Thread regarding IBM layoffs

How bad is attrition in your business unit?

I’ll start.
GBS, my team lost 50% of people in the last 4 months.

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Team of 12.
6 have left in the past year.
We have hired 2 replacements, 1 left after 6 months, 1 left after 8 months. HR couldn’t make an attractive enough retention offer for either one.
I just received another resignation today.
I’ve had to adjust down my pipeline of business because I don’t have enough support to deliver on it.
Attrition has ki---d business where I sit.
Leadership is well aware and doesn’t care.

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Post ID: @4asw+1aBMhFc9

They're not even replacing the people who leave or replace them with clg grads who are gonna do the same thing in couple of years because of pay disparity between ibm vs other big tech.

Once the job market is back ibm is going to be stuck in forever loop of training new grads.

With pandemic they changed raise cycles as well. They're Just evil all around for worker bees

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Post ID: @4kgr+1aBMhFc9

A high number of IBMers have been and are still leaving for the other big Cloud providers (AWS, Microsoft and Google) … clearly these companies have better compensation plans… we all know that at IBM bonuses and the GDP are gone… and raises are extremely low or totally in existent.

Companies that do not pay their employees well are just dying companies. That is clear.

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Post ID: @4hnp+1aBMhFc9

We had three layoffs that wiped out about 60%. Then people started quitting. A few re-orgs later we have around 20% left.

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Post ID: @2fro+1aBMhFc9

May be a turnover of 20% is normal, the problem with IBM is that the percentage of people quitting are always the best people, and the ones that replace them are just not up to the tasks. So overtime the skills erode and with that you know what happens!

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Post ID: @2qoy+1aBMhFc9

@1dco+1aBMhFc9 most consulting firms have turnover because the bottom 10% are counseled-out every year and there’s annual up-or-out of 5%. This is healthy to keep high quality delivery. At IBM, there is no performance management- terrible people stay in their jobs year after year. There’s also no up-or-out- people get promoted if they just hang around long enough or go through the process enough times. There is no point of comparison between IBM and any other firm in this regard.

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Post ID: @1uiv+1aBMhFc9

Most consulting firms have turnover over 20%/year. So pretty typical, this site just gets people who skew negative.

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Post ID: @1dco+1aBMhFc9

We lost several that declined a relocation offer to CIC MO.
The center never opened so a few have been hired back on.
"hybrid cloud" but we don't support anything cloud, go figure.

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Post ID: @1alw+1aBMhFc9

All the seasoned people keep leaving GTS. No one wants to stay to take the kyndryl allergy pill. The quality of new hires is laughable!

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Post ID: @1koq+1aBMhFc9

@dxg+1aBMhFc9 which BU?
GBS like OP, and I’d say around 90% of my team has turned over in the past 2 years.

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Post ID: @1anm+1aBMhFc9

We have lost about 15% of the team. All have left for other jobs and not because of layoffs. Ibm will continue to hire but they looking for band 6 and 7 that are at the architects level basically unrealistic

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Post ID: @1sqp+1aBMhFc9

same in systems and our team is growing...

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Post ID: @1hvq+1aBMhFc9

My OM team has grown by 1 head and the dev team by 10%. A couple of other smaller teams have been moved under us.

I'm in Storage (software)

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Post ID: @skb+1aBMhFc9

IBM has done the math. Partnerships are what they are pursuing. Reason being is they 1/2 the costs of sales and marketing, allow money to be made on the partnership SW or services, and keep the door open for legacy or hybrid business. GBS will continue to shrink on what IBM has deemed non-strategic ventures. YES that means IBM will cull the herd if they deem you non-strategic (Think not fitting into the Redhat go to market future)

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