IBM Employee Reviews in Canada

Found 671 reviews matching the search
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Large Contract Losses have meant layoffs and hiring freezes
Deskside Support Technician at Encana (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 6, 2016
Management is generally good and does not micro-manage.
Can be blind to employee faults.
Co-workers are surprisingly excellent.
Working hard and taking pride in my work come natural, putting up with people who don't is difficult.
Getting reconized by the client as a productive and valued contributor is always nice.
Pros
Regular Pay
Cons
Low pay
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
IBM is a flexible employer and have great management
FULL TIME ADVISORY TECHNICAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL (Current Employee) –  3600 Steeles E, MarkhamMay 9, 2016
Jobs in IBM are not secure for local Americans / Canadians in regard to business
In general IBM have migrated jobs to cheap workers in India so local IBM jobs can be a temporary jobs until India workers get the knowledge and after this, local employees can expect to be laid off any time
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and good company to improve in Career
Sr. Systems Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 4, 2015
IBM is a productive and very good company providing clear Career path to the employee. It provides lot of learning opportunities both online and classroom and the development path is well defined and flexible.
Pros
Career path clarity and mentoring
Cons
Management inefficiencies
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nice place to work
Infrastructure Architect/Network Specialist (Current Employee) –  245 consumer RoadApril 3, 2016
I worked with them for like 6 years. nice workplace and very flexible for work hours. Allow you to work from home. They good stable clients with new infrastructure to work on.
Pros
nice team and job culture
Cons
company not doing good now a days
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive workplace a lot of decision making on the stop
Project Asset Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Matheson,ON. and MarkhamJanuary 3, 2016
Reviewing resources doing daily deploying at the begining of the day.

Alot of technical issues being worked on daily with co workers
Pros
Yearly bar b cues
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyed working at IBM, but it was a contract.
Senior MVS System/Batch Applications Processing (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONApril 27, 2016
It was a fun place to work. Got lots of experience there and met some good people. Spent lots of time with co-workers due to it was a 7/24 job. Also, we played volley ball together in the summer. which brought us closer together as friends. As a result, it was reflected in our work.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good exposure to technology and capacity to learn a lot but fails to cater to people who need new challenges.
Senior Account Analyst& Deskside Support L2 (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONNovember 26, 2015
You will learn many new software, technologies and applications
during your employment but will be limited to 40hours a week(no Overtime). Depending on the account or department you work for, your hours are capped and all work done outside the 40hr cutoff is unaccounted for, uncredited and unpaid.

If you seek new challenges and seek to grow within a company at a steady pace and be appreciated as an employee for the work you do on/off the clock, seek another company. IBM USA is a better company than its Canadian counterpart.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
flexible working hours
Deskside Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 22, 2016
the work was located at a hospital in the far south of the town.It took me one hour to get to work everyday.regardless of commuting to work, working hours were quite flexible.
Pros
flexible working condition
Cons
long trip to work
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Promises work / life balance, but doesn't deliver!
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 5, 2014
Good salary and benefits, and on the surface offers many employee programs to further career and training, plus flexible working hours and locations. HOWEVER: should you actually request access to these programs or increased flexibility, they then refuse all requests. Beware if you have 'invisible' disabilities such as mental health issues: you WILL be discriminated against.
It's a pity that a company that has built it's reputation by respecting employees and being a leader in equal opportunities, has fallen so far below the standards you'd expect. Working here has been the biggest disappointment of my career.
Pros
good salary & benefits
Cons
poor management, terrible attitude towards employee needs
Was this review helpful?Yes5No
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast Paced
Remote Administrative Assistant Support Staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, OntarioMay 25, 2016
Great job to get your technology field life ball rolling. You could get certified they have all training material on site.
Pros
Great staff, Learn alot and deal with many diffrent issues. from clientel
Cons
Moving up in company is not easy pay rates are not the best however decent.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Decent workplace with decent pay
tester (Former Employee) –  Bromont, QCJanuary 10, 2016
The factory offers a nice social element and good advantages. Teamwork and socialization is pretty important to make it a good experience. Keeping to one's self will antagonize the coworkers who basically see IBM as an actual ecosystem.
Pros
Good environment for extroverts, team spirit, decent pay
Cons
Terrible environment for introverts, union causes some injustice regarding seniority
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
midiate
PFSS Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONMarch 31, 2016
It's very stressful. And the management style is business driven. Only very aggressive people would like it.
not a good company for mid aged people
Was this review helpful?YesNo1
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
team building and have some fun with the team
HR Service Administrator (Current Employee) –  philippinesApril 8, 2016
I'm Thankful to IBM, i learn a lot from them.
working places are very comfortable and the management was very suit. i will really miss my work mates.
Pros
free lunch and have some funny with the team going out
Cons
the work was really relax and with high quality of customers services assistances
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Highly productive environment
Project Proposal Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ONJanuary 6, 2016
Looking for a fast pace environment to manage a high-complex project from the initiation to closure phase. Working at IBM has been very rewarding and have been there since 2008.
Pros
Very fast pace
Cons
Long hours
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Senior Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 3, 2016
I like the work from home policy in IBM. It gives us more flexibility to optimize our time.
The online training courses are excellent, I can learn the most recent technologies to keep up with the new trend.
We manage our career in IBM. The career path is well defined.
Was this review helpful?YesNo1
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Leadership Development
Delivery Project Executive - Scotiabank (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJanuary 25, 2015
IBM is a challenging environment and consequently an ideal place for leadership development. A leader who spends a few years working for different IBM customers, will become very versatile and ready to accept any future challenges.
One of the greatest benefits of working for IBM is the flexibility. Most IBM positions allow working from virtually anywhere. This contributes to leveraging work-life balance.
Pros
professional development, workplace flexibility
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?Yes1No2

Overall rating

4.0
Based on 11,266 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Culture