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IBM Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
12,337 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work from home 2 days/week if you have to commute over 45 minutes to the office (in 1347 reviews)

  • Work life balance ( Work from home) & wider opportunity if you have good network (in 1315 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life/balance depends entirely on the management of your individual projects (in 423 reviews)

  • Senior Management thinks that too many metrics are replacement for good management (in 214 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    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)

    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!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    This is a great experience in electronic

    Cons

    This is a badly remunerated job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Team work crossing international borders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn Virtual Team work cooperative methodology

    Cons

    Difficult to engage in more meaningful Team relationships due to distance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good way to gain experience.

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

    I worked at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good pay, growth potential and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    No job security , work was being outsourced

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good way to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire good skilled employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good ambiance young colleagues, good down view, good IT equipments

    Cons

    ok benefits and schedule thank you

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Bad

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

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

    Pros

    Chance to learn IBM products.
    Work Life Balance.
    IBM Canadian experience was still better than IBM India experience.

    Cons

    Less Salary, Management Bureaucracy.
    Tension between IBM India and IBM Canada and competition to send the work to India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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