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A place where hardworking people grow really fast especially with the structure put in place.
Bilingual Client Services Manager (Current Employee) –  IBM Philippines23 December 2016
A place where hardworking people grow really fast especially with the structure put in place. My growth in 4 years has been an amazing journey and the most exciting part of my career.
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Okay to work in senior level
Application Developer - SAP BI (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh22 December 2016
Okay to work in senior level
but as a fresher you need to struggle to survive and to get proper attention and appraisals.So better to goto IBM in Senior level.
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downhill period
Advisory Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON18 December 2016
IBM was a great company in general, but facing a lot of challenges, poor management, a lot of people just laying back, waiting for others to feed them
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Fun place to work
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 December 2016
IBM is undoubtly great place to work. They provider their employees with amazing benefits and comfortable environment to work in. The food court is also great with different options to try.
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very friendly, work tools work very well, comfortable
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB13 December 2016
Very comfortable, friendly co workers and management. Irate consumers were trying. Recognition was very nice. Company is very large and well organized.
Pros
rewarded for going above and beyond
Cons
working till 9 pm and some weekends
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Great place to be !
Sales Dashboard - Sr Cognos BI Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 December 2016
Love it at IBM but going through several changes affecting team stability. Some team members are being forced to move cities or risk RA process. This is unsettling.
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Good Learning Position
Security and Networks Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON12 December 2016
It was my first job, and I was with a relatively small team. It was good, everyone was nice, but unfortunately a small team doesn't last long in the big machine that is IBM. Always be ready to jump to a new team/position when your old one eventually gets removed.
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Great Company
Technical Support (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 December 2016
I love working here, Sometimes it is just hard to find the next step as it is spread across the world with tens of thousands of people working here. Have been a proud employ for years.
Pros
Freedom
Cons
long hours some days
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A great balanced contract position
Portable Storage Media (PSM) Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 December 2016
This was a good starting contract position that allowed me to get experience in my field. I've met many great colleagues through this job.
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Good place for graduates to gain experience
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2016
Good place to work for fresh graduates to gain experience. Good chance to move within the company but progress is slow.
Flexible working conditions. Friendly environment.
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No loyalty to employee. Would not recommend people to work there.
Senior I/T Specialist and Programmer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON5 December 2016
Real simple, no loyalty but expect employ to have some.....Would not recommend to anybody to work there. Still have lots of friends working there but all looking for move on before the company breaks them. Co-workers are great to work with but upper management have no more control or minimum control on business direction. Everything moved globally which local business is suffering. And when they say work life balance, just take a look at what they say first... 'work'.
Pros
none
Cons
Loyalty
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Large monolithic company
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON2 December 2016
Even though IBM appears to be a front runner with technology, the internal processes will get in the way. They are consistently trying to find ways to save the company money to improve the bottom line - including sending work to locations that are less expensive to operate. Employee satisfaction was low. The culture may have changed over the years, but as a large organization with thousands of employees, it is hard to change quickly.
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Excellent place to work - Poor pay and lack of advancement opportunities.
IT Solution Lead (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON30 November 2016
Great work life balance. Excellent learning opportunities and support for first line management. However pay is generally below industry average and increases are hard to come by. Basically what you get hired on is likely what you will be earning for the foreseeable future.
Pros
Work Life
Cons
Pay
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Good work-life balance, average salary, bad management
Advisory Solution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON29 November 2016
One can join IBM if they want to be a dead animal, No future at all.
First line managers are absolute zero. Every one worries about themselves only, none about the company.
Pros
Good opportunity to learn on your own
Cons
Unethical
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Good management good location competitive pay continuing education
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 November 2016
I have had a good experience working with IBM for Alberta Health Services. I have nothing negative to say about them until this day,

The management always treated the team with professionalism, respect, fairness, clarity, and with the right amount of fun and laughter.

I look forward in having the same experience with other companies. At the same time, I will always bring this culture with me and influence my new team.

Change is good.
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Huge IT Servicing Company
Senior Midrange and Mainframe Operator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 November 2016
Strong work culture that seeks to be the leader in IT services on a global scale. Hard to become a permanent employee, most jobs are contractual while at IBM.
Pros
compensation rate, benefits, advancement, work culture
Cons
contract jobs
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good place to gain experience
Compiler Optimization Developer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON21 November 2016
good place to gain experience. But the culture and the working habits may varies from team to team. work/life balance is great tho. you can come in late as long as you finish your jobs
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contracting job
Sr. Java Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2016
Not a good place for contractors, permanent may be okay. Contractors are not respected for their efforts and once IBM permanent resource is on the bench, the contractor will be replaced regardless of his or her technical expertise.
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Ample of Opportunities and good work culture
Advisory IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 November 2016
IBM is a brand , working with Ardent IT professional. Lot of thing to learn and explore.
Management is very cooperative and good. Lot of opportunities to explore new technology.
Learned how to deal with challenges and being collaborative.
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Service Desk.
Alberta Health Services IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 November 2016
IBM was a service desk for AHS. It was my first job when I moved to Calgary. They had a lot of improvements to make which I heard they made. I had some great co workers too. The pay was decent also.
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