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IBM Layoffs 2021

Do you predict that there will be IBM Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?

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Expect a resource action following official Kyndryl spin off. Notifications to occur between Nov 3 and Dec 31, or Q1 depending on pending a few unsettled decisions.

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Post ID: @5hfuv+184dZszC

So noting happened on Oct 1st, as some had predicted.

Anything for early October though? I got an unexpected meeting invitation from my manager for early next week.

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Post ID: @53tlm+184dZszC

@50spy+184dZszC You got nothing to lose by looking. IBM will be chopping you soon if you are over 50 anyway so LOOK NOW!

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Post ID: @52qjt+184dZszC

Was considering leaving for IBM. Starting to have second thoughts after reading all of the age discrimination horror stories.

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Post ID: @50spy+184dZszC

IBM layoff it will good investor, because IBM have so many non product ibmers and there are also redhat have hired all old IBMer

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Post ID: @4Latu+184dZszC

well it happen again in may/june 2021, peoples were layoff in Toronto,Calgary,Manitoba in the same department, their jobs were transfert to Egypt again 1/3 of their salary, and these people train Egypt for years, now Egypt control the rest of the department in Canada (Montreal), way to go Mr President Krishna. IBM was a Big Family before, taking care , now employee have damocles sword over their head all the time, they dont know who will be next.

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Post ID: @4ttem+184dZszC

Can confirm that 60% - 70% of U.S. marketing team laid off this week. Looks like a large consultancy is advising them on this.

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Post ID: @4moab+184dZszC

Heard 50% of Marketing will be RA'd today.

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Post ID: @4lshc+184dZszC

No layoffs and no hiring until after Kyndryl split. So expect them on sept/oct

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Post ID: @4fmbj+184dZszC

Was thinking RA Thursday is 08-19-2021.

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Post ID: @4fcsa+184dZszC

You say this, and yet I see little evidence of IBM having done any mass layoffs lately. Yes, they have done their usual trickle of layoffs, but the worst is yet to come. A lot of the people I used to work with at IBM are still there, and several of them should have been let go a long time ago. What you may be seeing is those capable of getting a better job, do just that and quitting, leaving lower quality to carry the load - not the best business model for future growth. So maybe there isn't future growth in some areas (Systems), and there will be forced layoffs. We are all waiting to see what transpires in the next six (?) months, but nobody knows exactly when the big axe will fall.

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Post ID: @4eble+184dZszC

First time posting seeing so many former brilliant colleagues still biting the dust in droves.

What the senior leadership team doesn't understand - and has never understood: The practice of mercilessly laying off countless thousands over the years in a cruel (and likely illegal) way just to goose their compensation created countless thousands of senior industry decision makers that would never do business with the company as a result. I was lucky - RAed after 38 years a while back with a package when I wasn't ready but also simultaneously "retired", then found a new, more senior role in a great company that is exponentially more rewarding. There is life - a far better, less-stressful and more rewarding life after Big Blue. I wish for the business to succeed, but the leadership continues to sc--w the pooch as they have for decades with their misguided practices that went out the window along with "Respect for the Individual" and "Think" - which the senior leadership team obviously doesn't and cannot do other than lining their own pockets.

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Post ID: @4eydy+184dZszC

I was let go today. Blessing in disguise. Terrible place. Terrible Culture.

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Post ID: @3Guzt+184dZszC

Hey sadibmer. Just curious what your job was. I was Level 2 in storage (systems) and I still have a lot of friends working at IBM. Seems like the current focus is to move jobs to Bulgaria.

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Post ID: @3trrb+184dZszC

Honestly, wont be long ,if you're locate in North America, they will get your replacement from India, Egypt at 1/3 of your salary (at the base), I'm 64 was not ready to leave after 40 years. still like my job,level2-3,did no have choice , they said they need to cut , was told they prefer to layoff men than women (they are more protected with all is going with human equal right) and they hired someone the next day in Egypt.

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Post ID: @3qnvq+184dZszC

Honestly, wont be long ,if you're locate in North America, they will get your replacement from India, Egypt at 1/3 of your salary (at the base), I'm 64 was not ready to leave after 40 years. still like my job,level2-3,did no have choice , they said they need to cut , was told they prefer to layoff mensthan women (they are more protected with all is going with human equal right) and they hired someone the next day in Egypt.

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Post ID: @3qjyf+184dZszC

The spin off company provides a mechanism to transfer folks and unwanted assets there. Then it becomes the problem of the spin off company on day1 to get rid of any folks or any assets that are not wanted. Would not be surprised if this were to happen in some capacity. Time will Tell.

Honesty on this ? Probably not.

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Post ID: @2Ugxo+184dZszC

No bruh, it's because of old-timers such as yourself with outdated skills that are on cruise control collecting a paycheck and complaining how bad IBM is. I wish they lowered the age discrimination cuts to 45.

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Post ID: @2wqeh+184dZszC

Post from TheLayoff.com

This kind of stupidity is the reason that IBM is failing as a company. Too many IBMers don't believe in data and science.

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Post ID: @2vllw+184dZszC

Why are they making a health pass. The fake virus which is no worse than the flu is about to go away. We won't need it.

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Post ID: @2vizc+184dZszC

IBM is too liberal to be successful. watch out, IBM also is deep into the development of covid passports in the US. Of course they dont call it covid passport, but that's exactly what the Digital Health Pass is.

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Post ID: @2uqex+184dZszC

IBM started another round of layoffs today.

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Post ID: @2uygz+184dZszC

So far virtually no layoffs in March or in April. It will be interesting to see what May brings, especially since that is when the Kyndryl offers should all be out by.

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Post ID: @2tuyv+184dZszC

SAM - Service Availability Manager
SIL - Service Integration Leader

If memory serves.

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Post ID: @2lekd+184dZszC

Yes PIPs going out all the doors with unattainable goals ! But only those over 50 and the others achieved nothing towards sales and I did $18M - So unfair after 20 years my 1st PIP ever!! And HR is supporting the lies ! What a way to end a brilliant career - and now nlt even paying out ouf Quarterly bonus as tbey afe denying wechieve them!! Downfall of what was obe a great company.. if you get a PIP- do t waste your time like I did being a super great employee - just start looking as they won’t let you go to another job while on a PIP!!!!!

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Post ID: @2kjvj+184dZszC

RA in Canada
Last day end of June
4 days for every year severance after over 25 years of service
GTS SILs and SAMs will all be gone

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Post ID: @2iytl+184dZszC

Got RA 3-1-21 3 mo pay years medical at what I was paying after 44 years it was time for me. Glad to be out before it implodes ! Current management couldn’t run a lemonade stand lead the world in patents and nothing in new product just keep cutting to show a profit cut till your cutting your own throat!!!

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Post ID: @26tme+184dZszC

Today, Wednesday 31-March across Australia, many retrenched IBMers had their last day (the January wave). Folks from now shut down Research team in Melbourne, sellers from now shut down Global Markets and many others. Good luck folks!

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Post ID: @24xxo+184dZszC

If you haven't done so, read this article: "IBM's CEO and outgoing exec chairman take home $38m in total for 2020 despite revenue shrinking by billions".. https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/17/ibm_exec_payouts/

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Post ID: @20afy+184dZszC

65 year old Systems guy (US) here and on a PIP.

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Post ID: @1Xkky+184dZszC

@1Xfru that's awful! If I got put on a pip for the purpose of laying me off without proper severance I would immediately go to a lawyer and start a wrongful dismissal case.
Can you tell us what country and business unit you are in?

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Post ID: @1Xcuf+184dZszC

Yes - and what about all of the PIP’s going out! For those over 50 they are doing PIP’s that are impossible to succeed at rather than Lay-off due to the high amount of law suits or laying off the over 50 crew! truly disgusting and unethical - but leave it to IBM to find a way out !!! Everyone on our team over 50 has has a PIP !!

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Post ID: @1Xfru+184dZszC

Word on the street , IBM lawyers can not keep with the law suits coming in from older workers .... They are overwhelmed .. IBM made the biggest mistake , we all saw it , Ginni came out and said it ......Watch for a big pay out to these poor b–tards who got pinked slipped because of their age this year or next . IBM can not keep up with the 100,000 of employees who are going after them !

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Post ID: @1Wmrj+184dZszC

Wow. IBM was a great company. Just really bad leadership for the past 15 years. Microsoft is valued at$1+ trillion Vs IBM at $100+ billion

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