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A great place to work
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 18, 2015
IBM provides plenty of opportunities to explore in different areas no matter what your background is. A flexible environment where you get to have a good work-life balance with a positive and encouraging team members.
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Professional enviroment
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee), ottawa, ONSeptember 16, 2015
I learned a lot during my time at IBM and I shall bring the skills I gained with me to the table for all endeavours for the rest of my career.
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professional environment where meeting SLA and maintaining high ticket resolution score are very important objectives
Deskside Support Technician (Current Employee), Burlington, Mississauga, BramptonSeptember 16, 2015
Pros: well known global company, lots of resources, many opportunities, dominant in some business sectors particularly servers, storage, cloud computing, analytics/big data, and hardware services
Cons: client account for the work load may be overwhelming, standards are lower overseas, customer complaints tarnishes IBM's reputation, restricted business travels, communications expenses.
It's a global corporation with many establishments around the world
workload varies depend on the client and the SLA with the client, typically heavy workload, may have to stay after work hours just to catch up or to prepare for the next day
Co-workers are typically professional but there is bound to be a few co-workers who are not as professional as they should be.
Management for the most part are there to make sure the SLA are met. Tickets are very important, and high ticket resolution score means a pat on the back/bonus. On the other hand low ticket resolution score means we need to talk.
What I enjoy here is that it's a global company and there are many opportunities and resources with IBM.
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Great company to grow a career..now in transition.
National Mgr Projects and Operations (Former Employee), MontrealSeptember 14, 2015
Pros: Size of the company
Cons: Size of the company
I appreciate working in a mobile environment. Training in both technical and management is likely one of the best in the industry. I've learned to take ownership of my career path. Working for a large corporation allows one to totally change career paths without having to leave the company.
IBM attracts the best people to work for them by treating them fairly including work/life balance, competitive salary and great benefits program.
Hardest part of the job would be the loss of autonomy when the company is in shrink mode.
Most enjoyable is the trust the company and management have in you to do your job and give you the decision making ability to go with that responsibility.
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Highly professional workplace
Senior Network Support Representative (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBSeptember 14, 2015
Pros: Great professional Development opportunities
Cons: Night Shift
Very challenging environment that allows people with great IT skills to thrive. Employment equity is great and lots of room for growth.
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Worked from Home
Identity and Access Management Admin (Former Employee), 12 ave downtown CalgarySeptember 10, 2015
I would wake up, Get fresh, eat and proceed to my computer table and work. Prior to I was in the office for 7 months, simple call centre, with a large space never crowded, and a fairly big lounge.
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Productive and Fun work place
Windows 7 Migration Support (Current Employee), Toronot, ONSeptember 9, 2015
Productive creative, fun and a great leader ship productivity work place.opportunity to collaborate and be a part of some of the directions the company as a whole keeps everyday interesting
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Consultant paradigm
Internet Consultant for IBM Customers (Former Employee), Tor, ONSeptember 2, 2015
Pros: Moved to different clients and locations
Cons: IBM sub culture
Okay but as a consultant it was high pressure to deliver services to clients under tight deadlines. I was a contractor working alone at client sites so I have no input on IBM as an employee.
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Productive and fun Work Place
Test Delivery Manager (Current Employee), Mississauga ONSeptember 1, 2015
Ability to play multiple roles and work for Large Accounts. Exposure managing large Programs, understand enterprise level QA Processes & methodologies.
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Working with professionals is an asset
Project Manager , Complex GTS Service Delivery (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 28, 2015
Pros: good salary
Cons: long hours
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
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good place
Computer Technician (Current Employee), markhamAugust 26, 2015
IBM's policies and management are very flexible when it comes to working remotely or accommodating various life situations (sick days, doctor visits, etc.). Management is encouraged to measure an employee by their work and impact, and not by hours spent at their office.
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Highly Professional yet user friendly environment
IT PM / Consultant (Identity & Access Management) (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONAugust 26, 2015
Pros: Flexible timing, remote working
Cons: Dynamic (Ever changing environment)
Amazing workplace, with highly professional and user friendly environment. It was an intense project with tight deadlines, yet completed with style.

It was a great experience with tough learning on some days, yet kept the work-life balance (still breathing) .
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Productive and Fun workplace
SAP Consultant - Procurement & Logistics (Current Employee), HalifaxAugust 24, 2015
IBM is very good at the kind of projects being executed. Good learning opportunities. I got chance to work on few complex SAP Implementation engagements.
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Best company
Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Specialist (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 24, 2015
It is the best company to work with.
Best management
Friendly environment
No stress in this company every body takes good care of everyone else.
I would recommend if you would like to work with this company go for it.
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Excellent place to have work life balance
Team Lead Make To Deploy (Current Employee), Florenceville, NBAugust 22, 2015
Best support in case you need any help on issues or requirement you have not worked on earlier. You get lot of people to ask for help and knowledge sharing documents.
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Productive and fun place to work
SAP Technical Consultant (Current Employee), Halifax, NSAugust 20, 2015
Pros: life work balance
Cons: Work related pressure sometimes.
Great team to work with.
Life, work balance.
Peer support .
open door Management.
IBM is a best place to if you are a fresher. They provide too many opportunities to strengthen the skills.
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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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Delivery focused - lots of autonomy.
Project Manager (Contract) (Current Employee), Brampton, ONAugust 17, 2015
Pros: Manage your own time
Good place to work. Effective team. Lots of opportunities. Demanding client.

Increased knowledge and understanding of VMWare.

Excellent team members with varying degrees of expertise in Linux, Windows and VMWare.

Scheduling migrations based on client needs was the most challenging aspect of this project.
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Good company, good co-workers
Rational software developer internship (Former Employee), Markham, ONAugust 13, 2015
It is a good place let you calm down and focuse on working, nice environment, the work is exciting. Most of the co-workers are pleased to collaborate
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Great place to work, proffesional enviroment.
Product Specialist (Former Employee), Don Mills, OntarioAugust 8, 2015
Pros: lots of knowledge in the room, first rate equiptment
Cons: long shifts at times, changing shift times every 2 weeks was a bit hard on you at times
IBM Canada has a history of red tape, as expected of an older fortune 500 company. We were always learning as the software/hardware was in constant betterment. The management team were first rate, and the co-workers quite supportive and friendly. The unit had a "family" mentality that made teaching and learning a relaxed environment. The toughest part of a job like this is the constant technological changes, and trying to stay 'on top' of them, though this was also the most enjoyable part of the job as well.
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Headquarters
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504-1722
Revenue
more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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