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fun with work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Delhi19 March 2018
With flexible working hours and good incentives, once can have a good work life balance while working with this company.

A leader in Itself, IBM boasts of excellent culture.
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Productive and fun workplace at the time
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  North York, ON19 March 2018
Easygoing but productive environment.
Learned a lot about inventory handling.
Friendly and mentoring management style.
Culture was heavily biased on Quality output rather the quantity.
Must pass Quality control audits.
The most enjoyable part of the job at IBM was the absence of pressure at the time.
Pros
Benefits and awards
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Productive and fun workplace
Senior Maximo Consultant (Current Employee) –  Multiple19 March 2018
Great place to work with big clients
lots of learning opportunities
very helpful and dependable peers
opportunities to diversify profile as you get to work on projects with different profiles such as developer, BA or perform health checks
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Good workplace
Sr. Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 March 2018
Great work place for tech guys. Lot of opportunities for learning good technologies. Competitive Salary and excellent working environment.
Lots of talented people.
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IT jobs exported
Applications Support IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 March 2018
Many IT contracts through IBM sent to India from Canada. Has no work culture or concern for employees. It is not transparent and management heavy. Not a friendly environment.
Pros
None
Cons
High chance of redundancy
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Not employee friendly
Senior IT Consultant (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS14 March 2018
Managers always want to keep the budget minimum by denying senior associates projects. Not a good place if you are experienced.
The management is not competent enough to bring more projects to the center. Bench time is too high. There are not enough motivating factors in the Bedford CIC.
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great
Technical support for banking (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 March 2018
Customer Service day to day calls of clients day to day computer issues as in printer workstation and bank software's IBM is a a big a company........
Pros
great team
Cons
long hours
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Great
Inside Sales Representative - Lead Hub (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 March 2018
IBM Is a great place to work, great people.

If you love a young and motivated work staff this is the place for you.

Lots of great people and friends. And a great company atmosphere.
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Worked remotely
Project Manager Infrastructure (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Montreal, quebec, canada12 March 2018
This is what I am seeking is to work remotely as I have been doing so for the past 5 years. I was able to produce more efficiently working remotely. All meetings were with many resources from different locations so if I was at the office, I would see no one for meetings.
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Good place to learn the ropes and absorb IT culture
Level I Network Analyst & Support (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON10 March 2018
Go for a 1-year contract to get it on your resume and look for advancement in another company. Very rare to be hired directly by IBM. Most are contractors.
Pros
Dense experience
Cons
Work/Life Balance - not willing to allow WFH - Work From Home
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Good experience
Help Desk Support (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 March 2018
I have a good experience with IBM; worked in the most interesting and relevant programs in the market. Work / Life balance is not always ideal although there is tremendous learning too.
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Large International company with opportunity
Business Development (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 March 2018
- Several opportunities to change and advance career.
- Strategy can become watered down and perceived differently as it trickles down.
- Good work life balance
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Excellent work environment and great work/life balance
Content Designer for Db2 (Former Employee) –  8200 Warden Avenue5 March 2018
They are not particularly strict about what time you come in as long as you complete 8 hours a day and work between the core hours of 10am-2pm. Management is your typical hierarchical structure. Teams have weekly or biweekly scrum meetings and larger divisional meetings happen every so often. They have facilities for downtime which include the tennis tables, pool tables, foosball, the gym and the cafeteria.
Pros
Easily accessible by public transit or highway, free access to the gym
Cons
16-month internship was only temporary
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life goes on
Technical Analyst, Co-op (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 March 2018
I was a coop. But I felt like a total full-timer. The workload was above and beyond. The manager was very focused on his promotion. But I learned a lot, although was not so keen to do all that so fast
Pros
good salary
Cons
work life balance is terrible
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Productive
Customer Service (Term) (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB2 March 2018
This job of job is rewarding in helping people in their homes and making their lives for them and their families easier.
The hardest part of the job is when the client passes away.
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IBM is a great place to work
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 March 2018
I enjoyed working at IBM and especially enjoyed the interaction with smart motivated colleagues trying to do their best for clients. Sometimes the company seems more focused on quarterly results than on longer plays that may position better outcomes in the future. That said, the IT waterfront is changing constantly so the quarter to quarter focus might be justified.
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Excellent
Sr. Technical Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 March 2018
Dynamic and resourceful IT professional with over 18 years’ experience of Enterprise Architecture. Project Management, Infrastructure Technical Lead in IT industry with a strong customer service attitude, exceptional organizational ability and communication skills.
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
No long hours
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Three stars out of five
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region1 March 2018
- Flexible schedule and work location
- Lots of training programs
- Very hard to get a raise
- There are projects where you get to learn little skills.
Pros
Lots training programs
Cons
Yearly increase not really competitive.
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Hated working for this company
Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON28 February 2018
Too much work, too little employees, no interest from management in anything but their own pockets, no chance for advancement, on contract for 4+ years, no job security, no benefits, no perks, Forced to work OT without getting paid, hours are sometimes rediculous, 24/7 on call is rediculous and little to no personel training.
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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good experience for an internship
Data Scientist - Internship (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2018
I was an intern at IBM. very disorganized, without any plan, week management, but everything depends on which department you are in and which project you are working on
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