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"Rated as one of the top 100 Canadian employers until 2006. Off the list since 2007. Coincidence? I think not."

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Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very competitive salary in the Toronto / Ontario region
Flexible work arrangements - flex hours, working at home
IBM still viewed highly in the industry - looks good on the resume

Cons

Layers of management and bureaucracy to wade through, wasting your time from doing your actual work
Little to no organic innovation
Rewards those who play the political game and position themselves well, rather than those who consistently output quality work
50-55 hour weeks are the norm, with 60-65 crunch weeks often enforced, for weeks and months at a time

Advice to Management

Enable and empower your employees to make decisions, take calculated risks, and innovate. Micromanaging them to the tiniest detail wastes everyone's time and doesn't utilize people's skills to the fullest.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. "Good place to build resume"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Representative
    Former Employee - Client Representative
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition and many career options

    Cons

    Quota set too high so you made very little commission, even though you're growing the business. The Comp plans were good for a couple of years, 1999, 2000, then after that they were overly complicated and paid out too little.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive comp plans


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to startup pure new career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and life balance; Good management communication

    Cons

    Bad salary increase; No differentiation between average employees

    Advice to Management

    Differentiate employee according to their performance

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