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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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11 Ratings
  1. "Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Best work life balance and flexible

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in this city

    IBM2017-11-02
  2. "Struggle between the old and the new"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Work from home International collaboration Technical brain power

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy still Too many older senior managers locked in the comand-and-control management style Inflexible to needs of generation Y - rigid ways of working except in innovation garages

    IBM2019-03-27
  3. "Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunity to work on new technologies, Wok/life balance

    Cons

    Small development lab presence in Canada West Coast, Too big to navigate for information

    Advice to Management

    None

    IBM2018-12-11
  4. "Change Manager"

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    Former Employee - Change Manager in North Vancouver, BC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Work at home. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    24/7 oncall. Job outsourced out of country

    IBM2018-10-29
  5. "Great company trying to stay relevant in the carzy technology ecosystem"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people, products and services Leading edge in many areas

    Cons

    Aggressive resource actions (hirings and lay offs) as the company continues to change its workforce to stay competitive - not necessarily a bad thing Be part of IBM's core businesses if you are wanting a long term career Big push for youthful vigor

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight

    IBM2018-08-01
  6. "ITIL Service Availability Manager"

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    Former Employee - ITIL Service Availability Manager in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance and lots of self- training

    Cons

    Management could be better and crowded environment

    IBM2017-12-04
  7. "Field Operations / Facility Management"

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    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Supportive staff, excellent training, work/life balance can work from home

    Cons

    Lots of Management changes - in 7 years I had 5 different managers to report to

    Advice to Management

    none - all the managers I worked with were very supportive

    IBM2017-08-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    Good place to learn. Able to work on many different projects and work with many different specialists. Individuals are very fine people and highly skilled engineers at IBM. On projects they bring very valuable skills to the table and are very professional at their jobs.

    Cons

    The culture at IBM Canada has deteriorated to the point that there is no loyalty left in the company either from the employees to the company or from the company to the employees. Everyone is just looking out for themselves now. Just waiting for a buyout package or retirement. Everyone's position is being earmarked for outsourcing and this is leading to a loss of the best minds in North America and along with some...

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    Advice to Management

    The culture and the mindset of the company needs to change. The emphasis on the bottom line will only sustain the company for so long. At some point the lack of quality service will catch up and bite you in the rear end.

    IBM2016-11-22
  9. "IBM"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people and training and benefits

    Cons

    Not the highest payers around

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    IBM2016-10-25
  10. Helpful (5)

    "High Stress Job with no future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The work from home benefit was one of the best benefits IBM had. Sadly that is now gone as they move to the new co-location strategy and further offshore worker strategies. Reasonably Good Pay & Benefits Some Great People left in the company well recognized brand - good for the CV

    Cons

    High Stress Extreme hours are expected with no compensation, or time off in lieu, overtime etc.., often for weeks or months on end Top heavy - too many mangers with diverse opinions and directions and fewer and fewer technical staff to actually do the work outdated technology and processes, that slow down the work rather then enable it no real advancement options or career path. IBM wants young workers / offshore...

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    Advice to Management

    Streamline Management! Streamline processes and use standard s/w not homegrown "one size fits no one databases" invest in your people - enable them to succeed not bog them down with useless processes value knowledge and experience. The "cheap resource" doesn't get the job done.

    IBM2016-10-28
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