I know the times are tough and the budgets were sliced but is it still possible though?
Heres an idea about AI/ ML
If AI/ ML is so great lets replace flunkies like Hicks Nash Dudeck ALL C-\Suite
Communication about layoffs is very poor. Why is that? Despite everything, I expected little more transparency.
Don't sign anything without Counsel
Don't trust your boss
About a month ago, my boss along with my colleagues was singing praises about how crucial I was for the upcoming projects. My boss even said that my contributions were going to be so important for the success of the team. And then, out of nowhere, I... — read more
Someone hand me my Fedora
and a match!
An incomprehensible move
The explanation for the cuts in my opinion can only be the greed of the leadership. Is there any justification at all for these cuts because I don't see it?
What is the Above Market Severance Package??
Most companies are 2 months and a week for every year. They stated it was going to be above market. Curious to know what that means so when the next round of layoffs happen, we know what to expect.
The management should ask for volunteers
I know a few people who wouldn't mind leaving if severance is good enough. If they offered voluntary buyouts, they would probably jump at the opportunity and some of us who want to stay would be saved. This would be a win/win/win situation, for the... — read more
The Day Red Hat died
and Ba----d Baby Blue was born.....layoffs when profits are good a sign of corporate greed and malfeasance. This is the antithesis of everything RH stood for. IBM better hope RH technology can catch them up to Google AWS and MS because peoplewise... — read more
So Lets be Clear this was not a Project Mgr issue as Matt Hicks called out This is a Leadership issue of the Hicks, Nashs, etc and the IBM lords
And now we wait
I find it especially cruel that the leadership decided to let us know layoffs are happening and then add that it will take several weeks to implement them. That leaves all of us to think of nothing else but layoffs for weeks to come. And we all know... — read more
This was quick
We already have some media coverage. Red Hat cutting hundreds of jobs, CEO says in letter to employees “We will reduce the associate base of Red Hat over the next few weeks,” Hicks wrote in the email. He said the layoffs would be “just under... — read more
9am layoff call
Red Hat finally joins the rest of tech. 9am layoff call today, April 24th 2023. Sorry Red Hat friends.
Red Hat Is The New IBM
Specifically, sales of software (includes hybrid platform & solutions, transaction processing) reached $5.8 billion, up 15.4% yoy at constant currency; hybrid platform & solutions up 10% in constant currency; and Red Hat up 21%. +21%, eh? ... — read more
Who's doing fine here?
Some say RH can actually be a pretty good place to work. Is anyone doing good here except those at the top of the hierarchy and maybe those for whom RH is a first job and are just getting their first work experiences?
Good time to join?
Is it a good time to join RH? Thinking of applying for one of the documentation or tech writer jobs. Any insights into that department and decent comp?
IBM Hopes to Double Sales at Red Hat in Next Three Years International Business Machines Corp. IBM -1.97% hopes to double sales at its Red Hat open-source software unit in the next three years as Chief ... — read more
Red Hat CEE 2020
Congratulations CEE VP's & Directors. You've finally acheived your goal of top down management & ruling with fear. No more questions & input from those annoying OG RHatters. IBM assimilation will be complete with the virus layoffs that are sure to... — read more
Culture @ redhat
I've been at Red Hat so long now (12 years) that it can be easy to take things for granted, but the biggest thing is just how open and transparent a company it is. There's not a lot of silo's or little kingdoms fighting each other, we're all... — read more
Jim Whitehurst is becoming IBM’s president
IBM’s Ginni Rometty Steps Down as CEO effective April 6. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/ibm-ceo-ginni-rometty-steps-down-arvind-krishna-to-take-over.html
Red Hat layoffs Sept 2019
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
AT&T Tech Dev Outsourced To IBM - Watch What Happens To Them
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
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
Not looking good for the RedHat workers under IBM’s umbrella
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
After one year, all bets are off
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
Start looking for new jobs
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
I don't think it will be that bad for us
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
Check out what the IBMers are saying about this takeover
Hope for the best, expect the worst
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
IBM to enforce mandatory dress code at all Red Hat locations
Suit and tie it is. Time to hit those clothing stores.
Thank you RedHat for saving IBM
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.
sad to see you guys go under
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.
Layoffs is coming
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
IBM destroys companies - Feel bad for you guys.
The process of blue washing companies that IBM buys completely destroys them. I feel bad for you,