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Culture built around partners and executives only.
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Canada13 December 2018
If you're not a partner or executive you get treated as disposable.
Annual reviews mean nothing. Never met my manager in person. We talked about 45 minutes each year.
Get IBM on your resume and then go work for a decent company.
Pros
Reasonable pay
Cons
No acknowledgement or development plan.
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Okay company but its best days have past
Business Unit Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON12 December 2018
Great place to learn, and meet good people. The pay is fairly competitive. This not a place for an older person. HR has an unwritten mandate to bring younger people on board. If you join IBM, plan to learn, develop and leave. Warning don't stay past your prime. You will not be rewarded. As a manager both first line and second line, I learned that HR gets the managers to do their dirty work without fully disclosing what their ultimate goals are. They use an HR system that automatically gives certain employees raises without disclosing to the managers why they were chosen.

In terms of technology, they were the best. There is no innovation leadership remaining. Their hybrid cloud is a good solution however cloud growth is coming from their eroding outsourcing business..they are basically converting that service to cloud and making less revenue in do so. They won't win the cloud war against Microsoft. Watson is too costly to implement. Their big bet is on Red Hat a very good company but at 30B this is risky. In the short term they will show 3B growth from the acquisition and this will decline with time and unlikely to recoup their investment. Mainframe is the only brightspot given their monopoly
Pros
Great place for skills development.
Cons
HR does not treat older people fairly, Long term prospects for the company are not great, follow their stock price.
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Lots of knowledge, good balance, poor employee investments
IBM employee (Current Employee) –  CA12 December 2018
You have to find the right spot and move around to keep your job. There is confusion about the company vision and altough they have simplified many administrative process, there is still seems to be a lack of employee investment.
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3.0
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typical large corporation
Travaillait comme opérateur/spécialiste (Former Employee) –  Bromont, QC8 December 2018
Typical large corporation, often difficult to make changes but has the weight and resources to do so when they want. Compensation and benefits are kept in line with what other large corporation are offering.
Team work is highly regarded and most employees are good at it.
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5.0
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I love IBM and enjoyed working at IBM.
Delivery Project Executive (Former Employee) –  Canada6 December 2018
You have to be proactive and provide leadership to your team. IBM empowers employee to take calculated risks but be accountable for the decisions. Its team work and excellent communications that brings every body together at IBM.
Pros
Human Resource Development
Cons
Too structured which causes delays in decision making
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5.0
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Challenging but financially rewarding.
Banking Technician, Remote Support Technician. (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, Alberta.5 December 2018
Great environment, great co-workers and management. Great opportunities for advancement and education. A real spirit of cooperation and team work. Satisifying customers is always priority one.
Pros
Great renumeration.
Cons
Long hours and many days of on-call.
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Not good place
subject matter expert and technical manager (Current Employee) –  KARNATAKA, CA5 December 2018
Not a good place to work, no salary, no benefits, no work flexible options, etc, they say during joining we have everything, but once you join its a worst place to work with
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Care more about stock prices than employees / bloated processes
Confidential (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON3 December 2018
I am currently a full time IBMer, I actually love my job but dislike the company. They have made it clear time and time again they care more about stock prices than anything else. They RA staff, furlough contractors and have the gull to give the CEO (as nice and pleasant as she is) a 17 million dollar raise with 8 consecutive quarters of loss on the stock. The morals, or lack there of, of upper/middle management are unlike any others. They won't hesitate to get rid of large quantities of staff to save on costs at the expense of all the other workers in those departments, that are usually already overworked. They constantly cut programs that increase employee satisfaction as well as constantly decreasing what they cover thru medical benefits.

There whole being about them is cut cost to make more money, as opposed to quality of service to drive more sales and increase client satisfaction.

Their bloated processes is something of a joke as well, getting approvals to hire staff, buy supplies or even fix a broken printer is outlandish. multiple layers of approvals and at least a week of work to more often than not be denied the resources any working office should have. (a functioning printer ... for heavens sake aren't we IBM)

Bottom line if you want to feel valued as an employee working for a company .... look elsewhere the job culture at IBM is currently stock price first employee last and sadly until that changes you are probably going to see the stock price continue to fall ... no matter how much they cut ....
Pros
Satisfying work
Cons
Don't care about employees, No Job Security, Poor Job culture
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5.0
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Great experience
Accounts Payable Clerk, Typist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 December 2018
So enjoyed this forward-thinking corporation! Everyone was very professional, courteous, and helpful. Hated leaving to live overseas mostly due to having to leave my position at IBM.
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Fun and enjoyable at work
Information Technology Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 November 2018
Learned new technology and every day was new learning experience. It was fun to work with co-worker and boss was very accommodating. Worked on various projects
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5.0
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Good Experience
DB2 Functional Verification Tester (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON30 November 2018
Good Experience
Lots of learning experience
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Training courses available
good office culture
planned activities throughout the year
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Great job, great people, no possibility of a permanent position
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB28 November 2018
I have nothing but good things to say about working for IBM. The position I was in was contract only, the site no longer hired permanent employees. This will not be the case for all sites, so just make sure to research the position and location.
Pros
great environment
Cons
no permanent positions available, no benefits
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3.0
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My experience as an IBM Technical Support Employee
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region27 November 2018
The experience was really great. I learned a lot of things and grew as a person and as a professional in my time of stay in IBM Philippines. The Management as well is great and they never left our side when it comes to decisions. The hardest part of the job is when there are customers that doesn't even listen to what we are trying to say to help them, sometimes they even tell us to resign because the issue that they are calling for support is already out of our departments scope. The most enjoyable part of the job is the workplace because everyone is great and helps one another in times of need.
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4.0
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Short role
Watson Investment Research Annotator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 November 2018
This was a short role and more of volunteering role. So Not in a position to comment more about the company. Overall experience of working with the people was good.
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Lots of opportunity here
PCD RESOLUTION OWNER (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 November 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at IBM. I had the opportunity to work with some great minds and some of the best leaders in the industry. The education options are endless and it's nice to be able to switch roles but stay with the same employer.

The most difficult thing is the constant change.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Audit processes
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Values and client success
Business Analyst & Test lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 November 2018
IBM works on main motto as below
- innovation that matters to the world and company
- dedication to self and client success
Its a wonderful place to learn and know what the world need and what you can contribute to make it a better place.
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Work environment is good
IT Architect (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC23 November 2018
People in IBM generally have good work habits and are really responsible. Work and life balance is really good, most people work from home all the times.
Pros
Working from home
Cons
Salary is not very good
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IBM will never work for them ever again
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON22 November 2018
Not recommended . the worst company ever to work for.

For them People have 0 value

Stay away..


Crooks, thieves and a lot more .

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Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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3.0
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Just a job
Senior PLI designer/programmer and MQ Consultant (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON22 November 2018
The daily job experience left much to be desired. Innovative solutions were not encouraged. 1st level management was ok but not allowed to be effective or reflect positive change. Just a job
Pros
Just a job
Cons
Just a job
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Challenging and occasionally rewarding work environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2018
A global company that has gone through a considerable off shoring exercise over the years. Focus has moved from excellent customer service to reduced budgets and cost. Typically great employees but difficult working conditions.
Pros
The people
Cons
The focus on stock value
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