Has anyone ever seen GK physically in the US? His constant WebEx presentations can be done from anywhere in this world. With his close ties to Japan and the shifting of operations to Mexico City, Costa Rica, Poland and India from the US, it would be... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Hitachi Vantara
I always knew I was underpaid at HV. When I became aware that I would never get a raise, I decided to get out of here and guess what.... for much less work I was paid much, much more. I was surprised when I was offered that amount and only then did... — read more
I recall there was talk from GK that the company wide bonus scheme didn't hit its metrics but they also understood with covid that delivering the numbers we did was still a not bad performance. and loads of people where let go. did that bonus p-t... — read more
I am very much in a hurry to leave this company as soon as possible, but of course I do my research carefully so that I do not happen to find myself again in a company that has bad management like this one. I'm really interested in how those who are... — read more
News is that HV hired a strategist to devise their next strategy. But its not just any strategist, its an AI powered strategist. You folks don't believe me?? Here is the link, refresh it and it will provide you the next multi million dollar IT... — read more
After 4.5 years of destroying this company they finally gave him the boot. I’m sure he is off to destroy more companies like in a bad Godzilla movie. How many more execs will follow him off the plank so GF’nK can bring in more of his cronies and milk... — read more
Why are people surprised that so many are walking away from HV? Both from management and regular employees? You don't need to be too smart to see that there's no future here, at least not if you want a decent job with decent pay and benefits and... — read more
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https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2021/04/21/hitachi-vantara-cuts-65-santa-clara-hires-3-execs.html -more layoffs confirmed so we can hire 3 new Execs.
People have been leaving GSC on a weekly basis. Francesco Russo was among the many that have left this sinking ship. There has been virtually no dialogue from our leaders since that very lame Town Hall meeting. Susan M is probably brushing up on... — read more
Someone said it very well, HV could soon become a case study. Maybe it could be a study on Management practices to avoid or how to try to maintain a top–heavy organizational structure for years. The conclusion would be that sometimes one has to... — read more
Is entirely prerecorded. most of the speakers are literally just reading their lines, and not even doing a good job doing that. SMH
So many people are wasting their energy on worrying about layoffs instead of using that energy to prepare for that very possibility. Layoffs are not as scary if you have all your ducks in a row. Make sure your resume is updated, send out some... — read more
When we keep laying keep people off?
Layoffs have begun in earnest. Quarterly targets haven’t been met and cuts have been made across the board. Sales are limited to existing customers which has been dwindling. Look for massive cuts end of this quarter or beginning of 2020. Start... — read more
I wish I had such amazing market outlook, very impressed with HVs impressive acquisition list Archivas (HCP) : i heard the acquisition cost was so high the company haven't yet made profit on it. However this might be the best acquisition... — read more
Just like the last few years, this is the beginning of yet another era as one era ends. We will see HV getting stupefied all over again just like what happened in the many expensive yet failed... — read more
This sounds to me like they are folding Vantara into GlobalLogic from https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hitachi-to-acquire-globallogic-a-leading-us-based-digital-engineering-services-company-301259254.html Hitachi will acquire... — read more
So many people keep complaining about how horrible HV is and yet they're still here. Which basically means that you choose to be miserable. The way I see it, if you are so unhappy here you should be bending over backwards to get out of this place... — read more
It’s getting harder to work here every day I feel like I’m just wasting my time here while thinking about leaving. I’ve been thinking about leaving for over a year and I’m not at all proud of it, because any delay is just a waste of time. In... — read more
I can't help compare HV with the ship stuck in the Suez Canal. Someone had the grand idea of steering the large HV ship through the canal of digital transformation and ended up stuck in it. Then the Japanese leadership (rudderless) has been hiring... — read more
I am very sorry for all my former colleagues who now face uncertainty and stress. I have heard that layoffs are underway and that it is impacting all areas. How many people will be laid off? Some support: If it will help anyone, I just decided to... — read more
There are many rumors that there could be layoffs by the end of the week. I don't know anything for certain and I'm not trying to create panic, but I’d like to know if anyone has more details about the possible layoffs that have been talked about in... — read more
I’m worried because I haven’t found any other option, but I hope that I will somehow manage if they let me know that I am no longer needed. I have a feeling my position is going to be cut, so I’m mentally preparing. I am anxious to the maximum and... — read more
Any guess what Suzy M’s All Hands meeting on Wednesday is about?
I don’t expect to hear anything good at the meeting. Lately I have had to mentally prepare for every meeting because I always hear something bad. As soon as I hear there is one coming up, I immediately get a stomach cramp. I don’t remember when... — read more
hmm, Wellness for employees "Want to know the secrets of living longer, better? " right after or in between "quiet" lay off.. WTF!!
I’ve noticed that there are a lot of talented young people here who think they’re not good enough. That’s not true and I don’t know where that lack of confidence comes from? They are simply afraid to leave, most likely because they are humiliated... — read more
I am not sure when was the last time I heard some clear vision and goal towards which the HV is heading. It may be because the HV no longer has any vision at all, please correct me if I am wrong. How that happened, I don’t know. Without vision, it... — read more
I was full of enthusiasm when I came here and I wanted to progress quickly and acquire new skills. However, all my efforts were thwarted, I was often in a situation where others took credit for my work and I did not have many opportunities to prove... — read more
Any other takeaways from the town hall?
My guess about today’s meeting will be about Storage Class Memory if not, it will be about layoffs.
Seriously! It’s not like we’re going to get any answers on questions of importance. If anything, these town hall meetings are a bunch of smoke and mirrors. There is seldom (if any) transparency. It’s just used so executives can have their 10 minutes... — read more
So its been a while since GFK and his cronies have come onboard. Usually it takes 60-90 days for a new CEO to figure out what they want to do going forward - in most cases, they actually come in on Day 1 with a draft plan in their heads if not on... — read more
I’m in my mid 20s and in a few months it will be my 3rd year with HV. How long should an employee remain to gain experience/knowledge before moving on to another company? I’ve been told time and again that HV should be used as a stepping stone and... — read more
Honestly, I would love to get laid off in this company of empty promises as soon as possible. I'm still sticking around because I would like to get my severance pay. However I’m looking for other options and there are a few appealing ones, but it’s... — read more
I'd expect to see them continue indefinitely, just not as a one big wave. We've seen this before - you know when you hear about a few people being cut here and there every few days? IMO, that's how this will proceed until they're happy with the... — read more
Someone said that the signs of the ship sinking were clearly seen even before 2015. I haven’t been in the company for that long, so I only see them now and I can only compare the situation as it is now and as it was two years ago. There is a drastic... — read more
What cesspool of ego, and old-school management style. If HV fired every director and above, with the exception of a few, a very select few, C-levels, Directors and VPS, and kept the people who actually do the work, they would be 100% more efficient... — read more