Thread regarding CDK Global Inc. layoffs

So what are your thoughts on the new leadership in engineering and product?

Just wondering what your thoughts on Reeder and Anderson owning the world of R&D.

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This thread seem like it was modified due to mentioning of the people by name. To give context I posted that anyone who was part of the Fast Path favoritism program created by old leadership should be let go immediately. They have a weird cult affiliation and look out for each other over anyone else. They also have the same toxic philosophy as former CTO and are promoted for political purpose not for merit. CDK will not improve until the leftovers of the old regime are gone.

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Post ID: @Bjdv+105z70kL

don’t post names, mods will nuke the thread.

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Post ID: @ulri+105z70kL

How is it that the same people responsible for the biggest messes and probably the worst leaders ever keep getting more and more power? I think this is getting worse by the minute. No leaders left to look up to in R&D. Most people I know don’t have faith in the new CTO...

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Post ID: @slxw+105z70kL

Thank you thank you thank you! Every time I grow reminiscent and wistful for the good old days I read one of these posts about how things really are and am GLAD I am not there! Sorry - best wishes to those still trapped inside - It's a good environment out here in the market!

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Post ID: @7mgb+105z70kL

Thanks, @105z70kL-5rux and @105z70kL-5czg, for answering my question. I now remember printed notes on huddle room doors blocking them for weeks at a time for "Fast Path."

Right idea, sounds poorly executed, and we may not be in a position financially to invest in employees in a meaningful way.

We just cancelled all the Six Sigma projects and employees pursuing certifications were left for dead overnight.

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Post ID: @6xqo+105z70kL

Fast path as a total disaster. I had two employees that went thru the program . One just used the program to travel to another office for months, quit as soon as she came back. The project she was assigned wasn’t even new or really all that vAluable. There was no management training, no real up leveling. It was just used as a way to let execs interact with well regarded young employees directly... since the program wasn’t worthwhile, it just built them up to ask for raises the company would never offer and push them to look externally quicker.

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Post ID: @5rux+105z70kL

I inquired about fast path and told that persons my age need not apply. It was envisioned as a way to help young employees jump over long-time employees on the career ladder to motivate the long-time employees to become more like the younger employees (elsewhere).

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Post ID: @5ujw+105z70kL

I think the actual name was 'Fast Path'. It was an initiative carried out two or three years ago to groom current employees for management positions. Employees with good performance reviews were nominated by their managers and selected for the program.

They were given special training sessions and worked on special projects with fellow participants to demonstrate what they had learned. I don't know how many actually got promoted as a result of the program. I do know of one person who didn't get laid off in one of the 'big ones' because it would have looked bad to fire someone who had just been anointed as a future mover and shaker.

Note: I was not a participant in this program, my limited knowledge of it came from outside observation.

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Post ID: @5czg+105z70kL

What is that Fast Pass boot camp reference all about? Have not heard it mentioned before and maybe it would explain a lot of previously unexplainable decisions, behavior, etc. Will anyone share what they've heard? I want to know!

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