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Good Workplace but only contract positions
BID DESK SPECIALIST: OPERATIONS (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 September 2017
I left workplace because my contract came to an end. It would be good if IBM Canada hired outside of contracts.

But IBM had great work from home program.
Pros
Good Work Life balance
Cons
contract jobs ONLY
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Shame
Technical Solution Manager (Former Employee) –  North York, ON8 September 2017
Shame they are not investing in the people and always looking at the earnings. Not a company that is client focused anymore, they have lost there focus.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
No security
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Productive
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON6 September 2017
A hard working team environment.
Minor travel between data centres.
After hours and overtime work required.
Workplace culture - ok
Enjoyed the people I wored with.
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Great place to work.
Scrum Master & Test Lead, Markham Software Lab (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON3 September 2017
Lot of flexibility and work life balance. No one checks your in / out but your work contribution and code check in is what counts. Hardest part of the job is problems that we solve. Most enjoyable part of the job is fun team.
Pros
Learning new stuff everyday
Cons
Not much growth into your career
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IT Best Practive
Lead Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 September 2017
This organization sets what other organizations try to achieve within the IT industry. For a starting role within the organization it will mold you into a process orientated practitioner to always deliver consistent results.
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Old is not always gold..
Helpdesk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Florenceville, NB1 September 2017
I am sure IBM has some great IT jobs that you can work for and earn a good living but not as IT help desk agent. If IBM is ur first IT gig then go for it.You will learn a lot in short amount of time.But the growth within company is not that great. Eventually you have to move on .
Pros
15 vacation days / Health Benefits /
Cons
Old management /Old way of doing things
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IBM - Had a better stay for last 6 plus years
DBA Consultant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 August 2017
Management is friendly
Work from home option, so job work & life was been balance
Workload depends on client activities
Peers are friendly
Since being a contractor, there is limit on no. of year on work.
Pros
Work from Home
Cons
Can expect anytime bye since being a contractor.
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Productive and Innovative
Advisory I/T Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS27 August 2017
I like the IBM company in regards to work culture and innovation.
There we can manage our work and personal life culture in a good manner. Management staffs are supportive in all the manner.
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Excellent company for career and skill development
Staff Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON25 August 2017
This company provides employees with all the resources necessary to learn and develop their skills while building friendly, professional relationships with peers. At times the culture can seem competitive, because the company is staffed with some high achievers, but this is what helps to maintain the company's high performance culture that you will find to be a point of pride.

I would recommend that new hires begin their career here, then take time to explore other companies or to get a graduate degree. The company expects you to continuously develop yourself and then rewards you for doing so.
Pros
Excellent place to develop professional skills
Cons
Work-life balance can be hard to manage
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terrible shifts, very little training, hardly any advancement potential
Network Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 August 2017
this was a contract assignment that offered very little learning/training or feedback on performance and little to no advancement track, low paying and all you did was sit the entire shift and wait for something to go wrong or glitch.
Pros
simple, easy, quiet work environment
Cons
very low pay, very little teamwork and hardly any training
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Productive
BI developer (Current Employee) –  Cairo24 August 2017
Productive and very organized place to work on it, and we have facilities for watching TV, fun room to play play-station and take a rest from work load
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season work
Data Management Clerk (Current Employee) –  245 Consumers Rd19 August 2017
good company to work with if you need part time employment.
friendly staff.
Season work.
Best for stay home mothers.
environment of work place excellent.
Pros
best for women
Cons
salery and Season work only
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Great place to start your career
IT Sales UNIX/Cloud (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 August 2017
Opportunity to hone your skills in customer service/sales
Very competitive environment
Some flexibility with regards to work/life balance
Excellent in house education
Sometimes difficult to change positions within the company
Pros
Excellent Learning Environment
Cons
Difficult to move positions within company
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Nice working environment.
Database Administrator/Analyst (Former Employee) –  3600 Steels Av East15 August 2017
Working at IBM is a very special moments of my life. I gain a lot of experience. The Team members are very honest and hard working.
Above all working environment is top class.
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Productive with less work life balance
Senior Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 August 2017
Always get to learn new technologies like IBM Watson, IBM Bluemix.
Work life balance is not appropriate as sometimes you will pulled for weekend work without any overtime pay .
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Company gives a lot of learning opportunities
Test Specialist (Current Employee) –  National Capital Region13 August 2017
Working for IBM for almost 3 years and these are the pros on working with the company:

1. High regard for core values
2. Professional development is essential
3. Great salary
4. Good people
5. Good projects
6. Very supportive management
7. Good working environment
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Great
Product Fulfillment Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON11 August 2017
• Maintain and allocate Monitor inventory for Canada and Caribbean North district.
• Order and move 10,000-40,000 units monthly based on monitor trends and forecasts.
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Good company but too big
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON8 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.
Pros
Opportunity to travel and work in different countries
Cons
Too many people, inflexibility
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Productive & Fun Workplace
IBM Cognos Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 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
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Best IT company
Technical Support Agent (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 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.
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