HP acquisition of Poly is going through. I would ordinarily be excited but I have to wait and see if I'm going to be one of the victims of the usual acquisition-related cost-cutting. Hopefully, it won't be too bad. At least we can all hope and pray... — read more
The absence of any rational for redundancies over the last 3 years in France have led at least 16 people to complain. Even worse, half of them are suing Poly for age, racial and s-x discrimination with proven files!
Poly just spent 2 days laying off a ton of it's workers.
New CEO’s message is clear he does not care about the stock price. Only beating the competition. How does he plan to do that with products which are several generations behind. Sales fiddling the numbers, engineering covering up one delayed or... — read more
China and the U.S. were hit today. India will be hit next month. Other Silicon Valley companies such as Cisco and NVIDIA vowed not to lay off any employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Poly cuts even deeper. The execs should be ashamed of... — read more
That axe is still swinging there. At least there’s one area of consistency there.
Burton taking the low road. No public announcement about layoffs. Sources inside PLT suggest Burton splitting them up to avoid California EEO requirements. Predict another round of layoffs beginning early next fiscal quarter. Targets will be mainly... — read more
Plantronics has been suded by former employee claiming age led to layoff https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2018/06/28/plantronics-sued-by-former-employee-claiming-age-led-to-layoff/
Apparently so as the POLY logo is already taken. Say it ain’t so Joe! Whoops, Marketing jobs coming open :-)
Major layoffs as of January 10, 2019. How is that Polycom flavor tasting?
Anyone has more info?
Extensive executive reshuffling and backstabbing going on before kingdoms die and an aggressive workforce redistribution happens. All happening before the end of the year. Good luck!
From November all employees to 'work from home' fours days a week. The hostile takeover by Polycom is nearly complete. Joe and friends have destroyed a 50 year old brand. Go team!
Low cost model will k–l them in the future ...all jobs going to Mexico. Services and tech support roles will be 65% out of Mexico as company will pay pennies on the dollar. Zoom will be their doom
Layoffs ‘done’?!? Far from it. EMEA HR jobs being outsourced to Mexico...many many more changes coming soon. Future is far from rosy.
Joe, How low can you go? Your leadership is visible in the current stock price. I’m sure you are looking for heads to chop. Why not start with your own?
What's the latest? Any layoffs of Poly folks after the acquisition?
On the contrary, no layoffs at plantronics, we are hiring and expanding right now.
Sales are down 20 percent, marketing budget cut in half, now you tell me that we are not about to see massive labor downsizing by the end od summer. Who's gonna be laid off at plantronics will depend on what the leadership wants to accomplish within... — read more
Who's gonna buy us and bail us out?
Just the begining - few hundred to go. Polycom employees filling up senior management positions. Joe (CEO) former Polycom employee got his bonus and that's the most important thing!
Kannappan took his money and ran! Sold the people that helped build the company a bill of goods. Had direct reports fined by the feds and turned his ear when managers brought serious issues to him. Old PLT is dead!
Took Burton little time to destroy what PLT built over 30 years. KK somewhat responsible. Recent CFO change raises questions. PLT employees left aggressively looking for jobs. PLT had a solid name in the industry whereas a Polycom really had... — read more