Anyone have any news on how / if Covid is impacting sales / renewals? Any redundancy risks within the sales / support teams?
Topics regarding layoffs at Quest Software Inc.
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.
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
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
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?
Any details of layoffs across the Americas / EMEA / APAC ?
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.
I heard that some people are being let go this month in the US ? Can anyone confirm ? Or is it just natural attrition.
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
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'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
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
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???
across the board
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 ?
Was fired from Quest 1 year ago this week and thank goodness for that. Took 6 mo off, was recruited by good friends to join a progressive company and I'm now havin' a great time. If you're still with Quest, take heart. You're good enough, you're... — read more
I find it funny the amount of recent and negative reviews Quest is getting on Glassdoor ... especially once you see the CHRO (!) answering to most of them with a broken disk "...and please contact me by email to discuss matter in more details" ... — read more
Well according to the CEO, he has been surprised at the amount of voluntary attrition (people quitting) that has happened since he took the helm. Maybe more layoffs won't be needed but as a friendly reminder, will the last person out the door turn... — read more
They are posting quite a few attractive offers in my country... but from what I have been reading on this site, this company doesn't really have a future then? Better stay away from it?
Remember that Quest is now owned by "vulture" capitalists. They got sold a bill of goods from Dell and once they realized it, they changed the strategy from "try to grow a software company" to "try to save what we can". This led to the company being... — read more
Shortly after I joined the my team it became clear to me that Dell was about to sell Quest.... Noone had indicated or disclosed that during the interview process as I was joining the company. There was a lot of unknown things hanging up in the air... — read more
would be good to layoff more folks.
QUEST SW will have layoffs. Company needs to shrink by 30 to 40%
Anyhow the clock is ticking .... only way to achieve targets is to keep cutting support staff.