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IBM Toronto Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Generally a good experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great mentorship opportunities, there's a lot of different people with different skill sets so it's easy to dive deep and get advice on that specific thing

    Cons

    Because IBM is such a large company, tasks can feel kind of menial at an intern level


  2. "OK Transition Experience"

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    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of resources, good people

    Cons

    Tough to overstate the bureaucracy. As part of an acquired company you get thrown into the machine, where there is a big push for ELAs the first year and then you're left to die on the vine.

  3. "Review#1"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for interesting work.

    Cons

    Unnecessary approvals and cumbersome processes are frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Push accountability to the managers on the front line and get rid of the ridiculous 5-10 levels of approval in the "delegation letter"...crazy. None of these people are actually accountable and they add little value to the risk review so what is the point of having them approve anything. Make APs and LAPs ACCOUNTABLE for delivery and results, get rid of all these approvals.


  4. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good employees, Good management, great values

    Cons

    Slow growth, low payscale growth

    Advice to Management

    Pass benefits to employees


  5. "Variety of career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IBM has a global commitment to ensuring employees can achieve their full potential. I have been given the opportunity to move into different roles during my career and feel supported to move into areas of the business that interest me. I value IBM's technology leadership and its commitment to equality around the world.

    Cons

    A large organization can be overwhelming for some, but working in small teams ensures that you can make an impact and connect with others.


  6. "Delivery Project Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent support from IBM technical and management personnel in achieving personal work requirements, goals & objectives, and adhering to Corporate processes.

    Cons

    Complex matrix personnel support organization, and complex processes to learn and adhere to.


  7. "IBM has a lot to offer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    Like all large organizations it takes a long time for change to occur.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees get the basics of their roles down before pushing special projects.

  8. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Intern - Data Sc in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Data Sc in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities and innovation going on

    Cons

    Bad Management and very less guidance


  9. "Advisory technical professional"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Technical Services Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Advisory Technical Services Professional in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work remote, flexible hour, flexible location

    Cons

    no bonus, no increase, no development


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Know what you sign up for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great lower level management
    Great peer employees

    Cons

    Very hard to make a career, especially new grads
    On the executive level it is only about the money. No interest in the well-being of employees anymore

    Advice to Management

    Get back to listening to your employees and get back the fun in working for IBM


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