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IBM Toronto Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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  • "At times difficult work life balance" (in 1011 reviews)

  • "Long Hours suck sometimes but not too bad" (in 474 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment and great senior management

    Cons

    Can be very demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep organic growth going!


  2. "Software Developer Intern at IBM"

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    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to see aspects of large scale software engineering.
    Interns get paid for overtime
    Opportunities to work on exciting projects

    Cons

    Some coworkers are not helping and are responding to requests/tasks very slowly.
    Too much processes before you can actually start working on code.

  3. "Reasonably good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours.
    Decent benefits.
    Lots of hackathons/social events.
    Free library of all the latest technology books.

    Cons

    Below average pay.
    Management is not always great at caring for peoples careers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development


  4. "Dispatcher"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company with the best employees supporting management

    Cons

    Nothing to improved as it is good work atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Please hire back ex employees soon


  5. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented, great management. Offer career advice. accomodating

    Cons

    as a consultant moving around too frequently can be frustrating


  6. "Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structure and benefit of working in world class company

    Cons

    Lack of potential for growth

    Advice to Management

    Too big to fail


  7. "Living the Dream at IBM"

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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 opportunity to grow ..... both in breadth and depth
    Dynamic environment, Fast paced

    Cons

    Large corporation that is open to change but due to size sometimes change is slow in execution.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on competitive compensation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Come to IBM to change the world!"

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

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

    Pros

    IBM is an exciting place these days as it transforms in many ways to address market challenges. From cloud computing, to AI, to quantum computing or blockchain, there is no technology that you can't touch and make an impact on. The people come from all backgrounds and experiences, with IBM embracing diversity. You can always reach out to people for help and guidance and at the same time senior people have an opportunity to mentor others. I've worked here for 5 years and have seen the transformation from a traditional IT company to an exciting place for innovation and collaboration. Its definitely one of the few companies that can have a impact on society and the world.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, you have to be patient with some of the bureaucracy. Being a global company there are rules and regulations it has to conform to, which can seem to slow down some initiatives. But management seems committed to streamlining things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on reducing the friction between IBM processes that slow down delivering things that clients value. Encourage more collaboration across different units so we act as one IBM.


  9. "IBM Canada review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Breadth of opportunity to work with different technologies and client industries.

    Cons

    There can be quite a lot of bureaucratic overhead


  10. "IoT & AI Intern"

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

    I worked at IBM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to try out a lot of new technologies, a lot of interesting technologies to use

    Cons

    All the full times are always too busy and didn't really have time to assign you work, you kinda have to chase after them


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