Thread regarding DXC Technology layoffs

Hard work doesn't make sense?

I haven't been in this company for a long time, but it has already become clear to me that I will never be able to get a raise, no matter how hard I try. I've heard from some people, and now I see on this forum that people say that rate1 is reserved only for those who are achieving vast sales deals or doing something that shifts the share price upwards. Is that true? If so, then there is no point in working more than the bare minimum.

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I’ve generally scored between 1-2 in the past 5 years but this year was a 3. My client utilisation is over 95% and project feedback was excellent. I was told this year that I needed to go above and beyond to get a 2, god knows how to get a 1. My bonus has not been paid in the last 8 years and I’ve had no pay increases. What I take from this, is that it doesn’t matter what you do anymore. I now have a few interview lined up at other consultancies as I’ve lost patience now.

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Post ID: @6hid+1aQts0E6

we are all over paid. You still have a job, no paycut and the pension is still there
I give it 5 years, before AI takes off and smashes vast areas of IT skill sets into oblivion
Take up farming, BTL, or bed and breakfast before everyone else does

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Post ID: @6afz+1aQts0E6

Maybe he's right, perhaps those jobs are hard which is why we seem to never be able to find competent people to do them.

As for employee pay, it's a reasonable expectation that pay increases over time if you are performing to expectations.

The cost of everything in business increases annually, why shouldn't everyone pulling their weight see something too?

I certainly don't expect to see my wages eroded by inflation over 8 years whilst achieving top ratings.

Sure, I'm d-mb enough to still be here but I'm perfectly entitled to state just how unfair this is, especially when you see all of the hundreds of millions various people trousered. Effectively that money is pay raises for every person that has slogged their guts out to keep this company actually still in business.

So yes, I can have a moan.

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Post ID: @5ghu+1aQts0E6

CEO DFO CIO some of the hardest jobs , what an a$$ho-e who said that

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Post ID: @5nvj+1aQts0E6

I have worked for a number of the big IT outsourcing companies in my career and there is always a lot of grumblings in everyone of them around people who stay go or leave and where is my pay rise. Did you take the job you are i because you thought the salary you were offered undervalued you but you figured you might some get to a new value over time? If you did that then you need to ask yourself why. Did you ask about how your prospects of pay rises would be written in your contract? If you did not then you need to ask yourself why. Do you know what the market rate is for your job and where your salary fits in that today ...if not why?. It is easy to blame the establishment because "they dont care" or " they care only for themselves" BUT if you are honest CEO DFO CIO some of the hardest jobs in the world ..would you take on that responsibility? And NO I havent had a pay rise in 8 years but am not going to slate my company because with or without the pay rise if I do it means I dont want to be here and the fact remains that I do mainly because I have seen it all before, I love my job, the people I work with and DXC as whole ( across al other giants) is a good company. And am sorry but not pulling your weight doesnt reflect on the company it reflects on the hard work of your colleagues so shame on you!!

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Post ID: @5qaz+1aQts0E6

I thought we were past the point where reviews were adjusted either to a bell curve or just stomped to prevent any chance of raises?

Is this really a company which even finds telling staff they are good too much effort?

That's a rhetorical question by the way....

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Post ID: @3smj+1aQts0E6

Yes what is said on this post is correct, also ratings of a 1 are being changed internally to a 2 , 2 to 3 etc . If your area didn't meet its quota then any rating means no money for you.

I used to care, but since I am nearing retirement age 61, I haven't done much since this year and don't plan too unless I get a raise soon. in 15 years I got one increase and thats my fault for staying this long and now it's too late to go out and find a new job.

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Post ID: @3ccd+1aQts0E6

Things have gotten ~slightly better in the last year, but I wouldn't expect a raise with any regularity. If you are seen as a key player that is a flight risk you may be able to get a raise. I have seen some substantial raises given out (between 10 and 20%), but again it is the exception. This is only possible if you are viewed in the top 10% of your organization (not just level). The higher your level the less likely you will get anything without taking a different role. The easiest (and quickest) way to get a raise is to get a counter offer to an external job offer. You have to present the actual offer, which I find distasteful. I'm sure an enterprising person can find a way to get a job offer letter that suits their needs. The risk is that many managers at DXC know that once an external offer is received they have lost the team member and won't even counter offer.

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Post ID: @3vrz+1aQts0E6

I don't think that is true. I don't work in Sales, and I got a rate 1 in my performance review. Now, that said, I haven't received any money recognition so far as a result of that performance.

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Post ID: @3pnh+1aQts0E6

True. If the company pays too much money to its staff, there won't be enough saved to give Mike 2 his gargantuan annual bonus. That obviously wouldn't do!

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Post ID: @3lxz+1aQts0E6

It was me that wrote that and what I told you was what I was told by my manager... She is ironically someone i trust to actually tell the truth.

Unfortunately that honest person is unable to make any difference to the policy, she's a pawn as much as I.

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Post ID: @riz+1aQts0E6

Absolutely, my level of output is depreciating in line with my depreciating salary. They get less out of me week by week, month by month, year by year. As mentioned in other comments, everyone's situation is different. If you can leave, do so, things will not be turning around. Maybe a new CEO will come in, make promises, shuffle the chairs on the Titanic, the end result will be the same.

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