The long trickle of layoffs looks like it's come to an end...there's nobody left! Support outsourced to Panama Development outsourced to various Eastern European countries QA isn't necessary if there's no development Marketing was shut... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Quest Software Inc.
To be announced tomorrow- explains the recent layoffs
Everything Quest does now is about cost cutting. They are just a nearly dead brand hoping to hang on long enough for a good exit. Their restructuring efforts have nothing to do with trying to grow its all about shedding cost. You cannot cut... — read more
I am curious.. Doesn’t working for a company that year after year struggles to make numbers each quarter, even in a good economy, get old? Doesn’t sitting around waiting for the next round of layoffs, hoping you get your merit increase get to... — read more
How they think anyone who has been with the company for more than 3 years would think that a new tag line and another restructuring was going to lead to anything is beyond me. If you can’t generate sales your problems go beyond anything a new tagline... — read more
I know Friday is usually not a layoff day but somebody mentioned that more people received notification, and now I'm worried once again. Can anybody confirm if this is true? Personally, I think people are scared and they're projecting, but it would... — read more
This company is a dumpster fire now. Quest used to have a great reputation as a software leader with quality support teams. Now they are just garbage. What a shame. Ever since Francisco Partners and Elliot Management took over in 2016 it has been all... — read more
They just laid off the Dublin Ohio support team. Cost cutting appears to be the goal and some long-term employees were included.
One Identity is in the process of being folded back into Quest with a (rumoured) serious amount of layoff's due in the next fortnight, including an expected massive hit to support (both One Identity and Quest) - which is already far too slim. Its... — read more
New CEO has created a new management structure with a total of 0 years experience dealing with enterprise customers. Removed alot of experienced senior managers and replaced with yes men. Looks like we have another soon-to-be failed CEO running the... — read more
Lots of cost cutting (very minor stuff like Slack) to save every penny. Add that the new CEO seems to have done some significant house cleaning and the only exec not mentioned anymore on the Quest web site is Data Management. It does raise the... — read more
Anyone have any news on how / if Covid is impacting sales / renewals? Any redundancy risks within the sales / support teams?
Well the accountant from Francisco Partners found another "bottom of the barrel" candidate - the former CEO of Corel Corp. They did so well with Word Perfect and Corel Draw that they think he can turn Quest around. I'm sure that he will be able to... — read more
Already in place.
Well technically, he resigned but the reality is that Jeff was fired. I'm surprised it took Francisco Partners this long to send him packing! Hopefully the "team" that he brought with him will get "laid off" as well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Sources reported layoffs of the entire U.S. based support teams, Directors on down to be phased out by mid-January 2020. Extra support staff to be hired in Panama for continued support with a small U.S. team to be put into place for Federal... — read more
Potential Questions to Ask if and When Changing Jobs What do you like best about working at the company? Are there any awesome perks or special treats for employees? Every business has it's own culture and way of doing things - what is the office... — read more
Look at how Jeff (and his minions) have run other companies and you see the pattern. Sell off any tangible assets (ie buildings) under the "we're not a real estate company". Drastically cut people on day 1 (he cut close to 1/3 of Quest) to... — read more
In case anybody cares, there were more layoffs at Quest yesterday. Is it just me, or has this company lost even the semblance of job security?
Not hearing anything in the news or anywhere? What's the current situation? Was the split from Dell really the last straw?
There are rumours. How many survived this time ?
What’s that going to do for Quest ? How many times have they tried sharepoint now and failed ? So funny.
Any details of layoffs across the Americas / EMEA / APAC ?
I heard that some people are being let go this month in the US ? Can anyone confirm ? Or is it just natural attrition.
Anyone left ?
has anyone been looking at the reviews about Quest on glassdoor ? Amusing. Every time someone comes up with a seemingly honest (albeit negative) experience of the "new" Quest, it gets shot down by Lu-Ann their HR damage control specialist. I think it... — read more
As a partner, its interesting watching these threads, Who manages the partners now ? I heard that some of the management were let go ?
I hear from a reliable source in the Cork office that Netvault may be close to reaching a non viable position. Margins on this product have struggled for some time now and I understand a decision is close to stop developing it further which has... — read more
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/property/on-the-quest-of-a-wave-cork-office-block-for-sale-for-21-million-848663.html A sad development of the colorful times we live in. — read more
I've been hearing about more layoffs coming to Quest sometime in the next two months. Anybody here has any more info on it? I'm kind of hoping that it's just an overblown office speculation that somehow turned into a "fact," but knowing Quest more... — read more
Quest/DSG is but a distant memory now. How are the various BUs doing? I noticed that KACE seems to have had an overhaul - can it now compete with the big boys? What about the DP portfolio - is the DR still on Dell OEM? Has the team managed to find... — read more
DSG was dead on arrive all. Michael Dell & John Swainson (and his crack team if a-- kissers) killed it. These PE dic---ads think they can revive the damned thing, but it’s too late. Good money after bad. — read more
After seeing the numbers at the all hands meeting, it can only be a matter of time. Booking shortfalls north of $200 million. Fudging numbers so that the execs can take home their fat bonuses before the entire house of cards collapses on itself. Many... — read more
Exiting the DP hardware and KACE appliances and ceasing production and sales. Putting all their DP money on a software-based storage system. — read more
One Identity remains firmly on track to be the 1st major Elliot partnership disposal. The acquisition of Balabit is considered a key marker to investors of the product's potential for further development and growth. Further to this the UK management... — read more
... there's a strange echo in the Quest offices... anybody out there???
My sources indicate Micro Focus may be lining up some offer for the data protection business. Netvault may be further spun out itself as the product has little shelf life left but some creative accounting may come to the rescue. Rapid Recovery with... — read more
So Data Protection seem to have a first reality check, who is going next ?