IBM gave out raises again this year and I received one in contrast to last year. Given the economy and job situations that are out there, I’m happy to have a job. I’m happy to have gotten an increase when so many people in IBM didn’t. I’m happy that I live below my means so I don’t need an increase. I’m not oblivious to how lucky and blessed I am.
That said, I’m personally unhappy with the results. IBM had a strong year last year. IBM, Tivoli, and Tivoli Security all three had a great first quarter. And with all of that, the raises across the board sucked.
I’m now at 85% of the MRP meaning that people in my position in my area make on average 15% more than I do. Despite my management team telling me that I’m a top performer I’m just not feeling the love from IBM right now.
Yes, I know: cue the world’s smallest violin…
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This is actually one of the reasons my friend Matt moved to Seattle to come to work for Isilon, and I suspect there are many people in similar situations. If you ever decide to look for a job in Seattle… :)
Actually, since you make 85% of what they make, if you turn that around they are making about 17.6% more than you. Not that knowing that helps you…
Here’s to living below your means, since that’s the part you have complete control over! With that said, sorry for your disappointment.
Yeah, I didn’t feel the IBM love, though I didn’t have quite as many PBC 1’s as you did. After I did the math, on average I got inflation + the raises the two years I was promoted. I am pretty sure I was worth more than that to the org.