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IBM Toronto Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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  • Bad work life balance in the company (in 983 reviews)

  • In this competitive atmosphere, you must often work long hours (in 465 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name value in the market. Nice training program and management. And good benefits for the employees. Also good relations with other people in the company.

    Cons

    Hard work schedule include lot of travel. The good thing is we have much more resources to manage our challenges but have to learn to find the resources before get it.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to the ambitious people in the company and they will become great assets to the company.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work
    - Job Security
    - Benefits are some of the best

    Cons

    - Can sometimes get caught up on Watson and ignore the true customers pain points
    - The business gets very quarterly driven.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to employees.

  3. ".Net Application Developer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good work environment and package

    Cons

    travelling and overtime or weekend works

    Advice to Management

    flexible work environment


  4. "Great work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GBS IT Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - GBS IT Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * friendly work culture
    * high pay if you have good performance
    * flexible work hours
    * work from home
    * resourceful
    * education and training program

    Cons

    none.. can't think of anything.


  5. "IBM is a great place to work!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Global, Flexible, and Market leader. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    gotta be agile and accepts change regularly

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent


  6. "Labourer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a nice company I would love to work with

    Cons

    I don't see any problems

    Advice to Management

    They are perfect


  7. "Mananging consultant"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work at the biggest companies in Canada and a diverse set of technologies.

    Cons

    The morale is quite low.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more classroom training.

  8. "Plenty of talented people, company is bogged in bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Lots of talented people
    Plenty of opportunities in term of type of work and ease of transfer
    Reputation
    Well established and stable

    Cons

    Process, process, process. This can be a good thing, but it also slows down a lot of the initiatives and progress
    Lots of red tape, as is usual with big giants
    Not a lot of flexibility
    Work life balance suffers on occasion


  9. "Java Software Intern In Markham Location"

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    Former Intern - Java Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Java Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and good starting salaries

    Cons

    Corporate landscape is kind of bleak

    Advice to Management

    Focus on ability to pay more and give more benefits to employees.


  10. "Software Development"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, not bad salary

    Cons

    Old fashion management, innovation is not encouraged

    Advice to Management

    Need young management with fresh mind


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