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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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Enjoyably small work compared to compensation and time allotted to do it.
Deployment Technician (Former Employee) –  GTA, ONMarch 13, 2016
Would prefer to work here again and also trying to join back in after contract ended.

The work is usually small and starts later so its easier to get to, usually left alone to do what you need to and head on home.
Pros
Small work and good hours
Cons
Command Center is very hard to get a hold of
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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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Long days
Strategic Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMarch 4, 2016
There was very little return on investment for time put in, and little to no recognition for a job well done and accomplishments achieved. There was no employee morale and no team spirit, no one felt appreciated and everyone felt as though they were being taken advantage of.
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Great place to work and gain experince
Technical Support for Zurich Onsite (Former Employee) –  3600 Steeles Ave EastMarch 4, 2016
- Supporting clients and resolving issues
- Client support skills and communication
- Technical background on Windows OS
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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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Depends where you work
Financial Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 24, 2016
strictly depends on department where you work there are huge differences. There is department with 10 employees quitting every month and there are departments where you can work from home 4/5 days a week with no pressure. very unbalanced job roles
Pros
can be great
Cons
can make you quit in a week
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Long hours, Not bad for start
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Tennessee, QCFebruary 24, 2016
It is good starting position but in the end you will find out that nobody cares about anything. Management is just fallowing numbers no personal attitude. Full of bureaucracy more job depends on filling forms than actual doing something
Pros
lunch tickets
Cons
low pay
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productive and good services
Network Specialist (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONFebruary 19, 2016
1, Follow up Project progress, dealing with mail inbox and attending regular meeting and planning changes and trouble shootings
2, Learned following process for doing things right
3, Self motivated and proactive planning jobs
4, All my co-workers are very good and collaborate online
5, The most enjoyable part of the job is able to help client keep their network stable and growing as their need.
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Ibm
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONFebruary 16, 2016
Very Good experience from IBM /RBC project in RBC head office in Mississauga for 6 months as a contract, Hopefully I can join them again.
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The huge and excellent company
IT Storage Specialist / Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 16, 2016
They have an excellent infrastructure and It is a trust company
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBMers around the world bring innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large
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Friendly office environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 12, 2016
Co-workers made a great team to work with every day. Always ready to help each other and cover as needed. Management was supportive.
Pros
Nice spacious lunch room to enjoy one's break
Cons
Some rigidity in the work.
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learn a lot
Network engineer (Former Employee) –  C19January 26, 2016
many programming languages I must use to develop my job.
the hardest part is we often work overtime,because tha task alway falls on us all of sudden.
the culture is pleasant everything is simple!
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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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work from home
Service Availability Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 21, 2016
good support system, work with the best. You could have the possibility of working from home. Tools provided were good and most co-workers knew what to do or who to go to to get the job done.
Pros
work from home
Cons
coffee not included :)
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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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Great Experience!
Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 19, 2016
Worked at IBM for just under a year.

Good culture for students fresh out of University/Collage -Great Intern programs

Good managers and business culture flexible working hours and long vacation good training systems.
Pros
Highly professional, strong ethics, product, services and global reach
Cons
no notable cons. But IBM needs to provide more jobs opportunities
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Lab support work as SA
Advisory IT Specialist, IBM Endpoint Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJanuary 18, 2016
• Administered Active Directory and Exchange Server including new user accounts and groups
• Deployed updates and patches to Windows Servers via Windows Server Update Services
• Setup and configured MS SQL server
• Managed LAN switches, cabling and end user connectivity
• Keeping inventory of equipment and supplies and ordering when necessary
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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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Perfection
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Cairo, ONJanuary 17, 2016
As a Customer Service Agent it is good to be able to handle customers problems under a huge company like IBM, Where perfection is the only accepted outcome.
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