I have 2 more months and I’m gone as my current project wraps up. Came in as a CBD consultant in 2016 and got into cloud in 2019 was considered a high performer and was promoted two times. Change of direction was the only reason I got from the... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at IBM
Hold on to your hats IBMers , RA is coming.
You got the boot young and old come here. You wanna be an IBMer .Your miserable ,and would give anything to back there.The ones who complain and trash the company the most ,are the ones even feel stronger about being back there.You come here cause... — read more
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/ibm-revenue-slide-continues-in-q4-2020/ar-BB1cYyL0 And the slide continues... so are the lies from management!
Please update us on which BU/Geo you're in. I've been told there will be a Round 2 tomorrow and I suspect i'm part of it. Thanks.
When can we expect W2s?
Is this group safe in US or hit by RA last week
The timing of Lou's interview is telling. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/how-gerstner-rebuilt-ibm/vi-BB1cT1nF Louis Gerstner, The Carlyle Group senior advisor, discusses the challenges of turning around failing companies and the impact of... — read more
Are you going to "NEWCO" or experienced RA last week ?
I just got a meeting invite for Checkpoint for this week. Has anybody else gotten this invite only to find out it was to tell you that you are being let go?
There are several stand ups / meetings that I have on my calendar. Should I attend those? These aren’t about my projects, but department meetings that hardly ever added any value. Thank you so much.
How long will you live your life worrying about being layed off by IBM. Surely the associated stress and anxiety will consume you. How about taking control of your own destiny and plan your life/career instead of IBM doing it for you? Do you believe... — read more
Ginni's exit interview with Bloomberg. Very cozy with a lot of fawning, softball questions. Although a little bit of credit to the interviewer for asking about the decline of IBM under her tenure, which Ginni essentially ducks, but at least the... — read more
So IBM gets rid of as many of the people who earn the most money - which means people with the most knowledge and experience are gone. Then they supplement them through offshoring and outsourcing. With people who usually have zero experience and need... — read more
Power Systems is shrinking at double -digit rate for several years. Perhaps it would be very strange if IBM keeps pouring money into the next Power chip. What do you think would happen to Power Systems and its staff ? Would some player like SAP... — read more
According to the oracle otherwise known as this "anonymous" public website, last Thursday was supposed to be "the big one", remember?! A "bloodbath", will be on the evening news, etc. Then some people say they can "confirm" a new future date, or even... — read more
In our highly competitive marketplace, IBM must maintain the flexibility and the skill base to meet the demands of clients operating under extremely challenging business conditions. While we always consider the current environment, IBM is now taking... — read more
I can’t state EU or Dept. I haven’t been able to look at package in detail. I am with a group who are all top performers; feels like I didn’t stand a chance. Had great customer feedback, and met all goals with the exception of maybe didn’t embrace... — read more
Does anyone know if the Health Savings Account balance is ours in case of termination? There is a component contributed by the company, which for 2021 was just deposited. Also, is that the case if we decide to leave the company, versus being let go?... — read more
https://www.facebook.com/groups/watchingIBM/permalink/3734210866601238/ This leaves me speechless
Has there been any RAs in GBS? Is GBS next on the block? if so what practices?
We have seen several comments about Systems BU reorganization at the end of the month with layoffs included. Based on how fast Arvin wants to realign IBM and how it appears to be going in stages that would make sense that it would be next; however... — read more
I got cut way back in fall 2019 and didn't receive any more compensation other than my last check plus separation at termination time. Surprisingly, I got a W-2 this morning in the mail from IBM for $100 wages paid in 2020. I have no idea what... — read more
Clap clap IBM, for non-transparency about layoffs, which are not written about in the media at all, but this will not negate the fact that the brand is rolling in the mud. I wonder if anyone in this round of dismissal was offered a voluntary... — read more
Those of us who survived this round will be expected to pick up the work of the people from our groups who were shown the door. No extra compensation will be offered, of course. And those who refuse or complain will soon find themselves without a job... — read more
Older folks are not the only ones who were RA'd yesterday. I'm 33 and I've been let go just a little over a year since I was hired. I left a good job to transfer here because I considered working at IBM to be an amazing opportunity. And now I'm... — read more
Any estimate on total #RAs in usa?
Have to love it when an unexpected meeting invite from your manager is waiting for you in your email! Targeted? Who knows. Though I can't wait to see how they move forward in my team. We are struggling to get our work done as it is.