It used to be nice to work here. That’s why it’s so hard for me to bear when I see how this company has become so lost. This used to be a company that offered people their dream jobs and just look at it now. Have they completely lost their compass?... — read more
I heard thru the grapevine that there was a recent round of layoffs. Any truth to that rumor? US or UK?
After almost four years here, I’m not sure if I’ve simply developed a thicker skin or grown my skillset.... Of course, it's my fault that I didn't leave earlier, but I would like no one to repeat my mistake and stay here, or waste their time because... — read more
Received an invite recently from the CEO for an all-day celebration at Mercedes-Benz World in UK to show appreciation to all employees. Looked to be an enjoyable event. Invite quickly followed by event “cancellation”. Invite then resent to only... — read more
How is your job search going? Looking for a job has never been harder for me. I was a lot more successful looking for my previous jobs. I’m not despairing yet though I really hoped to find a new job much faster. It's been a few months now and I still... — read more
I've been stressing and worrying about layoffs every day - including weekends - long enough. I might not be ready to just walk away, but what I can do is prepare my resignation letter and start looking. It takes the desperation and rush out of a job... — read more
I have been sitting back and watching the posts lately about this and that - the “courses” seems to be an issue that needs to be addressed by this company as it is popping up fairly often. The facts are these: The vast majority of employees in this... — read more
People start working every day with cramps in their stomach. It seems to me that morale has never been worse. Almost everyone is looking for a job somewhere else because this company is slowly becoming completely dysfunctional. Backstabbers... — read more
I worked at several companies before I came here and now I can almost say with certainty that Synamedia values hard work the least of all these companies. And there is the explanation why the situation in the company is as it is. Moreover, now that I... — read more
Year end ratings to be communicated shortly. Since bonus ranges were tied directly to year-end rating, Finance and Senior "Leadership" gave direction that higher grade levels in US, UK and Israel were not to be rated "exceptional" to reduce overall... — read more
Just when you thought it was safe to start growing again there are strong rumours of the return of your favourite destroyer. Yes - add up the clues... Mr. P leaves abruptly. Next up - YK, your favourite company wrecker, starts to turn up in video... — read more
What does it all mean? Is this a shift in power towards UK? There’ll be nothing now to stop massive cuts in engineering. Short term gain but it will ki-l the products that we’ve worked so hard on.
Dear Customer, I want to apologise that your project will be delivered late. As you know we have a world leading engineering team but they are hyper busy at the moment. The calendars are full. My current calendar is as follows: Monday 19th July -... — read more
Which side is sinking faster? Who is dragging down who? Will there be greener pastures if the unholy marriage is given the chop?
Big changes in senior manager line up?
We'll miss you. Just kidding. No one will notice.
I worked here for seven years. I can't be so dishonest as to say that there weren't any good things here. There were some, but the best thing that happened to me was getting laid off. If it hadn't happened, I’d probably still be wasting time here... — read more
Layoffs will likely continue until the legal bill has been paid and we all go on to live happily ever after in the building we thought we'd left.
Layoffs have just ended a few weeks ago and I'm already seeing job openings for the same positions that were cut. This makes me so mad - it was never about saving costs on laying off bad performers. Instead, it was all about getting rid of the best... — read more
Obligatory email last week announcing head of HR was "leaving", a roundabout way of saying she was forced out or was invited to resign. Watch for more cuts coming soon - it's earning season - and announcements of job expansion in India. New CEO... — read more
15+ UK based Support Team employees laid off. Most have been supporting customers for over 10 years!
New Synamedia building in Jerusalem is half the size of the old one because over half the employees have left or been let go. When will this down spiral end?
Realize this ... there won’t be better days. Look at the industry you’re in. Look at the trends in video, look at your competitors, and then look at what you are building. Look at who is leading. What is your plan? Figure that out before you start... — read more
Synamedia is in a death spiral thanks to leadership in finance. They do not understand the business or the importance of “industry related experience” or “subject matter expertise” so they’re laying off skilled, experienced developers to replace... — read more
So LWR is looking for a new home. Contenders - an abandoned WinnDixie and 3 closed down RadioShack stores.
Clueless Sales team. Lost major service contract with key US MSO. Influencers on customer side were unaware contract was not renewed until sales team contacted them after the fact. Huge miss, sales tries to downplay it. Best of luck trying to make up... — read more
How is this week looking?
Things do not look good for Synamedia now
I know about 7, there are more.
There are rumors of more cuts in LWR, I am not sure how many there are.
In many other cases the new CEO comes in to fix problems, so I wonder if there will be any good solutions for the company. I think Synamedia needs some good changes but I'm not sure what to expect from leadership changes at the top. Any thoughts on... — read more
It's really quiet today, so for once in my life I'm going to be optimistic and say we might be done with this round finally.
Are cuts done for now or will there be more next week?
But will Lawrenceville be OK? Who cares.
Layoffs in LWR last week. Half of our team got hit. No mention of it in the quarterly meeting a week ago. "Things are moving along as planned and we are executing, and gaining new customers, bla, bla, bla." If you work in LWR, looks like the plan... — read more
Any news if this is being paid and when.
Technicolor stock price down 98% in the last 5 years. Still trending down. Which will be the first to be gone from this earth, Synamedia or Technicolor ? They're in a big dogfight to try and be the first. My money is on Synamedia. Somebody... — read more
Rumors circulating more cuts happening this week, LWR losing more to NDS 2.0 mis-management.