 2017
I enjoyed this place when I first got here. As things progressed it became apparent that IBM had stopped caring for the department. We were losing people and it seemed that management did not care, or try to get more people to replace them. Kept a positive attitude while going through this but hard to keep that when it seems the company does not seem to care about its workers.
Losing people and not getting new ones to replace and keeping overall team work load the same
Call Centre Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 July 2017
I was only here for a few months but it was fun. Each floor had a rec room with tv, pool table etc. Management was very good with helping and listening, actively encouraged us to ask questions and give new ideas.
Infrastructure Storage Engineer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
There aren't many work places that allow you to have a very good work/life balance like IBM. IBM is an amazing place to build up your skills with a great network of people willing to help you even at the most challenging tasks. The workplace culture is second to none and anyone who has worked here will only have a in-depth knowledge to share wherever their new career may take them. You will never be disappointment by hiring a exIBMer as they have a wealth of knowledge to share.
great work/life balance
will require you to complete your project at all costs.
Helpdesk Team Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 July 2017
Great place to start to learn new things. Lots of resources at hand to promote learning. Workplace curlture is good, people are avg as most other employers, there are good ones and friendly and the regular egotistic ones. Enjoyed my time there except the pay.
Lots of resources, good people
Pay, abilty to move around, alot of it is contract or outsourced.
PeopleSoft Solution Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 July 2017
Working for companies like IBM can be challenging. They, like other companies of their size, don't really know the staff that work for them. The work/life balance is stressed as something we should strive for in our live, however when approached with situations that is the last thing they want to do.
They were really good when it came to workplace morale that was good for them. Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving it was always encouraged for you to decorate your area (cubicle) if you wanted to. IBM was also good about lunch hour celebrations for those holidays as well.
The company was providing support to other locations in the world and shift work was the biggest issue. They did not understand the compensation that was to go with the shifts and thus staff were not compensated appropriately for hours worked.
A temporary position that gave me experience working with an organization such as IBM
Sales Coordinator (contract position) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 July 2017
There was not much event planning in this position and the job duties that I was responsible for did not give me the satisfaction that I required to utilize my skills. It was a temporary position however I took with me training that assisted in future positions.
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 29 June 2017
This is basically a sweatshop for first level support techs. I would only recommend working here if you're just breaking into the field. The calls are timed, the time you're off the phone is timed, and even your washroom breaks are timed.
Storage Solution Architect (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 June 2017
storage administration / implementation / migration /consolidation work for big financial sector company and public sector like government account. Management team is very nice and give flexble work hours.