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Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Turning a corner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment is collegial, and leadership is typically quite accessible. The company is also turning a corner now with a renewed focus on talent.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. One feels like a tiny cog in a giant machine, reduced to one number: Billable utilization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent, develop deep skills in selected domain and cut the red tape.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers make you feel part of the family, still a competitive company with a solid direction and work ethics

    Cons

    Shrinking, valuing financials over people and technology


  3. "It all depends on your manager."

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    Current Employee - Advanced Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get a good manager, they'll take care of you, and you'll likely to enjoy your work.

    Cons

    ... but if you don't, you'll end up with small pay increases and a stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Perform regular skip-level meetings.


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  5. "Good Projects + Good Team=Great Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get on a good project with a good team and working at IBM is a dream job.

    Cons

    Bad projects and bad teams


  6. "Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with great benefits. Employees are well taken care of.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for Promotions or moving areas.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger communication as well as more opportunity to move positions as well as constant performance evaluation


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    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    take advantage of education
    money, benefits are good

    Cons

    beware of layoffs and resource actioned
    company doesn't perform in market segment, your job may be in jeopardy
    gone is the way of employee recognition,

    Advice to Management

    get rid of middle management, IBM: idiots become managers


  8. "Global Services"

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    Former Employee - Develop Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Develop Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    very stable products and right strategy. Good benefits

    Cons

    less flexibility and too match burocracy


  9. "IBM Proposal Manager - Infrastructure"

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    Former Contractor - Proposal Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Proposal Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job provides exposure to a wide variety of infrastructure equipment and configurations. Working with an Architect gives good background on the jobs you are working on.

    Cons

    Workload up and down so it is hard to schedule time off. However other team members are always ready to back you up.


  10. "excellent company"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    unlimited access to online training , you decide your career path and goals

    Cons

    too many internal processes, performance reviews


  11. Helpful (1)

    "a short title"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Right now I am at a loss to think about any pros.

    Cons

    Employee morale in my department is at an all time low.


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