Thread regarding IBM layoffs

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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"Time to clean house in the useless all female marketing department." - the all of 3 people - are you serious? IBM's problems go much deeper than marketing. At this point they need to clean house at the board level....

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Time to clean house in the useless all female marketing department.

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I'm a 27 yr employee who cannot quit as i would forfeit too much severance. I'm in Security which is a growth sector unfortunately. I'm dying to get a package!!!! Any hope for me??? Or ways i can make this happen? Th

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Can anyone say what the package looks like? Same 3 months zombie time and one month severance?

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How can IBM say Analytics and Cloud are their future strategies when they are in constant turmoil? The only reason to divide them into smaller parts would be to sell the parts.

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I believe that affected areas is the Cloud (cloud and analytics) the Software architects, the pre-sales technical teams, the IT architects. Plus they killed the role of ACA. On the sales side, there is no longer Analytics Portfolio roles, they will be divided into 3 pillars (Infosphere, BI and data). And ECM is being moved over to the cloud side with old WebSphere products.

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What areas?

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I think the OP meant that the 'surviving' managers get to decide who is on their teams. The first line managers are being consolidated, so half are RA'd and the other half get to double up, but they will also be deciding as part of that who to cut. I know there are management meetings on this today and this might happen on Weds next week in the US and other geos.

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If management was notified yesterday that they were being RAd, then decision of who else is selected has already been in place for several months...

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