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Software Developer Internship (Former Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 21, 2015
Interesting job content in e-access team. Co-wokers are kind and helpful.
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Positive work environment
Technical Specialist (Former Employee), Victoria, BCJanuary 20, 2015
I had a small though very positive experience working here. They have a focussed and very technical team. I would love to work again with them!
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Productive and fun place with Gym and huge cafeteria
Mainframe Computer Room Operator (Former Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 20, 2015
I have been working third shift where all the production batch run, which is very challenging and rewarded.
I am using Control-M version 7 and in a couple of weeks I will be trained on the new version 8.
My co-workers are very friendly and skillfull.
The hardest part of the job is to get the SLA before 6:30 AM
The most enjoyable part of this job is that always there is something to learn.
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The best company you can work for if you support modern day slavery and exploitation
slave (Current Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 19, 2015
Cons: everything
Clearly all these overly generous rear kissing reviews are being padded by HR folks at IBM.

•Do you like working long overtime hours for free?

•Do you enjoy being forced to take on 2-3X the work when employees are laid off and no replacements are in the budget due to unrealistic company goals?

•Do you love being told to do the needful by unqualified employees from India who you have to cover for and quality check every instance?

•Do you crave being antagonized in reviews for delivering in what the client wants but not overbilling enough?

•Do you fancy delusional out of touch managers telling you IBM is a fantastic place while all the best people leave every month for better companies in the GTA?

•Do you savor at award programs, benefits and eligible expenses being eroded away and cut ?

•Do you cherish being harassed to donate to ECF so IBM can take a cut of of it for themselves and take all the credit?

•Do you delight over sugar coated e-mails and department meetings that insult the intelligence of employees and demand more from them while giving no incentive?

•Do you prefer a mafia style mentality where higher ups threaten you to overbill the client and "find work" to charge them on weekends so they can profit and give themselves bonuses (aka innovation summits) ?

•Do you relish in getting a 2 rating for decades with 0% bonus and raises and no job security each spring during RA season?

•Do you agree with having to write 20-40 pages of paperwork and hundreds of hours of courses on your own time just to apply for a promotion which might score you a ~4-5% increase? – more...

•Do you enjoy missing weekends and special moments with your family because IBM management lacks any empathy for anything but their business needs?

•Do you take pride in having to spend part of your job advertising yourself to some Personal Development Manager sitting at home who is responsible for raises and career growth despite them not knowing what you do or understanding what you face daily like a real manager in the trenches should?

•Do you appreciate paying for education out of your own pocket or forced to learn HR courses pushed down your throat to make Think40?

•Do you revel in bloated red tape and redundant layers in every aspect of your job and inadequate tools to accomplish your tasks?

•Do you believe sacrificing your health, personal life balance and higher earning potential elsewhere is worth sucking the happiness in life dry for this company?

•Do you prefer the negative strategy of being screamed at and bullied instead of positive reinforcement for motivation (ie. stick vs carrot)?

If you said yes to any of these, you deserve to be exploited by IBM. – less
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Productive and fun workplace with more than 12 co-workers.
Windows 7 & Re-Fresh Consultant (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJanuary 18, 2015
Productive and fun workplace with more than 12 co-workers.
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very good company
Technical Support (Current Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 17, 2015
very good company.nice working enviroment. everything you need in the building. big parking. overpass from parking to building. amazing management.
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poor pay
SAP Oracle Database Administrator (Former Employee), calgary, ABJanuary 8, 2015
force holiday to contractors, under average pay.
The company does not provide coffee or tea. The kitchen only has a fridge, hot water tap and microwave. Yu have to bring your own fork, spoon, sugar, cream for coffee, cups..
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There is good option that is you can work from home.
Middleware (Weblogic) Administrator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 8, 2015
Learned IBM Process.
There is good option that is you can work from home.
Co-workers are friendly.
Management encourage your ideas.
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Productive workplace-busy with a lot of interaction and comraderie during a workday
Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 5, 2015
There is a tendency working at IBM to feel like one is being under-trained somewhat. A worker has to spend lots of time self training.
But learning the job is still exciting because one gets to know the procedures much better.But apart from that the working environment at IBM is very good. A a monthly basis there would be cake sales, IBM product sales, and general jean days.
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It is nice experience to work with IBM Canada
Test Lead (Current Employee), Calgary ABDecember 31, 2014
Pros: i have numerous appreciation from the higher management in this role and accomplishments.
Cons: sometime we had to compromise our family and daily routine for the project requirement, but that is well noticed and appreciated.
My day starts with sending summary project report to the Client Management. Then I go to office and start with day to day activities.
Also I need to address any Quality related queries by Business analyst or the Business Users.
In my current role we have successfully implemented 13 applications in the production during the Christmas and encountered very minimal issues. I have learned about Mainframe and Unikix in the current assignment. Also I have gathered additional experience in team handling over the offshore and as well as onshore.
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Fast-paced environment
R&D intern (Former Employee), Bromont, QcDecember 30, 2014
Creative lab research environment. People were eager to help and contribute to your project. Being located in a large production plant gave access to a lot of ressources.
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Productive work place
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABDecember 24, 2014
Supporting Government of Alberta, Human Services Department:

-Remote connecting to User`s Workstation to trouble shoot.

-Updating Staff Directory Contacts in Active Directory.

-Mapping Network drives and Printers.

-Resetting Windows Log in Passwords

-Resetting Applications and Tools passwords.

-Creating new Windows profiles for users.

-Installing and removing Software.

-Assisting client with RSA FOBS (Creating PIN, Resetting credentials)

-Over the phone Technical Support

-Escalating Issues for clients.

Supporting AHW and AHS (Alberta Health Services) clients

Password Resets for Netcare Portal, RSA Token FOBS,

Password Resets for PD (Patients Directory)

Assisting, pharmacies
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Computer System Technician
Computer Technician (Current Employee), CalgaryDecember 23, 2014
IBM have created innovative solutions and products that have changed not only business, but the world. Innovation happens in every part of IBM. You’ll have unmatched opportunities to do meaningful work as you engage with an emerging global culture, defined not by IBM’s age or geography but by people determined to change the practices of business and society such as helping doctors develop personalized, more effective treatment plans, working to find new ways to conserve energy, easing traffic congestion and finding smarter ways to manage the world’s water supply - and that’s just the beginning. So, let your imagination run wild – and help us transform industries and professions with data. Help us remake enterprise IT for the era of cloud, and help us create systems of engagement. Help us create new kinds of value for the world, and help clients see themselves in a future that may not yet exist.
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Prodective and fun work place
Consultant, Technology Control Operations (Current Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 17, 2014
Salary, work-life balance, people. It is a great place to work, lots of young people and a great vibe in the company.”
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I liked the working environment in IBM and my team mates.
IT Consultant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 7, 2014
•Worked with different IT specialists from diverse support units to ensure proper implementation of the systems.
•Provided day-to-day technical, analytical support to the IBM client’s for wide-ranging business and general applications.
•Researched on the issue, requirement analysis and recommended solutions to problems, complaints, queries and concerns, escalated issues and tracked using ticketing system ‘Tivoli Service Desk’. Provided solutions user inquiries diagnosed problems and delivered solutions in a professional manner. Provided remote technical/ internet/ intranet /networking support and interaction using ‘VNC’ software. Resoled deployment issues that facilitated delivery of business objectives.
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Giant leader falling behind
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee), MontrealDecember 1, 2014
Pros: possibility to grow, innovation
Cons: long hours, little recognition, bonus maxed at 3%, uncompetitive wages, administrative roadblocks
The first few years were very gratifying. A typical workload for a Senior PM was one of 8 to 12 projects.
The change in top leadership led to a culture shift which remains to be defined. The subsequent changes led to the end of work-balance initiatives, corporate identity and serious cost-cutting measures (sarcastically re-baptized client-cutting measures) have left many unhappy campers throughout the GTS network, clients and employees (perm & contractors) alike.
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Too much furlough
Middleware Consultant (Current Employee), Markham, ONNovember 26, 2014
Pros: good collegues
Cons: very long hours, no pay
Good company, but too much furlough...
Too too much furlough....
We carry the pager continuously
No time for your private life

No benefits
Good company, but too much furlough...
Too too much furlough....
We carry the pager continuously
No time for your private life

No benefits

Good company, but too much furlough...
Too too much furlough....
We carry the pager continuously
No time for your private life

No benefits
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Fun and professional place to work
Customer Service/ Tech. Analyst (Former Employee), 3600 Steeles Ave EastNovember 24, 2014
Pros: free parking
Professional work environment.
Friendly co-workers.
Clean and big work space.
Own work stations.
Loan laptop to work from home when necessary.
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Very enjoyable career
Technical Services Professional (Former Employee), Markham, ONNovember 21, 2014
Pros: opportunity
Cons: 12 hr shifts
Fast paced constant change positive policy Good people fair management lots of positives
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Good
Application Developer (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 13, 2014
I was responsible for Providing Application Maintaince and Production Support for one of the IBM's client.

My Main responsibilities Inlcude"
Provide AMS support,
Working on the Production Support Tickets.
Working on the Enhancements and Part of Delivery team for any changes in teh Applications.
Provide Status to Project Manager.
Scheduled jobs, prepared batch flows, System and Integration test plans. Involved in Coding, Unit testing, Co-ordination with Offshore team and Review of deliverable
Batch monitoring and resolving real time batch issues and Working on Production Support Requests and Maintenance/change Requests.
Provided on call support after office hours and over the weekends and Resolving high priority issues as part of maintenance.

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