A dozen that I know of personally across several divisions. Most were 10+ year veterans. The layoffs were kept on the down low as it was only a few in each department. Senior management continues to trumpet about how "smooth the merger is" and never... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Red Hat
Folks on AT&T board here are discussing an outsourcing deal with IBM that just got signed. There is a lot of anxiety and questions there. Maybe someone experienced in this may want to visit their forum and help them answer a question or two -... — read more
Red hat people, you may think you're safe, but the first year revenue stumbles, the absorption will start. It'll begin by moving to common benefits, then common salary bands and other hr practices, then aligned development processes, and finally... — read more
most of products taken over by IBM soon vanished from market, it has lost its touch with product development. It will have stop being a services firm to rediscover innovation as the process orientation of services destroys innovation and make company... — read more
My former company was acquired by IBM several years ago and became part of what is now known as Watson Health. This past May, about 50% of my former colleagues were laid off en masse, even though Watson Health is considered to be the IBM's "moonshot"... — read more
Execs and seniors will be on retention bonuses. So you wont see much change for 1 yr plus. After that ... all bets are off. Your current departments will get merged into IBM. It will start with sales and support. They will be asked to eventually... — read more
Don't be naive folks. More importantly, don't lull others into false sense of security. Chances are, by this time next year half of you will be gone from Red Hat. IBM is known for laying off en masse from companies it acquires. There is no reason for... — read more
A lot of people are panicking at the office and here about many, many layoffs we are looking at with the IBM acquisition, but I think people are overreacting. If anybody is going to face major layoffs, it will be IBM. We are being acquired for a... — read more
That is how these things go. If you are in a job that is obviously duplicated like finance, purchasing, etc., be prepared to be made redundant. If you are technical, you may have longer. Don’t be placated with the same BS that they tell the customers... — read more
Suit and tie it is. Time to hit those clothing stores.
This is the most perfect acquisition done by IBM. RedHat will be savior of IBM which was loosing its market and was dying slowly. Congratulations IBM is back.
You had a good run guys, I kinda hope lots of you guys leave and setup and new company. Wish you guys the best of luck. — read more
This forum was so passive in couple of years, but I know that with IBM acquisition you soon will see a lot of activities . "Big blue" will cut a lot as they always do and this is by far their biggest acquisition. But like Dell cut in EMC , you soon... — read more
The process of blue washing companies that IBM buys completely destroys them. I feel bad for you, — read more
There are so many people suffering from him. In 2014 4 people resigned at shot and not sure they complained about him or not. Again same happened in 2015 mid quarter. He has to learn much more the behaviour and the Sarcastic way he speak with... — read more
No layoffs in 2014, our business is growing and Red Hat is expanding business. I am sure 2015 will be even better.
many many many people were let go during the dot com boom - i havent heard about any new layoffs