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IBM Independent Contractor Reviews

Updated April 24, 2019
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  • "At times work life balance gets challenging" (in 1112 reviews)

  • "Low Salary growth in comparison" (in 537 reviews)

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  1. "The company is 5+ years into their turnaround process"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technologies and a lot of great people

    Cons

    The many levels of management and all the bureaucracy makes it difficult to get anything accomplished in a timely manner.


  2. "Hoping for the best."

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    Current Employee - Independent Contractor. in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor. in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBM had a good name years ago, one of the top innovators. If one focuses on learning there is a lot of potential to learn many aspects of the business. There is potential to excel in one's job if you keep your focus.

    Cons

    Too big so that some managers are apparently either not competent and not trained to bring out the best in themselves and others. It appears innovation is not rewarded enough. Not just technological innovation, but innovation in how to run a business in order to make the truly company indespensible because customers will always expect the best, next great thing.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and fire each other. Find work elsewhere, preferably self employment so that the bottom line has a direct relationship to your earnings.