Thread regarding IBM layoffs

Would you advise your kid to work at IBM?

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ABSOLUTELY I would recommend that my child work at IBM.

Just for three years maximum though. After that, once they turn 16, they should get a better job somewhere else.

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Post ID: @3cbh+1bbaVIOi

All our children (born VPs) are anointed there

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Post ID: @3mtf+1bbaVIOi

Maybe some day if you're real lucky you will be invited to the secret Temple of VPs. Where you may worship at the altar of our VPnesses.
You might think it's in New York but ironically it's in a state that begins with a C and ends with a T.

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Post ID: @3ocd+1bbaVIOi

You guys are so gullible. There’s no VPs on here. Môrons.

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Post ID: @3sme+1bbaVIOi

What are my silly VPs doing on here!? Hey, y'all! This is AK, your fearless leader. And of course I would advise my child, and all the world's children, to work at IBM. We can't keep up our impressive streak of quarterly layoffs if we don't keep hiring! But just remember what the handbook says for when the press asks: it's called rebalancing our workforce to allow for our restless innovation! Ooh, this is so fun!

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Post ID: @3wbu+1bbaVIOi

"I am a VP , so absolutely yes and she will be a VP within 5 years."

So will she be qualified to do the job? Or are you just pushing her there to rob IBM of as much money as you can with another unqualified VP?

There may be some people who can move to VP quickly but they are few and far between.

So what you are really saying is you will play the game, line her up for jobs and then move her out before things start to blow up because of her choices and directives. I have seen plenty of that from VPs moving band 10 mgrs out of jobs they were failing in and then putting them someplace else where they magically become directors in less than 2 years. And why because if a mgr fails that a VP is pushing then that VP looks bad, and of course we do not want that.

So if you are really a VP, and you would do this, then your not worth a dime to IBM.

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Post ID: @3zkz+1bbaVIOi

I'm a VP too Come here to get some of my best ideas!

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Post ID: @2zuw+1bbaVIOi

400k pffft wouldn't get on a plane for that. She'll be hired as a bue by a friend. Director by year 3. VP by 5. Have enough to retire right around time to start a family.

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Post ID: @2new+1bbaVIOi

Oh wow!! Another VP… like we don’t really have enough VPs. When is IBM going to understand that until management is cut in half no progress will be made!!

… and what is a f u c k I n g VP doing on this board?
How much are you making VP… $400K a year?

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Post ID: @2lgo+1bbaVIOi

I am a VP , so absolutely yes and she will be a VP within 5 years.

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Post ID: @2znx+1bbaVIOi

Worst question to post. On a board where only bitter people and whiners hang oout of course they'll all say 'no'.

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Post ID: @2eoh+1bbaVIOi

Anyone that would tell you yes is a fool.

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Post ID: @1ayw+1bbaVIOi

If they students-Yes. If this is the first job-yes. Do not stay more than 3 years

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Post ID: @1txu+1bbaVIOi

I would if I knew they were going to a good team.

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Post ID: @1pex+1bbaVIOi

After a long career at IBM, unfortunately the answer is No.

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Post ID: @1yzv+1bbaVIOi

Lets ask Arvind in next AMA, if he will advice his son and daughter to join IBM (assuming they are in tech industry) ..

:)

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Post ID: @xlo+1bbaVIOi

What advice would you give your kids on what to look for in a company?

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Post ID: @bls+1bbaVIOi

No! and I advise them and others I know (CEO's, Business leaders, etc.) to stay away from companies that use IBM or are affiliated with IBM. They just cannot be trusted with anything important to you. Too many other options today.

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Post ID: @rrv+1bbaVIOi

My kids saw my long hours, robbed pension plan, and years of firings (RA).
All three stayed as far from IBM as they could.
All have great jobs. Not one has ever worried about layoff.

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Post ID: @afx+1bbaVIOi

I told my kid the same thing a couple of years ago. She got an offer into the Summit Program. I told her not to take it, and that hurt to say. A friend of hers took the offer and got cut about 18 months in...they put him in a place where he couldn't possibly survive, and he didn't.

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Post ID: @sbc+1bbaVIOi

Back in the fall of 2011 my niece came to me to ask me about IBM. She was graduating with a degree in engineering from a good school and IBM had offered her a job. I asked her what other companies were offering her jobs and she told me.

I looked her straight in the eyes and told her to take one of the other jobs. She was shocked that I would say that and had planned on taking the IBM job. It was a hard thing to do, but I saw where IBM was going and told her there was a good chance she would be laid off with in 5 years.

She is very happy at the other company, making way more then she would have at IBM and has more ability to move up in the company.

After 30 years with IBM I see many interns who are good, but IBM is not the right place for them. I will not say anything unless they ask me.

sad day when you can not recommend the company you work for. .. Thanks execs and HR for screwing everything up...

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Post ID: @hje+1bbaVIOi

No… and in general I would advise any kids not to work in IT. These days it is a sweatshop job!

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Post ID: @kpd+1bbaVIOi

How about pets? Maybe there will be dog collar workers.

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Post ID: @ore+1bbaVIOi

NO

If this is asked for kids under 5 then probably IBM won't be a thing by that time.

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