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The 3 Biggest Mistakes Warren Buffett Made With IBM

Back in 2011, IBM guided for EPS of $20 a share by 2015, up from $11.52 in 2010. However, that goal soon became more of an albatross than a guiding light. The promise was made by Palmisano, but was tasked to Rometty, who was named CEO in 2011. During... read more
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Layoffs Today...

Layoffs have started. People are being given one month's severance and their last day will be the 28th. They sent out an email about two months ago encouraging people to find other jobs. They are counting the email date as the beginning of a 90 days... read more
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Protest fast start Vegas

Every one should go to Vegas and protest Ibm at fast start big time casinos do not like bad company like IBM so if you want a class action lawsuit then the best way is to go to Las Vegas and protest IBM. Let it begin come Monday morning
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IBM lawsuit casts diversity in starkly competitive terms

IBM's stance puts it at odds with trends in the tech industry and broader corporate world toward sharing diversity success stories and best practices, instead seeming to view diversity as a zero-sum game. The lawsuit is unusual because IBM is arguing... read more
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Laid off today (I refuse the RA term)

My last day is 3/1 and will have a 30 day severance payments. COBRA standard, benefits for three months. They help the transition with a $2.5K edu payment (oh well, let me learn something). The call was under 5 minutes. Cold. Detached. After 21 years... read more
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Wife was laid off today - 15+ years of service

She was bleeding blue, believed the brand, believed in GR. I'd complain (I work for HPE) about both HEP and IBM, she'd always protect IBM - today, her eyes opened up. I hope you see what's going on as well. Be careful, plan your career, hedge your... read more
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IBM Concur

I came here to say F--- IBM CONCUR - seriously. I have no other avenue where I can express my utter anger - so, here it goes F--- IBM CONCUR!!! And f--- that "In progress-editing reservation" f---ing message that's stuck on my screen... read more
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IBM partners Govt to roll out re-skilling programme

“We are certainly the world leader in Artificial Intelligence but I believe Augmented Intelligence is the future,” Rometty said, adding that 100 per cent of the current jobs will change and hence there is an immediate need of re-skilling required... read more
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IBM is placing a ‘big bet’ on India, says CEO

So in case anyone was wondering what Ginni's doing while this RA is hitting the U.S., she's over in India schmoozing with Modi & other India I/T leaders touting the ‘big bet’ that IBM's making on India. Gee, I wonder what the main component of that... read more
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I just heard RA

Well I over heard a first line manager saying Monday RA
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IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft

Folks at the top jumping ship even at the risk of getting sued for allegedly violating their NDA! And she's the former HR VP and Chief Diversity Officer at IBM to boot, running away from the burning, crumbling ruins right before another RA has just... read more
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2018, the year of Reorgs, Layoffs and Taxes

Do the leaked possible reorganization and potential layoffs of much IBM staff and layoffs figure into IBM's projection of flat earnings per share for 2018? Not something they will advertise in advance on their earnings call. However, severance costs... read more
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IBM W2 - Download Link

I left in 2015, would someone be able to tell me if a link for downloading IBM W2 is available for non-employees. If yes, please post the link here or let me know who to call to request it.
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When does IBM usually send out W2s for folks who are not with IBM. I'd like to see if I can get a paper copy of my W2 form for the last year...
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Just got RA'd

Knew it was coming, now it's official. Got great work reviews, created a product that was lucrative.. didn't matter. brutal.
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Tech Giants Are in No Rush to Spend Overseas Cash

Martin Schroeter, vice president at International Business Machines Corp., said the company is “absolutely delighted” about the tax law—then cautioned it wouldn’t result in any immediate changes to spending. IBM, PayPal and Intel declined to comment... read more
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Glassdoor Reviews

I just looked at IBM reviews on Glassdoor. I want to work at the make believe IBM those people are hallucinating about, not the real one I have to look at every day.
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FastStart and RAs

The theory has been that RAs would happen before folks are approved to book travel for FastStart training in Vegas next week. We were told travel approvals would be sent this week, so I figured the stuff would hit the fan in conjunction with that... read more
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Layoffs after IBM THINK conference

Select layoffs (as in the past to stay under the media notice wire) likely to occur just after IBM THINK conference. Just wanted to agree with whomever posted this. I highly doubt there will be these huge layoffs mentioned in a few posts, but this... read more
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Just when you thought IBM couldn't sink lower.

This one's beautiful.... offer voluntary redundancies (at statutory minimum payout of course) then at the 11th hour, retract the offer. Hey presto, most employees concerned find employment elsewhere and IBM save a bundle on redundancy pay. I wonder... read more
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Anti-China bill being softened after U.S. companies complain

“Certain American companies need to decide whose national security they really care about: America’s or China‘s?” Pittenger said. CFIUS has become more cautious since Trump was inaugurated a year ago amid growing political and economic tensions... read more
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IBM Tax breaks for Employees?

I looked in vain for IBM on this list. I knew it was in vain, but there's always blind hope. h++ps:/ I'm sure any tax windfalls IBM sees will line more pockets of the execs who are destroying the company.
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Right-sizing Happening Now

An exec just said blatantly in a pretty large all-hands call (sales/tech sales) that there is currently a right-sizing exercise going on in IBM and it will affect everyone (all orgs). No other details given, other than it will be discussed in each... read more
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IBMPolicy () | Twitter

Lots of tweets focusing on Ginni at Davos and about the imperiled Dreamers. I wonder how many tweets there'll be about all the loyal, hard-working, American citizen IBMers that are getting canned, lives destroyed, when the next RA strikes?... read more
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Fast start really what a joke

Ok so I just started my training for fast start but just got a cheet sheet for a manager there passing it around so not to worry just ask you can go party in Vegas
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Job cuts at IBM Canada

Job cuts and re-organization happening today at IBM Canada (Cloud Managers were only informed yesterday later afternoon if they were still employed. And today is when they have to decide who is on their smaller team and who is not.
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10,000 to be laid off in 2018 (in GTS)

The "do not distribute" slide that is floating around has been published by The Register: / On the left-hand side are the current positions of the employees, referred to as "sources of... read more
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When are layoffs supposed to start?

Was just wondering when these 10,000 cuts are going to start taking place? I've seen the number circulated all around, but no date attached to it (might have missed it, but I don't think so.) And is this truly going to be limited to GTS, or should... read more
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