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Updated February 21, 2018
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. "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.


  2. "Only IBM can offer an end-to-end solution"

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner, GBS in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Partner, GBS in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing prevents you from being successful, go out there meet people and you will find incredible talent and mentors! Only IBM can put together a solution which includes hardware, software, consulting (build) and consulting (run) services. A truly global company.

    Cons

    Long ramp up time, learn process, be efficient

    Advice to Management

    Focus on helping employees to become more productive (faster)
    Teach sellers how to sell across multiple units

  3. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Surrounded with brilliant minds, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  4. "Satisfactory"

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

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

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to grow as a developer
    - Work with the latest technologies and development methodologiest

    Cons

    - salary is average for a huge company
    - poor/expensive cafeteria food

    Advice to Management

    make employee work life more enjoyable with events, free lunches, etc.


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    "Great company to work for"

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    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.


  6. "Job environment"

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    Current Contractor - Strategic Buyer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Strategic Buyer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IBM as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company to work for, work - life balance

    Cons

    too many changes , a lot of workload

    Advice to Management

    be more relax and don't do micro managing


  7. "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.

  8. "Senior IT Consultant"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company to start your career, a lots of opportunities especially in Consulting. Not a lots of travels. Good compensation.

    Cons

    IBM is a very big company, you can easily feel isolated. Most of consultants don't know much about IBM. The leadership team should work on a better strategy to onboard people.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team should work on a better strategy to onboard people. There is no retention strategy. Valuable people are leaving with no exit interviews.


  9. "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


  10. "Software Developer Inter"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Hands-on experience gives you an edge when returning to school. They treat you like a team member instead of an employee.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours sometimes


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