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IBM Toronto Reviews

Updated February 26, 2019
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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  • "Work life balance especially to new mothers" (in 1085 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Partner Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Greatest company to work for

    Cons

    Big giant of a company needs to be more flexible

    Advice to Management

    Advance your workers


  2. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working remotely , work life balance

    Cons

    Constant re org changes and re structuring

  3. "IT Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working culture & colleague

    Cons

    Management need to be Improved


  4. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at IBM full-time

    Pros

    IBM is committed to client success with consistent and stable work environment. An innovative company who are champions of open source.

    Cons

    As a large company, you’d expect ana abundance of opportunity and movement. If you’re good at what you do, there is little chance opportunities to grow in a role that may move you on won’t naturally come your way.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in yourself. Seek opportunities for growth. Communicate your goals and plans. Without communicating, no one will know and therefore not think to share when an opportunity arises.


  5. "Great place if you find the right team"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Good culture. Good pay.

    Cons

    Lack of skilled (or even competent) frontend developers when compared to the competition means implementation suffers. Some exceptions apply, but company wide, IBM still really struggles with this.


  6. "Software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, globalization, diversity

    Cons

    too many rules and regulations that need follow


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management at low levels
    Lots of freedom to work
    Working from home

    Cons

    Senior Executives not living in reality
    Senior management out of touch with products and customer expectations

  8. "Great Learning Opportunity"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good support from managers, they have a great open-door policy, and are happy to answer any questions about work or personal development
    - Overall there's a very supportive culture here across different departments
    - Wide range of learning resources
    - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - Lack of young culture, difficult to connect the cool things IBM does across various departments
    - Difficult to be hired back full-time


  9. "Software Developer"

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    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment as team is very helpful

    Cons

    Couldn't find anything as I have joined recently


  10. "Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working remotely is biggest advantage depending on project/client

    Cons

    Resource management since teams can be all over remote locations


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