Seems the only one safe from RA is the headsman. . . /
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/ IS Delivery gets the memo now too, 1,000+ heads at risk – sources It wasn't only staff in IBM's Technical Services Support (TSS) unit that this week received the memo urging... read more
/ They must not have counted contractors let go IBM Trump administration contracts: $1.55 billion Outsourced... read more
Surely this must be a satirical piece. / "Tech behemoths International Business Machines Corp., Microsoft Corp. MSFT and Cisco Systems Inc. and... read more
"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
"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
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
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
/ BM's Technology Support Services (TSS) teamsters in the Global Technology Services (GTS) UK division are braced for further job cuts as they enter yet another redundancy... read more
Another black mark for Big Bleu. /
/ Exclusive With the wider ambition to base eight in 10 services personnel to lower-cost wage locations, IBM has commenced the latest job-cutting process in the UK and Ireland. Big Blue... read more
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?
"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
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
C'mon Ginni, follow Meg's example, you can do it! /
Yet, another job that IBM grossly overcharged for and totally f*cked-up! Good job, Ginni! / . . . But instead of saving money, fixing the pay... read more
Hmmmmm. . .so IBM choosing to highlight the plight of 30 illegals rather than the woeful and miserable plights they've perpetrated over the decades upon the thousands of loyal American citizen IBM'ers that they've callously RA'd is not surprising... read more
And the financial engineering juggernaut rolls on. . . /
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
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
Today is my last day at IBM due to an RA .. 10 + years and I am glad to be rid of the stress and unethical behavior I have witnessed first hand .. How good is IBM about sending you your last paycheck and severance ? I signed my separation agreement... read more
It surely feels like this. The C-Level brigade knows how to divest, and that's pretty much it.
Nov 10th no notice given, at least IBM waited till the end of the day to let them know.
"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
"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? /
Some progress being made. /
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
I'm sure Ginni has offered some sort of package deal that includes a number of employees to be included with the buildings. . . /
Ginni's not going to like this. . . /
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
"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
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.
/ 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
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.
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
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?
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