IBM Employee Reviews in Canada

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it technical support (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QCJanuary 5, 2016
Great Environment to work in. The workflow may vary upon customer ( Air Canada ) requests. What I was assigned to do was to image either brand new hard drives or recycled ones.

First step was to view
the requests/checklists in order to verify which Laptop model or Desktop model is needed.

Review what kind of hard drive was requested ( brand/capacity ). Manually mount the hard drive to a stationary desktop if it's one or mount the hard drive to a specific laptop model.

Boot the machine up via Network boot in order to connect to an internal server which contained various images pre-built. Select the corresponding one. Manually setting the computer name, asset tag,
select the OS version.

Once the image is finalized, I double-check if everything was installed correctly ( softwares, patches, updates, UI tweaks. )

Removed the completed imaged HDD. Send it to the on-sight team located at the airport.
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Excellent team, very good process-driven environment
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABNovember 2, 2015
Very diverse work environment, good technical challenges made the assignment engaging and enjoyable.

Very good team dynamics, supportive and engaging.

Management was solid, albeit a little cautious or slow in bringing new technologies onboard.

Some internal tools are extremely archaic and unsupported.

Enjoyed the flexibility and balance afforded to meet my family's needs as well as the team's engagements.
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Fun & Professional place to work
Customer Service Representitive (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCOctober 5, 2015
The job varied over the years. All in all it was a fun place to work with supportive management. I always had growth opportunities. The pay was competitive.
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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Working with professionals is an asset
Project Manager , Complex GTS Service Delivery (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 28, 2015
IBM's PMO for GTS provides challenging opportunities for one to deliver solutions by using multiple PM approaches. Hitting customer service levels is key but working with amazingly talented, dedicated people makes all the difference
Pros
good salary
Cons
long hours
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High-pressure, educational, interesting and varied work environment.
Tester (QA), Programmer and Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 16, 2015
Work experiences are very dependent on management. Many managers have poor people-skills, and favoritism is rampant. Evaluations are very result-driven, with individuals often taking credit for work they did not contribute to. Ample opportunity for creativity.
Pros
Good salary and benefits
Cons
Very long hours, including nights and weekends
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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.
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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.
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disorganized and disfunctional structure
Project Control Officer (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 30, 2015
I have had 4 manager in the last 2 years, the experience is there for the employees, the salary does not reflect your role.
great coworkers except when they promoted mobile work and hotelling stations, hardly see anyone at work. everyone is either WFH or at a customer location.
Pros
experience
Cons
management structure, salary, long hours
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productive and advance workplace
Wintel / VMWare , System Admin (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 11, 2016
continous work load make actively learning new technology, working weekends make life through ibm day in day out, good luck.
Pros
IBM technology
Cons
long hours
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Declining climate
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 16, 2016
Unfortunately the more business IBM is involved in, the less it values its employees. There is no reasonable explanation as to why current valuable employees are being cut, while inexperienced and incompetent staff are given jobs.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
salary, climate
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Good people, interesting engagements. Poor management
Delivery Project Executive (Former Employee) –  CanadaApril 29, 2015
The company has changed from a client focused technology leader to one that is only interested in revenue and share price. With so much focus on profits first and not enough on products, solutions and customer satisfaction, the customers are noticing and are leaving for cheaper, more nimble competitors. As a result, the profits continue to sag in across the business units, thousands are laid off with "workforce re-balancing" schemes, services continue to be reduced, and the remaining staff are left dealing with never ending executive vanity projects and "improvement programs" all aimed at trying to save the sinking ship through cost savings while senior management simply shuffle the chairs at the top, pat themselves on the back, and enjoy their massive bonuses.
Pros
Great, talented people, Huge company with opportunities to travel and move, Deep roots in technology
Cons
Compensation is lower than competitors, Training is limited to internal process and tools, Benefits have been cut year after year, Recognition programs have been cut, Upper management sets quotas for the quarterly/annual cuts to the workforce, Work/Life balance is a challenge, Low Morale
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Great place to start your career
Software Dev (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONAugust 17, 2015
IBM is a great place to start your career but if you do not have a supportive manager, your career advancement options are very limited. With 13 consecutive quarters of declining revenue and dipping share prices, the only focus that upper management has is on shareholder value - not its employees.
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One of the best place ever worked for
IT Windows Admin & Application Support (Current Employee) –  MississaugaOctober 6, 2015
I am very thankful for the opportunity to be part of a great organization. During this time I was exposed to state of the art products and practices serving critical environments for major clients. Developed long lasting relations with capable coo-workers in various disciplines producing valuable solutions. Had good feedback from all my managers and Project Managers during all this time. I do recommend IBM for a career opportunity and a place to grow."
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Solid company, with career progression opportunity
ACCOUNT REP FOR BUSINESS PARTNERS (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONOctober 8, 2015
Good company to work for. Lots of support if/when you need it. Lots of processes and systems to learn.
Considerable amount of pressure to meet targets and report on deal progression.
The company offers a lot of activities outside of work which one has the option of taking part in (ie. softball, various clubs/teams)
Pros
Lots of job opportunities/ ability to move into other roles
Cons
long hours towards end of quarter.
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