I had a little more expectations from this company and I thought I would fit in faster, but it doesn't seem to be so easy at IBM. I face situations where some information is not shared with me, and it should be. I may be exaggerating, but I have a... — read more
For those of us who are in the age bracket that we all know is always the target of layoffs, is there even a point in going the extra mile in an attempt to make ourselves indispensable? Should I even bother? I saw people who I thought were essential... — read more
My product has been divested but a group of employees were not included in the sale. HR has said they expect 100% redeployment within IBM, but that effected employees have to find their own job. What happens after the sale if I haven't found a job?... — read more
With Covid cases rising again will IBMers still return to the work place this year?
I know this has nothing to do with IBM, but I found it interesting and thought others might also find it interesting based on some of the stuff going on at IBM.. An object lesson in financial mismanagement and miscalculation from the fallen Toys... — read more
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) will increase its dividend on the 10th of September to US$1.64. This will take the annual payment to 4.6% of the stock price, which is above what most companies in the industry... — read more
Another sad metaphor for the current state of IBM: https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2021/07/29/ibm-country-club-new-lifebroome-county-finds-developer/5415381001/
I’ll bet the person responsible for the email fiasco, whomever didn’t properly load test the servers doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist. Probably keeps their job. This will tell you a lot about IBM and the club culture. I’m referring to a post... — read more
Currently, most of the tech companies are paying 120000$ a year on avg to early developers. I would appreciate if anyone still around from late 80s or early 90s comment on what where there joining salaries at IBM at that time when IBM was behemoth... — read more
I believe it all depends on their ELT - when it's completely formed - and whether they'll continue to follow the IBM way or try to change things up and hopefully make better decisions. Frankly, I wish I was a part of it. I'm thinking that it can... — read more
Kyndryl announces their new CFO He is very experienced with spinoff’s and efficiency https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kyndryl-names-david-wyshner-chief-210000797.html
Hello Everyone, I'm part of GTS US (east coast) and have signed the Kyndryl's offer letter. I recently received a Kyndryl Confidentiality Agreement and Excluded Development form. I'm trying hard to understand the terms and conditions but its so... — read more
(Links are all behind a paywall, but the headlines say it all). Apple Profit Sets Record on Strong iPhone Sales -- https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-aapl-3q-earnings-report-2021-11627347443 Google Revenue Surges --... — read more
Just announced - Microsoft FY21 Q4 Earnings: Revenue: $46.2 billion ⬆️ 21% Operating income: $19.1 billion ⬆️ 42% Net Income: $16.5 billion ⬆️ 47% EPS: $2.17 ⬆ 49% Strong finish to fiscal 2021: ✅ $168.1 billion in annual revenue ✅ $69.9... — read more
Why are some people dissatisfied even when they are promoted at IBM, that is, do they seem to become even more dissatisfied after being promoted? I’m starting to wonder if it’s worth striving for promotion here at all. My former colleague left just a... — read more
There's been a "Why do you stay at IBM?" thread posted at this site. Here are my primary reasons for leaving: Toxic and controlling culture The steady drumbeat of constant "Resource Actions" (Layoffs) Treating employees as a fungible and... — read more
I have written a response to Forbes' 2020 World's Best Employers List that ranked IBM as #3. It is a long read . . . no apologies for that. https://www.fordiscerningreaders.com/challenging-forbes-worlds-best-employer-ibm-brand.html The summation of... — read more
Long weekend read. And to answer the question from the title: no. https://www.itpro.co.uk/cloud/hybrid-cloud/359528/can-ibm-buy-its-way-to-cloud-success
Just curious. For me, it’s because I need a year or two more experience before the better tech companies will give me a chance.
This article compares new IBM to the legacy portions of IBM, and concludes IBM is not generating enough business opportunities out of old IBM. He zero’s in on IBM’s problem children (Systems, TPP, and legacy GTS growth) It sure looks like IBM... — read more
System/360 Announcement A new generation of electronic computing equipment was introduced today by International Business Machines Corporation. IBM Board Chairman Thomas J. Watson Jr. called the event the most important product announcement in the... — read more
https://research.ibm.com/blog/codenet-ai-for-code Project CodeNet is a large dataset aimed at teaching AI to code.
When I was growing up, my mother was at IBM designing software for the space shuttle, and the street next to my house was named IBM. I was named after one of their senior engineers. So the company played a big part in my childhood and was ever... — read more
I like Whitehurst and have had the chance to meet him a few times. If you want to understand his ethos check out "The Open Organization". It details his transition from Delta to Red Hat and the transformation of his leadership style being around a... — read more
Is IBM allowed to require employees to get vaccinated?
I recently had a discussion about this with close colleagues, so I wonder what you think: how much better would things be in this company if the board of directors had a technical background? Some feel that this is not so important as long as they... — read more
What are the chances of fulfilling the requirements of a PiP? Did anyone actually take the initiative and leave? Are the expectations unattainable? Is the duration of a PiP standard or dependent on the individual?
Do you know a company that's more mismanaged than this? I can't think of one. Yet those on top are able to keep their positions, to keep their bonuses, to keep all the benefits the rest of us can only dream about. Why are they not held accountable... — read more
But still, I'm waiting and after Q2 results I am aware that... RAs will happen whether IBM does well or not… Is there any info when this could happen and how many people could be affected?
A Renewal for IBM Campuses Once Home to Punch Cards and Circuit Boards When Big Blue left upstate New York, economic pain ensued. But the large complexes left behind are ideally suited for large-scale production and shipping, local officials... — read more
"Working" from home indeed. And what big companies are located in FL that JW could be interested in? https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2021/07/19/jim-whitehurst-sells-durham-home-near-country-club.html By: Lauren Ohnesorge – Senior Staff... — read more
We had the best, THE BEST quarter in 3years. So why aren't you guys rejoicing? IBM stock will soon be on Mars. prediction: $175
Reading this blog has me seriously considering selling my IBM stock. So much employee contempt. 15 year IBM veteran with a few thousand ESPP shares. With the earnings pop today is this the time to sell? The only reason I havn't sold them is that... — read more