How many people do you know who, after leaving unsatisfied from here, did great things somewhere else? I don’t know anyone who left IBM without his career taking an upward trajectory at another company. This is a bit sad because IBM used to value and respect people who bring value much more. Now it’s the nursery of talents for other companies.
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Is it a nursery or a retirement home?
Left 7 months ago; last month got a raving review from my boss in new job. Am much happier now, in a job that is easier with products and teams that actually work.
" This month alone:
Tech Lead - AWS - Senior Cloud Architect (been at IBM for 25+ years, was trying to retire in the next 4 years)
Co worker - Google, Software Engineer L4
Co worker - Deloitte, Cloud Architect"
What were these folks job roles at IBM?
For those of us mainframe-centric, there sort of jumps seem near impossible.
This month alone:
- Tech Lead - AWS - Senior Cloud Architect (been at IBM for 25+ years, was trying to retire in the next 4 years)
- Co worker - Google, Software Engineer L4
- Co worker - Deloitte, Cloud Architect
I heard tons more the past few months.
Leadership doesn't care since the goal is to stay afloat and keep their jobs until IBM
is eventually put out of its misery
I personally know several dozens of ex-IBMers (both execs at director/VP/BOD levels and Individual contributors) at FAANG and know even more people at other companies.
Companies still value IBMers and the market is hot.
What are you waiting for?
Everyone I know who left IBM did better elsewhere.