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Taking a sledgehammer to the IBM service model

"McDonald began the journey in Austin at IBM’s design centre. He said that he: ' hired a team of design experts from Phil Gilberts organisation and asked that they only be people who are Gen X or Millenials because I wanted to design it for the... read more
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Don’t Believe in Overvalued IBM Stock’s Transformation

"If you put money into stock of IBM (NYSE:IBM) five years ago, you’re down about 20%. But you have gotten about half that back in dividends. Unless you think of IBM stock as a bond, whose principal declines as interest is paid out, that’s not a good... read more
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The open door process

The open door process is a complete joke. Don't waste your time. I went through it and I had a slam-dunk case against a superior (executive) that threatened me (voice and via email) career-wise if I didn't lie about something and then actually... read more
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Countdown until IBM employees.....

Figure out we're in a recession. How many thousands have to lose their jobs before it dawns on you that all is not well in La-la-land? "But the stock market is at all time highs and the talking head on my TV set said the economy is doing awesome!"... read more
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Appealing Separation at IBM

I was recently terminated by IBM after a report was filed that led to my separation immediately from the company. Does anyone know if there's a reliable appeals process or anything at all I could do to help save my job?
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Amid shortage, firms train own workers

"Last month, IBM enrolled its first U.S.-based group of seven apprentices working at the company's sprawling North Carolina campus. All will spend a year learning software engineering, including working in teams on actual tasks IBM needs to be... read more
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Incoming voluntary departures

One thing I do expect regarding the Dec 15 401k matching date is that soon after we'll see a lot of employee departures. Almost everyone I talk to is sick of the stress and has been looking around. A few have just recently left, 401k match be damned... read more
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IBM another Buffalo Billion letdown

Perhaps IBM should change their business model to just fleecing state and local governments out of incentive monies. / . . . The contracted help desk employees still count... read more
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Warren Buffett Trashes IBM Again

Dump it! / "IBM has started to look like the next General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). It is bloated with too many divisions that underperform, and a long-time CEO in Ginni... read more
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Sell Everything, Keep the Mainframe

It surely feels like this. The C-Level brigade knows how to divest, and that's pretty much it.
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More contractors cut.

Nov 10th no notice given, at least IBM waited till the end of the day to let them know.
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IBM offloads Notes and Domino to India's HCL Technologies

"IBM has struck a 'strategic partnership' with HCL Technologies that will see the latter firm take over development of its Notes, Domino, Sametime and Verse collaboration tools. IBM and India's HCL have done this before: Big Blue sent Rational and... read more
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Get Ready for the New Disrupters

"As Iwata summarized their view: 'Culture is the No. 1 impediment … " : And just where, pray tell, does the responsibility for creating and fostering that culture start? /
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Canadian Layoffs Going as Planned.

IBM Canada continues to target employees with actions ranging from new co-location demands to management 'encouraging' workers to leave on their own volition. At the heart of their problem are Canadian labor laws that require IBM to pay roughly one... read more
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Geographically Undesirable

Some IBM Executive Assistants are being flagged as “Geographically Undesirable” – options offered include moving to a “Desirable” city or joining ManPower as a non-exempt employee and work for ~$30/hour. Not sure if anyone is surprised here but a... read more
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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Still Flawed

"My other problem involves its financial management. IBM is more interested in extracting profit, and maintaining its dividend, than in growing. It has been shrinking ever since Virginia Rometty became CEO in 2012. This was once a $100 billion sales... read more
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Philadelphia office to close? RA to follow???

It’s my understanding that the lease is up on 11/30 – this is for the office on 17th/Market – I am hearing that it’ll be closed after the lease is up.
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Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think

/ 2017 employee survey asks workers to describe IBM in three words Business Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think 2017 employee survey asks workers to describe IBM in... read more
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If you got the letter on Friday then be ready

So if you got the letter on Friday from HR. Then let me tell you your manager will lie about it to you just understand that IBM is making changes and all will become on the list. Deployment software sales is first to go.
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Holding vacation pay

Times must really be bad there. I quit IBM a month ago and still waiting on my payment of unused vacation. I call the employee service center but they can't help. They claim it needs to be addressed my management. First and second line management not... read more
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New RA Package?

I'm hearing rumors that IBM has now reduced the RA package to just two weeks notice and 30 days severance for everyone, not just those on a PIP. Has anyone else heard this?
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Secular Stagnation (Or Corporate Suicide?)

Lengthy but fascinating read. Some pertinent excerpts pertaining to IBM are below the link. / "Later in this paper we show that the more the company spends on buybacks... read more
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