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Check this out: Shrunk my territory by 70% (about 6 months ago) Added some c-appy accounts to my list PIP-ed three months later Yep, this works better than RA - there is nothing I can do here. I am on my way out.
Are they worth getting at all? I kind of have a feeling this is all waste of time but wanted to see what other posters here think. I think I heard that at some level (not sure what Band) IBM requires you to have these badges in order to get promoted... read more
/ DURHAM IBM is settling out of court with a former salesman who sued the company because he wasn’t paid all the commission he said he was owed for helping assemble a $19 million software... read more
Time to look for a new job new hires! You are just fodder so that IBM can lay off older folks
Interesting read with data and studies to back-up the opinion. /
It seems to be no surprise for us older workers at IBM. Our company was bought by IBM a year ago. Only two weeks after our 1 year anniversary, 300-400 of the 1300 employees that were acquired were laid off. Amazing how so many are over 50. Many are... read more
Well, here it is folks, IBM is on the verge of losing the Walgreens contract due to mismanagement of field support staff, just a few week shy of the 1 year anniversary of the contract. IBM will be forced to "find" a replacement field service for... read more
I wish everybody would read this, especially those who consider themselves safe because of their "unique" skills (Jim part of the article.) How Baby Boomers Can Overcome Layoffs, In Light Of The IBM Age Discrimination Lawsuit... read more
I was told 100 people were RA'ed in GTS yesterday. I can confirm this was true. Sad times at IBM.
This is too important to miss, for all those who signed the arbitration clause when accepting severance. "Lawyer in IBM lawsuit: Legal recourse available to those who took severance"... read more
The people still harp get it’s a great place to work are clearly showing signs of Stockholm Syndrome. I left after 22 years on my own accord and the sense of release on the day I told my manager was enormous. It’s a perfect storm of poor executive... read more
Class-action suit filed. /
Just that we stopped receiving heat from the public on Watson a publicity disaster like this happens and if the media and the NGOs blow this out of proportion (and they will certainly try to), I think it will deliver another massive blow to IBM’s... read more
Reading on the hour cutting for contractors that begins next week, I see only that the GTS guys are writing posts and saying that they have been already told about this. Are any of the other contractors affected by this reduction?
Please note that IBM combined GTS and GBS in 1st q thus making 15k heads redundant (you would think that redundancy should have been worked off by now). ALSO note IBM laid off in 1st q across the board to head off a slow down in system z lifecycle... read more
The days of IBM being all things to everyone have been abandoned. Cloud go to market marketing strategy will allow IBM to reduce head count 50-60%. It will also allow approx 60% of the remaining heads to be offshore. You can do the math, as to where... read more
I was involved at patenting at IBM. IBM is very good at picking a focus area and then filing patents on every niche possible. Patent numbers are more important than quality ideas, and the VAST majority of their patents will never be used in any IBM... read more
Here is the situation, a golden IBM classic: we just got an update that they (VPs) have requested all contractors on our account to cut their hours starting next week. This is to last three weeks. As we have a major deployment in a week, this will... read more
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Four bullets: 1) Mgmt is working for mgmt, not shareholders... 2) Margins in all segments are falling. 3) Bureaucracy hampers growth. -- 4) Need to worry about competition from upstarts like Google... Per Mark Cuban: "IBM is no longer a tech company... read more
IBM's MO has been to have a space of a couple weeks/1.5 month separation between announcing quarterly numbers to the "Street" and next batch of layoffs. Another cruel MO of IBM's to announce the RA's the Thursday before a major US Holiday(Easter 2018... read more
I’ve heard a lot of rumors about what’s going to happen to IBM in October. So far I’ve narrowed it down to one of these 3 things: GBS & GTS merger final, GTS takes the lead and all redundant roles in GBS are laid off GBS is bought by another company... read more
I know we are seeing a lot of layoffs, but even so, we are still one of the biggest employers in the world. We might not have job security individually, but I think as companies go, we know IBM will be around for a long, long time. Many other... read more
More reasons to layoff without calling it such... /
/ FB = Youngest, HP = Oldest
Retired from IBM Canada in 2010 at 55yrs with 20 yrs service. Current manager on my last day sent an e-mail asking that I drop off my badge and laptop with a colleague at 3600 Steeles. Not a single thank you or contact from any level of management... read more
I am excited to see what I will be gifted for this great milestone /sarcasm
According to the AARP, there are signs older workers can watch out for: Older workers are being fired or offered buyouts, and younger ones are being hired.The most common term for this is "culture fit." You are reassigned to unpleasant duties. You... read more
So My Question Is How A FLM can Manage Two Different Teams? In Different Fields As She Can’t Handel One.I Feel That It’s Just Wrongdoings Bye IBm
Because of the strategy shift, GF will cut 5% of its staff as well as renegotiate its WSA and IP- related deals with AMD and IBM. So much for that 10-yr. deal for GloFo to manufacture IBM's chips. Should be plenty of legal action coming soon. . .
What's our employee number right now? Wikipedia has us at 380k, but I think we went under that number a while ago by at least 10k. Also, do we know what region has been hit the worst in the past six or seven years since the major culling has started?... read more
Anyone else hearing that capex is frozen?
Dunderheads. . . /
Not sure about all other divisions or departments, but earlier this week areas in IBM Systems just officially had freezes put on: Travel, unless client-related, Capex, and Hire tickets. One could interpret these indicators as forecasting some bad... read more