Layoff culture at other companies?

IBM bYzl41
Mar 22, 2018 15 Comments

I haven’t worked for IBM for long, we got acquired. But it seems that each quarter layoffs come down the pipe. Is this common practice amongst other big tech companies?

IBM seems to want to compete with tech companies for staff like FB Google etc and I’m wondering if these types of companies or other large companies use layoffs as regularly.


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Illumina / Other

    Illumina Other

    It’s common for any tech company still dominated by leaders who hopped on the “Jack Welch is the greatest CEO ever” train in the 90s.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Uber BlueApron
    Shadow layoffs are common across all the big and glorious tech firms that promise utopia.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng Condition!
    Common in Cisco
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Facebook SNAPPYZ
    Layoff happen at companies that are shrinking or stagnating. Otherwise people are fired strictly for performance reason. A layoff is just a reverse headcount.
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
      +1 look at the companies laying off constantly. They are all stagnant.
      Mar 22, 2018
  • WalmartLabs / Eng ⛔️
    Walmart went from no mass layoffs ever to layoffs every year for the last few years. Respect for the individual went out the door also about they same time they started layoffs.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • SAP Hasso
    When I worked at SAP, they made it an effort to not have layoffs
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Adobe 3&($8/jk
      I was there in 2009, they did layoff post businessobjects acquisition but in general, they did offer voluntary retirement.
      Mar 22, 2018
  • Hootsuite / Mgmt
    50MI Inc

    Hootsuite Mgmt

    Amazon, Hootsuite
    I fart!
    50MI Incmore
    Retention is below the butthole here.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Twitch DingleBell
    Every company I've worked at has had layoffs periodically. It's a fact of life, sometimes performance based, sometimes financial based, sometimes political. What matters is severance. Cheapest I've seen is two weeks per year of service.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Lotl
    Amazon is laying off and they aren’t stagnant, just over-hired for wrong businesses.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft zVte84
    Microsoft is also big on layoffs ...entire teams at times for no better reason than politics. Seems no policing or awareness of the impact on employee morale.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Visa D123
    Doesnt happen here...we hardly hire, and the best
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Adobe 3&($8/jk
    Adobe used to lay off every November, right around thanksgiving. Lay off criteria was not clear so every holiday, we used to feel anxious. Very bad practice.

    Now, they just do it little by little, still a lot of layoff but most ppl don’t know as it’s not company wide. Vulnerable positions seem to be program managers and QE.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Veritas / Other BigMoeSl8r
    It’s common here
    Mar 22, 2018 0


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