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IBM Toronto Reviews

Updated June 24, 2018
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • "Bad work life balance in the company" (in 1011 reviews)

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

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  1. "Variety of career opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "IBM intern experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of people and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    focus on very specific area instead of a large scale

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Great Boss"

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    Current Employee - Managerial in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Managerial in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The hours are quite good, the pay excellent and the working conditions are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes the emergency hours are unruly.

  8. "Intern Support Analysts"

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    Current Intern - Watson Customer Engagement Support Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Watson Customer Engagement Support Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Good salary
    Good learning experience
    Good work environment

    Cons

    There is not much cons being an intern other than sometimes the pleasure is high

    Advice to Management

    I wish there was more career opportunity for the interns for coming back as full timers.


  9. "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


  10. "A really bad place to Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Was mislead during the interview on what I'd be doing
    Interns only do QA
    Very repetitive work


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