IBM has changed since the 70's
Business Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 30 November 2017
As usual with big companies, the focus is on profits and shareholder returns.
All the perks that existed when I joined in the 70's are gone. Job security no longer exists, part of the reason I joined IBM. My job no longer exists, and neither do the people who worked for me.
Many functional level decision were made without involving those with the knowledge of the business.
Canada was the poor cousin of the US. Whatever the US wanted, Canada had to comply, even if it meant significant job losses and loss of revenue.
The world changes and companies need to keep up. But do to that IBM has sacrificed jobs and loyalty.
Big company with a long history
Long hours with little work / life balance