This is no longer the same company I started working for. I get paid well and I am personally satisfied as far as that is concerned, but good pay doesn’t necessarily equal a happy employee. I used to be really proud when I got a job here and when I... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Lenovo
Original article here: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/3-ways-senior-leaders-create-a-toxic-culture?utm_source=pocket-newtab 3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture Leadership teams risk setting an example that some of the worst... — read more
After 5 years of service Lenovo decided to randomly cut me loose and layoff about 12% of it's Salesforce in NA. Both Field and ISR's were affected and I believe it's across every segment. totally blindsided after the company had an all-time year in... — read more
Do you expect Lenovo to surpass the best performance in history it achieved in the previous fiscal year? What do you expect in the field of innovative products and solutions, will there be more? Can progress in smart transformation be even greater?... — read more
I'm wondering if the major round of layoffs is scheduled for April? I've heard a few people say it's most likely going to happen next month but they're not high enough to know for sure (unless they have a source I don't know about, which is... — read more
I have never seen more toxic leaders in one place. It is disappointing as there is such great talent that really believes in the mission, but weekly more and more of those individuals are leaving. You have a culture where it is me first. Who cares... — read more
In my over 10 years at Lenovo, I have noticed two types of employees that the management (former IBM employees who are now managers, directors, and executive directors at Lenovo) tend to favor: # 1 other former IBM employees and their families AND #... — read more
I hate being made aware that layoffs are coming but not knowing anything else about what's going to happen. So now I have to worry over the when, how many, and who for who knows how long. I truly wish they'd just drop layoffs on us instead of doing... — read more
If layoffs at Lenovo come as a surprise to you, then it's your own fault. Everybody should know by now that layoffs are simply a fact of life here. The best thing you can do is be prepared all the time. Keep your resume updated and make sure you're... — read more
I've been visiting this forum for a while but what finally made me post was the confession of a person who was put on the blacklist so that he could never work at Lenovo again. I’m thinking, who would want to be re-employed after learning about the... — read more
It was nice that he announced it so it was clear. The only questions are when and how many? I expect a lot from the former DCG group. No sympathy for anyone there.
I hear that the mgmt is tracking team member productivity and that we are more productive since we are working from home. Does anyone know how they are tracking productivity? Also, if they are truly tracking productivity - are they taking... — read more
Seems like things are going well for Lenovo, does that mean we are safe from layoffs for now?
Layoffs coming at end of February in the US. It never ends!
5 year high! What is going on? Can it continue?
I left because of the toxic work culture. In my experience, the environment is abusive and emotionally traumatizing. Even after leaving I still have trauma from dealing with the abuse. Some people are able to get away from any accountability while... — read more
So, unfortunately, I have heard that more layoffs are to hit in April. When you get rid of the team that designs your SAP solutions you are no longer going to sell high-end 4 and 8 socket servers. Best of luck everyone and start planning your... — read more
I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens before the end of FY21 In March. Hell the sales teams haven’t even gotten quotas yet and no reporting to show attainment as we enter the 3rd month in Q3. WTF is our leadership doing??? Get rid of the highly... — read more
Try finding a new job as soon as you can. Layoffs will come again in May 2021 and no one is safe no matter what position you are at. If you think your name will never be called, think again. Layoffs are a tradition at Lenovo.
Heard of several layoffs today - in marketing/sales related group. Minor but more to come. Where else can they cut??? Still no quotas out for the DCG team- What is so hard about this? The operations backend is stretched beyond belief- But... — read more
The moral is at all time low. There are secret unannounced promotions, secret retention plans, secret rises, and other measures to keep people from leaving. There is a reason DCG didn’t announce business results objectives for employee... — read more
Well, it sure looks like layoffs are coming based on a few well placed questions and lack of transparency in answers from my direct boss. I have a feeling it is time for all of us to get the resume polished and ready.
People I haven't heard from in well over a year are all of a sudden reaching out like desperate lemmings. I have received at least 7 connection requests in the last couple of days since the weekend on LI. People not willing to assist when laid off... — read more
I quit Lenovo two weeks ago after I was uncomfortable with senior leadership asking my team to remove all references to Hong Kong and Taiwan from partner marketing material & wanted us to pressure partners to do the same (or to refer to them as... — read more
Layoffs aside, taking into account managerial personality, work/life balance (or lack thereof), lack of moral conduct, ethics, and general integrity. Not to mention blatant favoritism, good 'ole boys club mentality, and general lack of opportunities... — read more
I was a DCG lay off and wondering how are things now? Seems like a lot of the DCG leadership is leaving or on sabbatical and there are lots of chief operating officers and chiefs of staffs. Lots of chiefs. How are things?
YY says earnings are great!
After the close of the fiscal year there are already plans for resource action.
Leave Lenovo the first chance you get. The pain will only continue to get worse. I have a wonderful, stable job now. I am respected and rewarded and I wish the best for you. You have to understand the work environment Is terrible and... — read more
I left Lenovo back in 2017 (took voluntary leave offer) and at the moment I was terrified. I worked a contract job for 18 months, but finally I was able to get another job. Unfortunately, the skills that I learned at Lenovo did not translate as... — read more
I was laid off last year. They just finished layoffs a week or so ago. I got a call from a manager there asking me if I wanted to come back and help try to right everything that has gone wrong since I was gone. I told him under 1 condition: I would... — read more
I know what you are going through. I went through it last year myself. My personality has never been able to process change like that well and filled with a lot of unnecessary negative thoughts. You WILL find work again. This layoff IS NOT YOUR... — read more
Hardly knew ye Article on CRN.com
To the folks that have successfully called the last two layoff cycles, what's next? Certainly the company isn't staying put with reduced headcount and increased quotas and expecting growth. We are losing executives in North America and have teams... — read more
Smooth move of China to attack India. India is actually an area where market share for lenovo is pretty good. Not anymore!
Come on ladies and gentlemen¡! You should know by now that MAY is the month when IBM and LENOVO make their cuts, ALWAYS. That's always been the case. Stop crying. You knew a long time ago thay you will be on the chopping board at some point. Now... — read more
I love Lenovo and i Hope to go back. But they should stop giving lip service to how important women are in the workplace when the entire board of higher ups is 99% Chinese men. Also, we got an email talking about bonuses YESTERDAY. And my boss... — read more
Has the emea folk been informed yet?
When contractors are exited, FTE follow shortly after!!! FYE is June 30th and they don't want to drag the burden in to FY2021. You can see the writing on every wall and continue to ignore it. Ask yourself this: Have contractors been terminated?... — read more