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IBM Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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3.3 166 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Amazing experience as an Intern student.

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsLearn a lot from managers and team members

    ConsNeed to implement agile methodologies

    Advice to Senior ManagementI need advice from higher management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosvery much professional, and technical

    ConsNeed to have more thoughts on employee benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have more insight into an employee expectation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Too Big To Fail

    Senior Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsOnce was a good place to work

    ConsIt's now all about shareholder value. The reviews here are plants by the HR department. It's well known. All jobs have been offshored. Customers HATE dealing with India or Costa Rica but IBM doesn't give a crap. It's all about "shareholder value". They actually haven't made a real profit in several years. All gains have been by laying people off and shipping the jobs to the third world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're next. Freshen that resume.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to build your career, but move on when you can

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIBM is a great place to build your sales career. Its large enough where you have the resources to get the help you need and can really push work off to other departments (marketing, brand, etc). Education system is second to none. Really gets you ramped up fast and invests in your education.

    ConsVery political. Moving up can be easy, but there is really a wall at times. Pay is not great.... seriously. If you want to make money at IBM... leave. They also don't give proper raises. 1-2% is the average unless you change positions. The endless paper work also gives you little time for sales and more time in giving forecasts and daily updates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the burden of reporting off the rep and on the manager. This should be monitored and caught. I can already see the talent loss. Also, start paying what your competition is paying. The last comment I had before I left IBM was "why is this company willing to pay you so much?". This was insulting and if feels great making money over IBM's lose in almost 100% of my accounts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for most of the years I was there. they provided boundaries but allowed us to structure ourselvesl

    Senior Tech Support (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWe worked hard and played hard

    ConsLater years had too many restrictions

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience for a new graduate

    Financial Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-great work life balance and enviroment

    ConsNot too many amenities or incentives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IBM best company to work for

    Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIBM is great company to work for in the technology sector.

    ConsToo many lay off every day

    Advice to Senior Managementlook after employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cost cutting is the order of the day above all else.

    Enterprise Architect (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThere are still a lot of really talented people working at Big Blue. If you look hard enough you can find deep expertise and learn a thing or two.

    ConsThe bean counters run the shop. Getting anything done involves way more effort than it should because the company is optimized to keep costs down. With that as the focus ability to execute suffers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA profitability target for 2015 is not the same thing as vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best in customer focus, rich in knowledge, widest in opportunities

    Associate Partner (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsPlenty of senior people with deep domain and technology expertise
    Large organization providing plenty of opportunities to learn and grow
    Industry leading solutions and mostly the first company to innovate
    Great respect for individual

    ConsOld and senior folks holding the power mostly
    Lack of broader skills in consultants (very deep skilled though)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good while it lasted, but was going downhill quickly, so I left on my own terms and am happy I did.

    Software Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexibility, work from home, ability to change jobs every 2 years, really great group of people

    Conslow base pay, horrible conversion to US dollars, high quotas, you can only make money every 2 years. Training has dropped drastically and they do not invest in their people like they did over 10 years ago. Too many people in upper management positions. Everyone who makes, or exceeds plan does not get 100% club trip, or bonus money, it only goes to a select few and you cannot bring your spouse. I can go on and on....

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe positive, invest in your people through training and reward through paying bonuses and better incentives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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