Target over 40 workers and non Indians in LR. Throw about 20-30% under 40's in there to hide the discrimination. Then, most internal opportunities are given to under 40 and Indian. You end up with a real layoff in 90% of over 40. We know. They... — read more
It's quite surreal. Never a word about tech trends, competition, new products, nothing. Exactly. It's a sign of a dying company. Unfortunately, I do not believe that Cisco will ever get back on track and focus on new products or trends again... — read more
tired of seeing all the trolls and everything regarding RTP. a lot of people read this site not knowing if things are trolls or not. With that being said, is RTP really closing and if so where was this announced and is it on Cisco's sites anywhere?
Joined TAC in right before the pandemic really kicked off. In the years since there is an increase focus on “metrics” in tac, and management uses them to paint a sh---y picture of whoever they don’t like. I have watched initiatives to literally... — read more
All sh*ts ELT talk about is politics, the travel to Davos, and social impact. Lets be real. Who cares about that when Cisco is laying people off and bleeding talents? ELT just lives off of company money to fulfill their self-ego and is... — read more
Any more layoffs happened this week in addition to the 4000 folks ?
After over 40 mins in the hold queue, the HR rep was incredibly rude as soon as he found out I was impacted by the layoffs and needed to ask about the separation plan. And he gave incorrect information. It’s traumatizing enough to be laid off without... — read more
Be great if anyone in the USA can post what their package looks like. I heard 3 months plus 60 days on payroll.
Cisco is certainly not a company for those who cannot bear the pressure of never being able to relax knowing that cuts are a constant threat here. Is there any other tech company with a higher layoff frequency than Cisco? I doubt it.
Anyone else on it? Did they use the opportunity to provide clarity on the restructuring and provide empathy? Or did they show pictures of the exec leaders travelling and enjoying themselves at Davos? Place your bets ... Honestly, you couldn't... — read more
RTP's demise announced today along with the elimination of Americas sales. All products to be fulfilled by Amazon. RTP offices to become warehouses.
“Controlling labor costs via periodic layoffs is like breathing for Silicon Valley: cyclical, necessary for life,” Malcolm Harris, author of the forthcoming book “Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism and the World,” told me. The layoffs... — read more
This was just the "rebalancing" LR. Do not forget that CR said this "rebalancing" will continue till Nov 2023. This is just January. The LR due to recession is yet to be announced, my dear CCSGs (Cisco Certified Sacrificial Goats). Till then, be... — read more
"Data error" in first round of calcs. Actual numbers of older workers affected dramatically higher than they "initially thought." A good law firm could destroy them on this. Discovery could well find out that the first data calc was "massaging the... — read more
Even communist countries use money because you can’t have infinite consumption with zero production. Very few companies don’t experience large failures over time so “executives doing a great job” isn’t a realistic solution. If you don’t support... — read more
Barely any AMs or SEs were layed off. They had us all worrying over nothing.
I didn’t believe it but I got read the cold, impersonal script this morning. The hand finally came back to bite me.
Last acquisition was Opsani - January 28, 2022....
As the title says post here if you got a notice you're being laid off. If possible, what role in sales you played too.
Anyone receive consultation emails for LR this morning? Or am I the only "lucky" one? Although, there has to be at least 99 people affected for these emails to come out. Bang after end of H2.
Fake opps in the pipeline Low morale Increased workload to cover those that got laid off AppD Cloud is a joke - even open source is better The leaders have hardware but no software sales experience
A lot of HR, hiring managers and talent acquisitions of other companies used to want to hire anyone who previously worked at Cisco, but not anymore, these days. Because more and more HR, hiring managers and talent acquisitions of other tech... — read more
Instead of hiring from other companies, why does the company prefer to hire from within the company? If the company doesn’t hire from other companies, it gets more and more toxic and political, doesn't it? Just vicious cycle. Has anyone moved from... — read more
As we know, the Americas Sales has been a disaster under RB. The worse is yet to come from RB. The new quarter will start with layoff notifications that will be demoralizing. Sadly, this will be the new norm under her reign of incompetence. Rest... — read more
Several colleagues of mine at TAC Japan told me that they had an interview with Director of TAC Japan, not with their manager. They were asked to leave or move. Seems the layoff has finally come to Japan. What about you?
I'm not saying it's ideal, but several of my colleagues have found work on the current job market, which means you shouldn't despair but send applications! What are the experiences of others who are now trying to land something new?
This applies more so for CR and his horde of nonfunctioning cronies, VPs, Sr. Directors, Directors - the whole management chain! Focus on US and UK. Reference:... — read more
I did not even know that MS is in the security business https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/microsoft-s-security-arm-is-now-a-20-billion-per-year-business/ar-AA16K1fh?cvid=30e0b209286242c287d1d0d358728b73
It's not that the management in the companies where I previously worked was especially dedicated to encouraging employees to give their best, but nowhere was this kind of fear management present as in Cisco. I sometimes get the impression that... — read more
How important is remote work to you? I like working from home, but it's not something that's a must for me. I live alone, though, so I'm guessing people who have families and like spending time with them might feel differently. But my main question... — read more
Why are there so many tech layoffs, and why should we be worried? Stanford scholar explains https://news.stanford.edu/2022/12/05/explains-recent-tech-layoffs-worried/
Just curious. Do you guys think the severance package for the next round of layoff will be even better than this one? Or maybe this is the best one we will ever get?
Clueless Maria Martinez is requiring engineers to be in the office 2-3 days per week starting Feb 2023. Expecting a high attrition to follow...
Any update on the GSSO layoffs.
When are the webex sales and marketing layoffs? I keep hearing it is coming? Timing? Can we get rid of AR to save jobs for employees who are actually working and not taking vacations on company?
Between JS and RB All-hands shown for next week looks like the shoes are ready to drop. I am sure they will stay on-script. Largest font please.
Wow. An SE all hands this week of all weeks and not even an acknowledgement that we’re all wondering if we will still have jobs next week.
I absolutely agree with someone who wrote that headcuts are the only tool our leadership knows to use to make the books look decent at the end of the quarter. What are the other ways they could achieve this besides cuts? There are certainly some... — read more
I got an offer from a place that just finished a round of layoffs. I applied and interviewed before those cuts so I thought I would never hear from them again, but here we are. It's a good offer and I'm leaning toward accepting it, but the whole... — read more
Nearly 60,000 Laid Off In January So Far As Major Firms Increase Cuts Nearly 60,000 employees lost their jobs in large corporate layoffs in the U.S. so far this month—the highest monthly total since Forbes began tracking layoffs fueled by... — read more