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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I worked at IBM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great opportunity to learn and expand your career choices. Great networking, great people.

Cons

Less than impressive leadership, rude, uninformed, emotional, untrustworthy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just send your leaders on courses and assume they learn and grow. Take them to task, challenge them, coach, mentor. LEAD!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Slow to no salary raise

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    Current Employee - Systems Service Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Service Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in the job

    Cons

    No raises recently and when there are they are a very low percentage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Press to provide proper raises for your employees or you will eventually sacrifice quality and directly impact your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cares more about profit than truly engaging employees

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different opportunities within IBM. Great place to start a career with so many options and opportunities to get involved in various aspects of selling or delivering new business.

    Cons

    Huge company and easy to get lost within the Bureaucracy Often work work for managers with poor people skills. IBM pays at best in the middle of the road. Don't expect annual raises nor any significant profit sharing (1-2.5% of annual salary) typically. Hardly a motivation to work extra hours to get the job done. Depending on which brand you work for, utilization targets are mid-high 80's to high 90's percentage...this includes vacation, statutory holidays and training days, so extra hours are a requirement to meet the annual utilization targets set by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM is run out of the US and policy comes from there to other countries. Its nice to generate profit for the shareholders, but don't ignore who generates a large portion of revenue... consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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