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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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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
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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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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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Has been a great company
Manager - Application Development and Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMarch 18, 2016
IBM has some very talented professionals working very hard to deliver on their commitments. Unfortunately IBM is losing these same talented people due to changing market share.
Pros
Great learning ground, supportive team
Cons
Not enough growth options
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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 a first job but bad for growth
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 13, 2015
IBM has a high starting salary for developers ($70K) but it offers very little raise and bonuses (if any) even if you are promoted.

The benefits are okay. They are being reduced year by year though.

The company does not care about employees and its overall prospect the is negative,

Career managers and career executives have run the company to the ground by gaming the books instead of innovating. The company tries to make up for its shortfall by regularly laying off people and cutting benefits/salaries/bonuses - instead of addressing why it is losing market share.

This causes many of the good people (including myself) to leave for greener pastures.

The management in IBM is over-bloated and inefficient. Politics between departments often pose severe obstacles to achieving business results. For instance, if we are to use an IBM product to serve a customer, then that product's department will try to rip us off by charging a premium (because that counts towards their quarterly results)

At other times, we can have departments rejected request of assistance to a customer by citing the request was improperly filed (in this case, it's my department doing it to others).

Job security is low if you are in a department that is not making a lot of money. On the other hand, if you are in a department that has good revenue, then you are also unlikely to be fired even if you are grossly incompetent.

In overall, IBM is a good place for people to start their career because it pays a fair amount for new graduates. It also gives people a taste of a typical corporate culture.
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Pros
High starting salary
Cons
Incompetent management, limited salary growth, limited innovation
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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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Learning Path
Senior QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NSMay 7, 2016
I have been place into project where i grow and gain valuable experience .A typical work environment , Grate team i work with , and have a good relationship with team, Manager whom i work under i learn a lot
Pros
Place you in project where you grow
Cons
Long Hours, No work life balance
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Acccuracy,Speed & consistent quality
DATA CENTRE LIBRATY SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 10, 2016
Supervising & Data Entry
Dedication
Enhanced productivity, accuracy & timeliness
Team Player
Good place to work with relaxed place to work without stress if work done accurately.
Pros
Good Place to work. No stress.
Cons
12 hours shift
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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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Serious and productive workplace.
IT Architect (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONApril 8, 2016
Amazing background to support the front end team and deliver innovative solutions. Clients are able to dream pioneer business model and IBM will put them there; on time, safe and within a budget.
Pros
Infrastructure
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Busy
IBM Storage Architect (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 14, 2016
Very busy. lots of traveling. Do RFP's
Dealing with irate clients often. You have to do lots of proposals and deal with clients who typically dont know what they need.
Lots of political maneuvering. over all its an exiting place to work.
Pros
learn allot
Cons
Travel
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One of the Best company of the World to work with
Senior Recruitment Partner-Middle East &Pakistan (Current Employee) –  PakistanApril 21, 2016
One of the Best company of the World to work with. I have learned alot related to modern HR practice in IBM and took initiative in implementing few myself.
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Customer Service Agent
Customer Service - Accounts-Receivable (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCMay 11, 2016
It is a great place to work.
Offices in Down Town.
Monday to Friday job
You have the opportunity to work from Home.
Great Company culture and job atmosphere.
Opportunity to growth and learn.
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Very Good
Network Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 27, 2015
• Network support for Canadian, American and international clients in government, bank, railway, hospital, energy, oil, engineering, power and medicine companies, and manufacture enterprises.
• Network systems monitoring, problem analysis, troubleshooting, co-operating with high level network analysts and the end users to solve the network problems.
• Analyzing and troubleshooting networks based on Cisco Routers and Switches, Cisco firewall, IDS & IPS, VoIP & CallManager, Wireless LAN Controller, Wireless Access Point, and network protocols RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP and HSRP, VRRP, GLBP., and VLAN, VPN.
• Performs technical, administrative, hands on tasks to ensure network availability is successfully maintained at its highest levels, including incident/problem resolution, supporting moves, adds, changes, and maintaining overall network health for the clients' network.
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Learn customer service skills
Opportunity Management Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 12, 2016
Had a good staff.
Got good training.
Flexible hours.
Flexible lunch hour.
Learn product names and their details.
Learn to handle customer complaints and resolve issues.
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Good place to work
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONApril 20, 2016
Its a great place to work. Peers were good. Managers were good and over all its a positive environment. Its a company where you can grow and apply your ideas, also see you ideas coming to life. Can only happen at IBM.
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Great experience in consulting field
Infrastructure architect (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 18, 2016
A great dynamic environment that motivates you to push forward and advance your career . Allows to have such a amazing balance between work and life without any sacrifice.
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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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