"be thankful you have a job"
IT Specialist - Telephony (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 7 February 2019
I was part of a group that had been outsourced to IBM from a customer as part of a contract. From the very beginning it was clear that we would be giving a lot up. Our benefits weren't as good. Our ability to bill for overtime changed from time-and a-half to straight time, and then it was removed altogether. We would work overtime hours and BILL these hours to the customer (our former employer), but we would not be paid for this very same overtime. This does not make for a happy work environment.
When IBM celebrated a major anniversary, there was a barbecue. Before our team could attend we received an e-mail telling us there wasn't any food left.
If you are a contractor at IBM, be aware that they love to furlough contractors at short notice for weeks at a time.
No hope for advancement.