I came here just before the pandemic, but some say the downward spiral was present here long before that. Opinions are divided, some tell me that this has never been a good company to work for, and some that this place is now unrecognizable compared to a few years earlier.
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It all began after the AT&T buyout, then split off. Mr. Exley took AT&T to the wall and squeezed them for every penny he could. Every CEO after him has been worse than the last. There were 2 "skirt chasers", a crook and general all round mo--ns. I give NCR 5 years to fail or split-up. Too many id--t managers and not enough knowledgeable employees. Everyone with more than 25 years has been RIF'ed so no knowledge base left, just interns and "never knew".
When did NCR start going downhill you ask. As soon as surfer boy took over the reigns with the band of elderly thieves he brought with him. Let's hope they all leave as fast as they arrived and the next CEO cleans house of all the exec's.
I believe att only bought ncr to get rid of the Union all their technicians were in. Most were given a sweet deal to go work for ncr. If they took the deal att paid them 3 years of salary, And they collected a paycheck from ncr as. Then att 3 or 4 years later split ncr off as well as bell labs I believe and lucent.
I started with NCR/Comten back in 1985. Ya I am really old. At that time NCR had yet to completely assimilate the Comten service and sales teams. I was hired as a Field Engineer with Comten and pretty much worked from home. Maybe a once a week visit to the office. NCR Field Engineers had to start each day at the office. In the three years we shared a building, I never saw an NCR guy smile. They were miserable. Micro managing managers that lived by a spreadsheet and statistics. Then AT&T came along and that was a shock to the NCR Management. There was hope for a while but AT&T figured out what a big mistake they had made and decided to run as far away from NCR as it could get. I jumped divisions just as NCR got its hooks into Teradata. I was a Teradata FE but guess what happened. NCR replaced the Teradata management teams with good old boys from NCR. Teradata is in the cr----r today because the old NCR game of support hardware until the customer throws it out and don’t make anything new. Now NCR is throwing out the voice of the company with out sourcing support to Eastern Europe. They run around in circles chasing the Quarterly Numbers. They come up with the only way to look good on paper by cutting staff. Sooner or later there won’t be anyone left. The worst really began when NCR moved to GA. Georgia gave NCR a sweet deal to relocate. I hope GA likes all the unemployment claims the are now getting as NCR continues quickly fades away.
Short and sweet, of course a company that began around 1884 and is still open for business today musta been a good company. One person long ago quit ncr and started ibm. Fast forward to 1991 I believe when att bought them I believe things started to change. That when I started but I wasn’t from att. I heard about all the great things about the company and as well as att and like well it’s going to now be even better. That never happened. It wasn’t till after 1996 layoffs and outsourcing started happening some once year it has slowly snowballed it what you have today. If your new stick around two year but keep your eyes open for something more solid and empowers the employees.
NCR is a shell of the company it was. Benefits are non existent and the company is doing all it can to pay you less and provide less benefits. This a company that goes out of it's way to to charge you a surcharge so healthcare costs you more. On top of that the family and individual deductibles have quadrupled in the last 4 years. Health Plan and Dental plans are rubbish. NCR boasts about work/life balance but the only employees that can really somewhat enjoy this are the ones that don't have real jobs. NCR provides no pensions nor does it pay dividends to it's stockholders. The goal protect and provide amazing benefits for the executive staff. Mike Hayword 25+ million in 2020. For those considering accepting an Atlanta position with NCR ponder the points mentioned plus the sad fact that work at home will evaporate again as it did before and you'll be commuting to a city that violent crime and deaths have increased 51% over last year. Good Luck and ask yourself if it's worth it.