It's not much better elsewhere, but at least we're not the worst. https://americaclosed.com/us-it-layoffs-2017/
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Anyone knows if this focal includes raises and promos like a year ago? Or is it stock only?
Lame or what?
Good analysis, worth a read. With the level of IBNS competition as projected by Gartner to rise dramatically in the next three years, and with a qualitative market shift under way to generic switches and routers using open source software, Cisco... read more
WPA2 flaws... f--- it now... https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/ This is probably one of the most important news stories of the moment. This makes all the... read more
I have had the displeasure of working with Cisco's IT. They are clueless, even when presented with clear requirements. Cisco is betting on software - the problem is their IT staff cannot develop the software that is needed. Their agile approach is a... read more
I was a top performer making $185k base. I was cut 4 months ago. I know my former team is hiring. If I reach out to the mgr to ask for my previous job, what are the chances that I will get it back? Is it a good idea, or the dumbest move?
Please post here if you or somebody on your team was affected this round. Please mention what BU or group you're in, and as much of demographic info. and grade as you can. Also - does anyone know if US LR is now finished? Or is there more to come in... read more
http://www.nasdaq.com/video/jim-cramer--cisco-stock-will-go-to--35-within-next-6-months-518648439 This would be good news, as higher share price usually means fewer layoffs.
Whenever you think you are somewhat stable and safe think about it two times - you may be wrong. For example people, right now, are talking about job cuts here in San Jose.
When your manager and the rest of the management chain meet in San Jose to decide who to layoff. Same story, different quarter. AWS and Azure are beasts.
Eventually someone somewhere will figure out every BU and BE has their own training team, their own project management office, their own cheerleader and then a bunch of people to "interlock" those people with the same function inside other groups... read more
It is unbelievable how Microsoft was looking like a stagnant company and Nadela turned it around. Same would be needed to save Cisco. There is no innovation; routing and switching boxes are commodities. The Chinese learned how to do it. More and more... read more
Things will not get better, here is why: Virtual-networking software is literally killing demand for high-end hardware. Chinese are not kidding, they compete like nobody else The government and NSA do not help with all spying rumors, kills us... read more
Heard from a friend that two people were impacted in his team. Both about 40 years old white men.
How many of you wear your THANKS JOHN shirt on the regular?
There's just no way 80% of employees would ever recommend Cisco to friend (unless they truly hated those friends). And how could anyone approve of Chuck? Is this how one gets saved from LRs? By writing a positive review?
Spent a decade and a half as blue badge, Cisco did indeed change much over that time, as did the world. I wouldn't say Cisco is a bad place at all, it's just way, way different than the early 2000s. It's not Cisco's fault it is the way it is; the... read more
If Cisco eliminated their entire IT department next week would this hinder or help your business unit?
Noticed a line item for a red stapler CapEx write off in next qtr, assuming this will hit Lawrenceville the hardest
I've been trying to figure out if the 1,100 job cuts that were announced by Cisco a few months ago already took place, or are these layoffs we keep hearing about still a part of that? Just wondering if we will be able to relax any time soon. If these... read more
Overheard this in the B10L3 cafe this morning
In my experience: 1.) CAP manager 2.) Anyone title containing the word "Security" 3.) All of Eng IT
Heard there will be layoffs in legal, including senior people. Still no word on if the most senior person in department has been laid off. He should be! Who monitors the compliance of the Chief Compliance Officer? What a joke.
Meetings are scheduled today to brief everybody about the layoffs. GES (Global Enterprise Segment) seems to have been hit hard. A lot of VERY talented people hit.
30 day notice 30 day pay in loo 1 month cobra Sign waiver and get 3 months pay 4 months cobra Outplacement help.
The reason I ask is because no-one in collab will tell me. Makes it very hard to sell to my customers as they always ask!!!
These constant LRs are like a band-aid on a major laceration to the jugular. I'm tired of this! The ELT and CEO are ruining the Cisco brand. They are focusing on removing anyone over 40 or at particular grade levels to save ST costs at the expense of... read more
The latest layoffs, which include senior engineers and numerous senior-level positions, follow five years of cost-cutting at Cisco and come amid a shift away from hardware to software and services. The layoffs were announced about a month after the... read more
Does anyone know if any upcoming layoffs will affect lawrenville, GA?
This is the only job the mgrs have at Cisco. Fire 10% you dont get along well with and then ask for reqs and hire 10% same Quarter
Since I'm sure marketing will also be impacted (because we always are), I wanted to see if anyone knows when that will hit, and for which orgs? And I agree with those who posted earlier - this isn't my first Cisco layoff rodeo, and the stealthy ones... read more
2017 Cisco Deadwood Survey, follow the format below: Total Team Members: 8 Deadwood Team Members: 3 Of the deadwood team members, how many are salvageable: 1 Of the deadwood team members, how many would you like to see receive a package tomorrow: 2... read more