what are peoples thought's - more financial engineering? I reckon a drop again - no growth
Topics regarding layoffs at IBM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_IBM yes I know all the big guys acquire (e.g. there was a pre-Google YouTube) but IBM had a great habit of buying at/past prime..my history goes back to being a IBM sales rep... — read more
IBM also lists Positive Technologies as a security partner, offering customers one of its scanning tools. IBM didn’t respond to requests for comment Thursday. https://apnews.com/dd8c331ff30d366ea4f5d828e788c307
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/milberg-wins-11-1-million-verdict-for-ibm-sales-manager-fired-after-reporting-bias-301270316.html Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman ("Milberg") received a $11.1 million verdict today on behalf of... — read more
When will IBM sell Kyndryl and who do you think would buy it?
If you got one: When? Same Total Comp as IBM? Any extra incentives - signing bonus, new benefits, etc.? Thx for sharing.
There are few things I hate as much as somebody taking credit for my work. Two coworkers and I brought a long overdue project across the finish line just to see our boss tell his boss it was all his doing. Is there anything we can do in this... — read more
Anyone hearing there’s a RA in US next Thursday April 22nd?
I’m 47 and have been working in GTS for past 22 years and currently there are voluntary redundancies been offered of 2 years salary...Should I take it? I’m just worried I won’t get another job after been out of the job market for so long. — read more
Band 7, 2 YOE here Stressed, overworked, and it seems like executive leadership keep changing the direction every week. Is there any hope for a long term career here or should I just volunteer for the next RA?
What do you think is Kyndryl ("kyn", kinship + "dryl", allusion to new growth) an appropriate new name for NewCo, if we take the name as a sign? Is there any “new growth” to be expected or is it just a legal way to get rid of 90,000 people in a very... — read more
I've been looking at what's available online and I found several jobs that could be a perfect fit for me. They are not in my city but I could actually do them since they are fully remote positions. I'm just really hesitant about going for remote jobs... — read more
Q1 earnings are right around the corner... What do you think they will look like? Not asking what actions IBM will take, we all know what they are!
New York (CNN Business)There's a new member in the pantheon of the worst-named companies in history. Introducing "Kyndryl." That is the actual name of the IT services unit that IBM is spinning off from its core business. Soon, the 90,000... — read more
It was funny when a friend who doesn’t know much about this industry was surprised that I can’t find a new job, considering my experience at IBM. To him, IBM is still a very resonant name and believes that IBM brings together experts who are highly... — read more
Which do you think is the better place to end up? Why?
Everybody was clamoring to get rid of Ginni. Well, she's been gone for months now. Are we a better company yet? How many improvements have happened since she left? Or could it be that IBM's problems are much deeper and require a much more... — read more
Finally found a proper name for what is happening in IBM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precariat Precariat are the people that have no idea what to do with their life, living day by day, not knowing how they get their next meal and if they will... — read more
How many of you have been late with work lately because something you need to know to move forward is still being decided on? Am I the only unlucky MF'ER? I'm sorry, but when I need to know something to be able to continue working and you tell me... — read more
According to the press release, "Kyndryl evokes the spirit of true partnership and growth," said Martin Schroeter, Chief Executive Officer of Kyndryl, and I can't even.
Hello Everyone, I’m part of GTS and tried to apply to another role on IBM internal job portal. In the application, the terms and conditions states that I have inform my manager if interview is scheduled for new position. My question is do I need to... — read more
I’ve been with this company through some hard times so I don’t say this lightly, but this company has no direction and there are fewer and fewer knowledgeable people in decision-making roles on any level. I always thought I would finish my career... — read more
I'll retire in a year or two but I have to admit, I hate being here to watch the destruction of what was once a great company. Other than a few years right out of college, I've spent my entire career here. I love this place. I bleed blue. Which is... — read more
I could hardly wait to find a new job and now that I have found it I am hesitant. The offer is good, but there is nothing particularly much better than the job I have here. I'm still weighing the options but I don't have much time to decide. How... — read more
When do I stop being an asset and become a liability? I'm 44 and I really do enjoy my work, but lately I've been thinking about leaving because I'd rather walk out on my own than be escorted out - even if it's with a severance. Is it my age or my pay... — read more
I understand that since GTS is part of spin-off therefore IBM doesn't allow GTS member moving to business unites (such as GBS) that will stay with IBM. I'm part of GTS BU and my question is can I move to another department within GTS? Another... — read more
Wonder how much IBM will pay out to settle this one and then how many extra folks they'll RA to recoup the loss. . . https://www.law360.com/articles/1369808/ex-ibm-manager-tells-jury-racism-complaint-drew-firing
Slide 9 has some juicy nuggets – https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/storage/ibm-services-david-sun-the-services-part-of-the-company-has-always-been-agnostic-/9 How has Arvind Krishna taking over as IBM CEO early last year impacted the mission of... — read more
Tell us what happened, vent your frustrations. ... also tell us what country and business unit , so we can get a sense of what's going on since the company keeps us completely in the dark. Any details on the severance package (example weeks of... — read more
Anyone get a cash bonus? How much is it? A few peanuts I heard to increase the morale after all these layoffs.
I know a lot will probably say right before Ginni took over but I think our troubles have started long before then. It happened the moment the company stopped seeing older employees as invaluable contributors who built this company and started seeing... — read more
apparently bits of Global Markets being cleaned up e.g. few CTLs that were hanging there and other roles. Did you hear more about that round? Interesting these rounds are now overlapping as we just had a bunch of people departing on 31-Mar... — read more
“It’s not what you know but who you know”. This is the absolute truth. I spent years at IBM and have been unemployed for a few months now. Luckily I ran into an old college buddy of mine and we met for drinks. Long story short - he offered me a... — read more
I have seen recently in many internal job listings that good positions required applicants from IBM C & CS. Is there any importance left for Systems group? Also, I have seen systems people are paid little compared to cloud & cognitive. Why is... — read more
These simple principles served another company now eating IBM's lunch very well.
I get annoyed when I see comments and questions that ask why are we still here considering what IBM turned into. But guess what, IBM is not a monolith. Everybody's experiences are not the same. Yes, there are plenty of unhappy people. Yes, the... — read more
For those of us who did not receive one, can someone summarize what was Newco welcome packages?
Hi fellow IBMers, I would like to know if the vaccine against COVID will be required for every employee once the return to the office begins. I am from Europe and almost every employee here works currently from home. I am wondering if IBM... — read more