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IBM Markham Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1071 reviews)

  • "Low salary increments since last 2 years" (in 510 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, chill environment, no stress

    Cons

    Panic during release, slow paced, no innovation


  2. "IBM - Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new things for students and new grads
    Exposure to the software culture like never before

    Cons

    Can get stuck doing the same thing
    I've seen people struggle with work/life balance even though I've never experienced this myself

  3. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great working Environment
    - Decent Pay

    Cons

    - Sometimes not intellectually stimulating work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company in general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on which team you work for you will get different feedback. In my case, my team has a flexible schedule, is dynamic/agile, and has good people (with exceptions). The type of work is deteriorating though.

    Cons

    Bad people drive good people out of the company. Apparently, management is not realizing this as I see many good people leaving, and bad ones staying (I'm in transition as I do consider myself a good one!)

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "People don't know how to code"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, pay is okay, not amazing but okay. Brand new macbook pro, free gym, nice building and location.

    Cons

    IBM goes very very slow, many full time employees here don't know how to code but still work here. They have little knowledge about what they are doing. Many of the full time employees perform worse than interns. Many good people leave for Amazon or Google. Don't come here if you want a great career path.

    Advice to Management

    please hire good people


  6. "Okay, depending on department"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Lots of intern activities, great community

    Cons

    - Many interns are hired to do busy work, low-skill chores
    - Depressing culture, a lot of negativity


  7. "Working at IBM is ok. It’s a good company to have on your resume."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Can learn a lot from some senior developers.

    Cons

    Sometimes teams don’t use the latest technologies. Career development and promotions are slow and can take 5+ years.

  8. "Glad I don't work there anymore"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They paid fairly in the market.

    Cons

    Felt like a number, not an employee


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, great work-life balance. Had the best training and a great experience, built the best memories of my life!

    Cons

    - downturns, layoffs and poor management at the higher level

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing money away on employees unnecessary travels


  10. "Remote IT Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits for employees.

    Cons

    *Very large company, no value to employee career growth.


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