It's amazing how management can get away with this. No one is safe.
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Who is the buffoon that thinks the layoffs are fake news? Really? Don't get out much do you?
The company is currently in a constant layoff mode. The consultants that planned the NetApp "Transformation" have plans to turn over 30-40% of the sales organization largely based on age/pay/skill ranges. George put ONTAP in harvest mode 3 years ago and cut the significant roadmap deliverable so that org is targeted. The layoffs are structured to avoid the WARN act by rotating through groups with "older" employees are targeted in the mass of layoffs, but the trend is there. A sales manager recently held a meeting where he put up a slide of aging bald men and said "we don't want our leadership team to look like this so we have to hire younger people to make it look right"... He then put a list of leaders and ICs on targeted lists to be managed out without packages based on age/pay.
The windfall clause activation on sales (capped all sales payout above 200% for all reps) was calibrated to drive voluntary attrition and avoid packages.
The Layoffs are endemic and will cycle consistently.
Services, SSSBU, Sales, Marketing and Channel are all targeted in turns.
HCI was recently targeted and reduced. It is still a focus for the company but not performing (despite claims publicly).
The current targets (based on rumors but the Layoff is real based on Q2 performance) is anyone in middle corporate roles that are not on quotas. Enablement, Training, BDM, Alliances and Services. Anyone under Henri Richard that is not producing revenue. Other groups were targeted by voluntary attrition has thrown many of the layoffs off calibration, so not all occur as planned. So they will not make sense in final form. If your a "3 or a 4" your at risk, but whole groups are cut as well.
The Toxic culture is part of the leadership creating an environment of voluntary separation.
Advice: Keep your resume up to date and ear to the ground in the market. Lots of good jobs out there but the best days of NetApp are behind it, be on quota or revenue. If your not, AWS, Azure, Google, VMware, Cisco and many others are all hiring so your future is in your hands.
NetApp is extremely adept at avoiding the federal WARN act. That's why the layoffs are always surgical. Bottom line is that layoffs are not fakes news and every employee is one step closer to being on the list.
Turns out it is true. I received my letter Friday.
Lol get outta here with your fake news garbage...
Clearly a rookie attempt. Perfect example of the ignorance they employ.
Move along and stop making up lies....people have already been through enough.
Go somewhere else and bug someone else.
Click bait. Fake Post.