Thread regarding IBM layoffs

Is IBM doing anything to attract the new generation of capable people?

My opinion is that IBM not only has nothing to offer to younger, capable staff, but also that it is not trying to attract young, talented people either. If someone like that accidentally “strays” here, I totally agree with those who think this company just ruins their career trajectory. If I were younger, I would never apply for a job at IBM.

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IBM is offering all the Kool-Aid you can drink. LOL

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Post ID: @3fss+1buhFeLU

New Generation of capable people. Now there's an oxymoron!

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Post ID: @2nlq+1buhFeLU

100% remote work option is what most people require nowadays.
Move to shantytown? Cmon man

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Post ID: @1taj+1buhFeLU

Execs treat employees mostly as interchangeable cogs, so there’s no need to retain.
There’s no need to hire the best people (since they can’t retain), so just hire for passable and cheap which are good enough.

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Post ID: @1fcp+1buhFeLU

For the young talented hires, after a few years, IBM treats them the same as all the other IBMers , ie low raises/bonuses if any.
A smart young person would be jeopardizing their career if they stayed at IBM more than 1-2 years.

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Post ID: @1vmu+1buhFeLU

I can confirm the execs do not care. If they cared then they would not have jobs because all they do is cut people to maximize shareholder value because they are so incompetent they can't do much of anything else. All Harvard Business Review material in the past 3 years was about how corporate governance has to change for shareholder welfare and not maximizing profit. This means treating your employees with respect and meaningful incentives and opportunities for growth / impact.

The financial culture is what is reinforcing these behaviors. Convince shareholders that IBM can grow more than the dividend if they cut the dividend then cut management layers and your more than half way there.

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Post ID: @1eep+1buhFeLU

No. IBM systemically pays below industry. Ibm brand is tarnished due to years of mismanagement and decline. Most of all, ibm’s future is uncertain and likely destined to be a mediocre midsized IT company. Proof is in the pudding. New hire quality is pretty mediocre - college hires, experience hires or executives.

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Post ID: @1wju+1buhFeLU

The only thing that grows are the internal processes.

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Post ID: @ecq+1buhFeLU

I can affirm that any good talent that joins is gone within 2-3 years. This company is losing a lot of its talent and it's going to hit the bottom line sooner rather than later.

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Post ID: @alq+1buhFeLU

I would say ibm is still able to hire good young talent from college but their problem is retention as they give no raise/bonus/stocks so pay decreases after 1st year as the joining bonus is only for 1st year. Their base salary can be comparable to other offers in clg.

So IBM's biggest problem is people leaving after 2-5 years. This keeps happening over and over but exec teams dont care.

Trust me on this, IBM's (remaining good) products will get worse because of this issue as bulk of work is done by people with 2+ experience.

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