IBM Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Pros
  • You can work from home or office (when you are in town) (in 1347 reviews)

  • Depending on projects - excellent work-life balance (in 1315 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is basically non existent (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior management has lost it's sense of what the corporate mission is (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Large number of possibilities + Diverse industries and expertise

    Cons

    - Very process oriented (a lot of red tape to go through) - The self-serve environment isn't for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize power


  2. Engineer in informatics. I manage computers for Canadian Airline and other private jets.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment. A lot of teamwork. Experienced technicians and co-workers. Good technology and equipment. Cheerful manager. Not very busy if you do your job.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Do what is asked and do not make silly mistakes. It will cause to your loss. :)


  3. Great working experience but badly remunerated

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bromont, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bromont, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great experience in electronic

    Cons

    This is a badly remunerated job


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  5. software developer

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a work for starting but not to stay. Good compensation

    Cons

    management side is a disaster.


  6. Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, lost of learning. Managers and senior employees are willing to teach new employees skills and expertise.

    Cons

    There should be more room to grow!!


  7. Team work crossing international borders

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn Virtual Team work cooperative methodology

    Cons

    Difficult to engage in more meaningful Team relationships due to distance

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to travel in order to meet Team face-to-face and create more meaningful Team relationships that yield more productive Team work


  8. Good way to gain experience.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to get started in IT. I worked on various big accounts with alot of different tools. We receive frequent training on them.

    Cons

    Salary is not the best. Management could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more.


  9. Challenging work environment

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, growth potential and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    No job security , work was being outsourced


  10. Good way to start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Support Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Technical Support Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dinamic, team evironnment, open to new ideas, great opportinuties to lear and to add new skills, very good location in the heart of downtown

    Cons

    no possibility to grow, temporary job

    Advice to Management

    Hire good skilled employees


  11. little too big

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, 401k match, decent benefits

    Cons

    Not much room for growth



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