August 31, 2016 job cuts

Anon: Still processing the information but there is an RA in progress and “I am affected”. I’m in GTS (work from home Boulder) and do mainframe engagement solutioning but it sounds like it will be larger than GTS. Word is the standard cheepskate severence.

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please: I made the list today too. Details: 31+ years of service. Std pkg. Currently in Business Transformations Organization. Reason for Severance: Reorg and I am no longer required. Comment: As so many have said, jobs are going over seasSee More

 

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Watching IBM Please keep anonymous. RA’d after 17 years. Systems Group. Age 49, told it was because of my experience and performance and the direct the business unit is going. Never less than a 2+ in the last 15 years. We all know what is really going on.

 

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Watching IBM Anon: GTS, last day Nov 29th.
Manager seemed stressed reading the official script on the phone.
Asked how many were let go in this RA and he wouldn’t comment on the issue.See More

 

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Watching IBM To my fellows IBMers. Don’t think you are safe – even for a moment. I was terminated today – got a call from a person who is not even my manager.
I was told that my skills and performance are below what is expected on this position. Sounds about right?See More

 

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Watching IBM Anon: I knew it was gonna happen soon. IBM wants to get the people off the payrolls prior to 12/15, to save the 401k match. I was not affected, not sure about others on the account I am on. to be honest, we have already been decimated to the bare minimum, most of the account has already been replaced with Costa Rica IBMers.

 

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Watching IBM Please keep this anonymous……. GTS Resiliency Services was affected by the RA today. Numerous people with 30+ years of service……Resiliency Services was hit hard in the very last RA. Pretty sad being that they support on-site customers.

 

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Watching IBM PLEASE KEEP ME ANONYMOUS: Just got off a senior leadership call concerning GTS — MORE LAYOFFS are planned going into September. lots of discussion about how much brain trust is leaving and how much is going to fall on those left behind… also the fact that those who are RA’ed are NOT eligable for re-hire… a fact I was unawre…. unreal — really sad

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous…. 19+ years. RA’ed today. Lost two jobs to landed resources from India. IBM = India business machines. GBS. Anybody that thinks they are safe. Your time is coming. But Ginny is building a chalet in the Swiss alps. Good luck. Finally over the waiting. Seen all my friends go before me.

 

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Watching IBM Anon: Well got the call today, 22 years of service and I’ve been RA’d, 90 days with a severance of 1 month. Bitter sweet feelings since I’ve been VERY unhappy with the way things have been going the last few years. I’m in GTS (work from home in Broomfield/Boulder Co.) as a Transition Project Manager.

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please: Just got word that RAs are happening in GTS. So far, people working in the CICs, myself included, aren’t affected…looks like they’re targeting the wfh people again.

Best of luck to any that are affected.

 

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Watching IBM From anonymous Hi – ugh. I’ve just heard about another RA happening today. An old coworker of mine from GBS is affected. He was notified today and his last day will be Nov. 29. No idea of size/scope of RA. My area here in Analytics was not included this time.

 

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Watching IBM Anon please, RA’d today 19 years 11 months and 21 days when I am walked out. WFH. My GTS entire area is shifted to India. Pretty devastating. I heard around 100 notified.

 

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Watching IBM Anon: in IBM for 20 years, currently in CIO half of the group is RAed because not co-located. Other half to go next year unless they move.

 

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Watching IBM RA in GTS, so far no tech folks hit (but we were decimated on the last round), but heard that US-based PM’s targeted. Please keep anon

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please. RA’d in GTS US after 24+ years. The usual package. Out 11/29. Midrange OS support on solid commercial account, which is giving new business to IBM and phasing out support from ibm’s competitors. So new revenue on a growing green$$ account not a factor in keeping experienced US staff who know how to deliver.

 

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Watching IBM Just add it to the list…as anonymous of course. But from what I know, alot of Tech Support was hit today with the jobs being in Egypt now

 

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Watching IBM another wave of cuts in TSS UK started this week, part 2 of the 2016 cull…

 

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Watching IBM Please post as anonymous: I’m in the number this time. After over 15yrs and then several 2+ ratings. But of course this happens right after Thanksgiving and before the 401K match time.

 

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Watching IBM Please keep anonymous..mgrs in gts were ra’d yesterday employees still be told in gts as i write this

 

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Watching IBM Please keep anonymous. I was RA’ed today. I’m in the CIO. Was told that the reason is that my position is being eliminated due to co-location strategy to limit # of locations that CIO personnel are in. Some of my work will be transitioned to other resources & other work eliminated. I don’t know of other folks affected. Nearly 20 years service and a whole 1 month pay 😞

 

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Watching IBM Anon: 15 years in this month. I got notified this morning my last day will be Nov 29th with 4 week severance. I am in the GTS area, my manager has to let go over 50% her people. The work is being moved to GDF since it’s all restricted work and we can’t send it offshore.

 

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Watching IBM Anon: GTS is hit and they are hitting tech people also. Just happened to one of my team mates
11/29 last day

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please. RAs today in Software Group. 90 days to find another job and 1 month severance. Selection criteria was not shared. Co-worker had 19+ years tenure and 50+ years of age. Prayers for those impacted.

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please : Today was my turn too. Over 30 years of service, mostly 2+ and 1 ratings. Actively working on a contract. Angry about how it is handled, sad to see the end of my IBM career. Weary of wondering if or when this would happen. FrusSee More

 

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Watching IBM want to remain anon please. RA happening today in the US, GTS managers are making calls… not sure who is involved yet.

 

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Watching IBM Please keep anon: Just got the call. US based in GTS global. Manager says HR calling it Work Elimination in US. Didn’t have overall numbers but said it was widespread and impacting 2 in group. Both “retirement eligible”.

 

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Watching IBM Pls post anonumously : Tomorrow 344 dutch colleagues will be RA’d

 

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Watching IBM Anonymous please: RA’d today in USA Storage Presales (CTS). Multiple 2+ ratings, exceeded quota past 2 years, top quarter of organization. 90 days notice 1 month severance.

 

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Tami Lindabury

Tami Lindabury My heart goes out to everyone affected by today’s action. As a victim of the March 15 RA, there is life after IBM. You deserve a respectful workplace.

 

Rob Sharpe

Rob Sharpe Keep anon please . Your future needs resolving … Yep it does what are you doing to help. There are no jobs better take the redundancy … What redundancy, oh you must have been missed off the list … You have 4 days to sign and get lawyers sign off.See More

 

CAnn Bell

CAnn Bell Now is the time to lift each other up. I have seen many friends and colleagues take LOAs, have serious health issues, and an all around decline in their quality of life. If anyone gets a line on outside opportunities, it would be good to share with the

 

Edward Dolle

Edward Dolle I’m certain now that someone in my group got RA’ed. I’m the only one left…

 

Harold Daub

Harold Daub I was RA’d in the Massacre of March 2. Please consider contacting Sara Blackwell. Life is better away from IBM. I AM LIVING PROOF. Very traumatic when it happens but it is not good to be working always waiting for your number to be called. Protect US Workers and Sara are fighting to stop this nonsense. Please consider talking with Sara.

 

Roger Kerr

Roger Kerr I second what Tammy Lindabury said above. I was RA’d on March 2, and life does go on. In fact it is a great life. Best of luck to everyone impacted today and in the previous RA’s.

 

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Angela Anna Maria Salamida

Angela Anna Maria Salamida When you delete the past you cannot prepare the future

 

Angela Anna Maria Salamida

Angela Anna Maria Salamida I Guess that at the the company will closr

 

Sara Blackwell

Sara Blackwell I can help even if you signed and severance and even if you want to remain anonymous. Contact me.

 

Karen Windahl Finnigan

Karen Windahl Finnigan Lots happening in start ups and on client side. Clients want inhouse teams now, people they can trust to deliver their objectives. Plus start-ups appreciate people with experience and ‘a few grey hairs’.

Best advice is to get your LinkedIn profile upSee More

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4 Responses to August 31, 2016 job cuts

  1. Anon says:

    I’m not part of IBM. I’m an experienced SAP consultant in the US, who is wondering whether I should pursue an IBM GBS consulting opportunity at the Senior consultant / Managing consultant level.

    Are layoffs still continuing for GBS?

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  2. anonymous says:

    Anonymous please. Pretty despicable how this RA cuts people right before Dec 15th 401K match date and the holidays. I was included in this RA or should I say ‘invited to participate in the Skills Transformation plan’… LoL

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  3. Barry says:

    Anonymous please… Just got the call as I was on vacation last week. 56 years old (11 years). Cloud Tech Sales. The same BS about skills rebalancing. The usual 90 days.+1 month. Kind of relieved but what really pisses me off is that my last day is right before the Dec 15th 401K match day… so I get screwed out of >$10k in 401 match money.

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