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Company with lots of opportunities
Senior Analyst / Consultant (Former Employee) –  Canada20 May 2019
Very well respected company, providing lots of opportunities. The company expects you to be matured and responsible in managing your work. Trust the abilities of resources and no over interference from the management in general.
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3.0
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Was a good company
Network Administrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 May 2019
Good company. stopped working and lost contracts. Overall it was not a bad company to work for specially gaining some valuable experieince. its a big company.
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5.0
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Productive and Fun place to work. Good people.
Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 May 2019
Great place to work, both people and environment
Strong Team culture
You can always find someone to help with problem resolution.
Ongoing education provided
Pros
Good people
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4.0
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Millenial - great fit, 40+ not a great fit.
Digital Development Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 May 2019
IBM is a great company that still has some loyal customers. You can cross-sell and upsell easily as it's always acquiring customers. If you're young - there are many opportunities abound as ageism is quite prevalent.
Pros
Many loyal customers.
Cons
Working from home has ended after them pioneering it.
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3.0
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Sinking Ship
Performance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 May 2019
While the work is interesting too much instability to give hope. Continuous departure of employees meant increased workload for remaining staff and the long hiring freezes ensured this would be the case for a long time. Expect your schedule to be full of unnecessary meetings. Salary raises are minimal and are not guaranteed every year.
Pros
Interesting work
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4.0
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Great place to settle
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 May 2019
IBM embraces you and gives you an opportunity for long-lasting careers with decent benefits and mediocre pay. If what you're looking for is a decent job, flexibility, and being comfortable, that's a good place. If you're looking to progress and advance in your career through hard working and commitment you will have to insert yourself in the tight little group of executive sponsors and find someone to help you out. I guess politics is part of every company, and quarter driven results are a priority over anything else. It's a fight for survival among the executives to deliver growth quarter after quarter. Often stupid decisions have to be made to achieve those targets and it's rather frustrating to watch without the full perspective.
Pros
Mobility and Flexibility - and free snacks
Cons
pay is bad, The bonus program for non incentive employees is vey bad.
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2.0
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Good work environment
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON16 May 2019
Did internship, not a good experience. no training given, just expected to self learn. good work environment, lots of activities to do, and a comfortablework area
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4.0
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Good place to work if you are not overly concerned with salary
IT Manager (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON15 May 2019
IBM is an excellent place to work. Some positions are overworked and underpaid. The rating system is sometimes a joke. However it has lot of good things such as the club, work from home options etc.
Pros
Very good culture
Cons
Salary is less
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4.0
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Ability to work from home
Record to Report (RTR)- Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region10 May 2019
Work life balance is given to parents like me with a special needs child. I've had training and advancement when it comes to changing of roles. Some managers are supportive of your career.
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3.0
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Poor salary for amount of work
SERVICE SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON8 May 2019
Don't be fooled by the size of the company!! As a technician, you start at 40K/yr. No raises for 5 years, not even cost of living. Workload increased, but no compensation. Consists of shift work, which interferes with home life.
Management only worried about bottom line. All perks were taken away and many technicians were let go, which means on call more often.

Good for people just starting out to gain experience, but no room to really grow, unless you wanna move into head office.
Pros
Good experience for graduates
Cons
On call often, no raises, heavy workload, poor management
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3.0
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Somewhat mercenary
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC8 May 2019
I found the environment to be stressful and less than rewarding. It seemed that IBM only cared about their shareholders, and little to noting for their staff or clients. I couldn't wait to get out.
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5.0
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 May 2019
Answered calls for Nstar, GOA and Carlson help desks and was given the opportunity to work from home a few months later. Hours were great and my team members were fun to work with.
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5.0
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Long time employee
Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 May 2019
I worked as a technical writer for many years, including a transition period after my company, Cognos, was sold to IBM. From a technical writing point of view, both companies were very well organized with styles, procedures, templates, that made the work easier to complete. Most SMEs were keen to work with me.
Pros
Well-defined procedures
Cons
None
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3.0
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Too much management interference
Senior Solutions Architect (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 May 2019
Management is too quick to micro-manage day to day work.
Too many hours per week are required.
Advancement takes many years
Education is not available to lower pay grades.
Pros
Competitive salary
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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A very serious Company
Professional Engineer (Former Employee) –  Alberta29 April 2019
Excellent work/job balance, good management, high workplace culture, flexible hours, a lots of opportunities to learn, a very good reputable Company. Thank you.
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conservative with no defined growth structure
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2019
- band progression is very very tough
- growth structure is invisible & in the hands of individuals as they wish. If you object or if they don't like you, you are screwed up
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5.0
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Awsum work environment
TSE (Former Employee) –  It park dlf building25 April 2019
It is like a dream to work with IBM again. Looking forward to work again in great and healthy atmosphere. Great job opportunities. Have learnt a lot from my seniors and managers.
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3.0
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Troublesome culture
Project Manager / Business Intelligence Consultant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 April 2019
While IBM is a global brand with a great deal of opportunity inside the company, much of the organization is plagued by layers and layers of administration and rigidity. I'm happy to have worked there, but I was ready to leave when I did.
Pros
Global brand, opportunity to move within the company
Cons
Culture
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5.0
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Great Place To Work
Quality Analyst (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON22 April 2019
IBM Markham Lab Was One Of The Best Places I Have Worked In.The Environment And The People Are Great. It is a great place to learn as well about latest technologies.
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5.0
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Very flexible workplace and great team staff
System Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 April 2019
My Manager and all team members were very nice. I really enjoy working there.
Most of my work was to deal with different IBM clients and solve their problems
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