There are newer employer reviews for IBM

6 people found this helpful  

Rated as one of the top 100 Canadian employers until 2006. Off the list since 2007. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at IBM

Pros

Very competitive salary in the Toronto / Ontario region
Flexible work arrangements - flex hours, working at home
IBM still viewed highly in the industry - looks good on the resume

Cons

Layers of management and bureaucracy to wade through, wasting your time from doing your actual work
Little to no organic innovation
Rewards those who play the political game and position themselves well, rather than those who consistently output quality work
50-55 hour weeks are the norm, with 60-65 crunch weeks often enforced, for weeks and months at a time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Enable and empower your employees to make decisions, take calculated risks, and innovate. Micromanaging them to the tiniest detail wastes everyone's time and doesn't utilize people's skills to the fullest.

Disapproves of CEO

11915 Other Employee Reviews for IBM (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    IBM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at IBM

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for self development, career development. Many great education courses can be completed when required.
     Flexible schedule is often available. Lots of work can be done from home.

    Cons

    Lower average salary comparing to other similar companies. A lot of politics involved in any change even within a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people more based on their real contribution and not on the fact that they belong to minority or majority group. Right now it seems that people from minority groups get lots of advantage over the majority group. They rarely get fired even if they do not provide any real contribution.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here and if you're here now, leave asap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Awful Environment in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Awful Environment in Boulder, CO (US)

    I worked at IBM

    Pros

    There really are none, unless you can't find a job anywhere else, in which case, they'll hire you and probably keep you as long as you kiss-up to the right people.

    Cons

    Wow, where do I begin? Bumbling, disrespectful managers, horrible hours, no chance for advancement, flat wages that actually result in pay cuts over years since they don't keep up with inflation, threats that you'll lose your job at the drop of a hat...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within people that actually deserve it, not just people who will go along with anything you say and suck-up to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for IBM

Work at IBM? Share Your Experiences

IBM

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.