Thread regarding Synamedia layoffs

I like it, so I am staying.

I was spit out to L&T and brought back in. The pay is great, we are getting a new office in Costa Mesa, and the work is pretty interesting. I have been sitting on the sidelines for a while now, watching all of you whine and moan, but enough is enough. This is just a minority of people, or people that have already been laid off, or people that were just not great to begin with. We still have great customers and amazing products that just need a little more time to bake.

This site has been passed around in a few Teams chats, and I would ask that you guys be careful in sharing this site as my manager has already mentioned that IT is watching people post here. We need to be positive and positive rewards will come.

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What do you mean the pay is great? Did you not get RSU and Bonus at Cisco? Think about how much less you get at Synamedia with only base salary

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-7tmc

One thing I hate to point out, but for the purposes of accuracy I'll do it anyway:
"Targets which were not well communicated were not met last year so not everyone got a bonus which they said would be guaranteed by Cisco. At the last moment they decided to reveal that we didn't meet our target for the year. "

Synamedia promised comparable compensation and benefits for the first year. (This is a direct quote, I looked it up.) Since bonuses were never guaranteed at Cisco, they are never guaranteed at Synamedia. Since we didn't meet our target, there was no bonus. Anyone surprised by that has not been paying attention.

So yeah, it stinks. But it stinks because we didn't get a bonus... not because the company was dishonest about it.

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-7ihm

First I want to say that many of us do like (or did like) working here. However, if you get impacted by a layoff it doesn't matter if you like it here or not. You're gone. Period. The show must go on.

Also, I can stay and not like it. Just because someone has some disagreement or issue with something doesn't necessarily mean they are whining or complaining. Of course with all of the changes some of us are stressed and it is helpful to vent. We are not all "yes-(wo)men" or blindly believing things that are being said without critical analysis. Would you want to work on a team of people who were honest, intellectually curious and challenged the status quo? Or perhaps the alternative? What would the company look like if there were no discourse? If I don't like I can leave? OK!!

I have been sitting on the sidelines for a while now, watching all of you whine and moan, but enough is enough.

I'm happy you finally got the courage to post. We are having a discussion and posting relevant information that impacts us personally and professionally. Your thoughts are welcome and encouraged. So now that we've crossed the line what's next? What are you going to do about it? Are you going to whine and moan about it? Ironic?

This is just a minority of people, or people that have already been laid off, or people that were just not great to begin with.

What makes you superior to those that think differently than the rest of the group?

What was the reason people were laid off? It was based on revenue, or lack thereof, isn't that correct?

What layoffs were based on performance or anything other than economic factors completely out of control of the employees affected by the layoffs? Therefore, one must ask how does being part of a layoff make you any less significant than those not part of the layoffs?

We still have great customers and amazing products that just need a little more time to bake.

Without customers we wouldn't be here so yes, they are great. Sentiment with customers is low. Remember, the CEO sent an email saying we need to focus on just getting what's out there stable and working. So the products are not amazing. We have lost several customers because the products are not even working. Targets which were not well communicated were not met last year so not everyone got a bonus which they said would be guaranteed by Cisco. At the last moment they decided to reveal that we didn't meet our target for the year. So, again, goals were not achieved which means they either did not forcast appropriately or the products are not amazing, or the market is underperforming. Lastly, these products are not proprietary and they are somewhat old.

This site has been passed around in a few Teams chats, and I would ask that you guys be careful in sharing this site as my manager has already mentioned that IT is watching people post here.

So what? Cisco IT doesn't care what we do. Why wouldn't we share this site and the discussion. Synamedia doesn't care either obviously. This company is just a way to disintegrate the video business which is no longer profitable. I would like to ride this train all the way to the end. However, chances are my days are numbered. If you would like to discuss how I'm wrong or how we can make things better that would be great.

We need to be positive and positive rewards will come.

If you set out to get rid of your negative thinking, you are destined for failure. Releasing our thoughts and feelings begins with acceptance.

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-1kws

Cisco IT doesn't care about what we do lolz

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-1agv

When you google "Synamedia" this –layoff– site is second hit in search results. I'll post whatever I want when I want.

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-pvr

If you post here from a syna network then I guess your stupidity knows no bounds!

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-lsm

Translation: Synamedia is great, all of you posting are id–ts, please oh please stop, and we are watching you and we're gonna get you! Analysis: pathetic and desperate, as someone already said

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Post ID: @11yJ6JBU-qvo

shame on you

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