Fact of the Day: Number of Job Applications Received by IBM

IBM(IBM) used to be a great company to work for decades ago. That is no longer the case. These days the company is a yet another average tech shop that runs on its former glory. IBM had a total employee count of about 346,000 worldwide in 2020. The number of employees in the US remains a secret per Statista. As early as 2017, a NY Times article noted that the company had more employees in India than in the US.

Despite all this, IBM received 3 million applications in 2020 according to a recent WSJ piece.

It is indeed shocking that 3 million people want to work for a company that is a former shell of itself. Unlike the past when it was a pioneer in innovation, today it is mostly a “body shop” in tech parlance.

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