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IBM Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 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.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lab facilities, flexible working hours

    Cons

    N/A, every thing is great so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HR Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great collaborative teams to work with

    Cons

    must navigate own career so networking is essential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior IT Specialist (Software Group)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Working for a vendor looks great on a resume
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Morale at all-time low
    - IBM has lost it's direction. It's far behind in it's key growth areas such as Cloud and Analytics
    - Budget cuts have hit bone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the 2015 Roadmap plan finally being scrapped, take the effort and invest in your people and products. Customers are upset about paying a premium for products that are buggy when there are lower cost alternatives. Make this once great company something to be proud of again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    very great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great exposure to different industries

    Cons

    the organization politics, limited personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Used to be the best company to work for IMO .... 15years ago.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Have access to the bigger IBM ... lots of interesting work

    Cons

    Too many management ... not enough senior technical people.
    Loss a lot of good senior technical staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People is your resources. Retain the good technical staff.
    Salary adjustment constantly less then inflation is killing your people. We all have family to feed too.
    Workload leads to stress; Underpay leads to frustration; net result is people left for other company even when we like what we are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunities, great people, but lots of bureaucracy and politics (expected for a company this big).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Lots of great learning opportunities - good projects, roles, responsibilities
    - Great people - everyone is very sharp, lots of very-experienced practitioners
    - Friendly culture and chummy collegial atmosphere
    - Very flexible work-life balance; can work remotely and at your own schedule

    Cons

    - Very difficult to get promoted - lots of bureaucratic processes required
    - Large amount of politics at the high-levels, which rubs off the wrong way on all the rest of the employees
    - No pay raises or bonuses
    - Company is going through difficult times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about department labels and organizational charts and more about employee retention and morale. Pay your top employees more if you want to keep them!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place to start NOT a place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Lots of resources to learn
    - Some good people/talents to work with ( but more and more of these people are leaving the company)

    Cons

    - Politics
    - Poor quality of management
    - Unfair performance review process
    - Culture (not what it says)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics and favoritism, stop trying to secure your job/position at expense of your people, really look out for your staff's interest.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Too Big To Fail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Once was a good place to work

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    You're next. Freshen that resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing experience as an Intern student.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at IBM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from managers and team members

    Cons

    Need to implement agile methodologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I need advice from higher management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    very much professional, and technical

    Cons

    Need to have more thoughts on employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more insight into an employee expectation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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