Thread regarding West Corp. layoffs

Stirring the pot, looking for responses to recent "Live With"

by
| 2605 views | | 10 replies (last )
Post ID: @OP+12F1HgJs

10 replies (most recent on top)

follow up on the email i sent to john. He never responded so I forwarded to two of the higher ups at Apollo Global Management here is the forward in writing.

Current Employee
Thu, Jan 16, 3:06 PM (20 hours ago)
to nord, kleinman, jsshlonsky

Matt & Scott-

Please read and respond immediately. I still have not received any type of response from John. He continues to show through his actions he doesn't value the employees.

by
|
Post ID: @ovur+12F1HgJs

Glassdoor is hilarious- with HR writing the reviews and then commenting on them. I mean, it's a dead giveaway when they are using their already outworn mantra of "journey". And then responding to said comment about being transparent. Since when are brick walls with barbed wire around them transparent? Laughable narcissistic leadership- saying one thing, clearly doing another. Simply because they can. This isn't disgruntled employee talk- to which Apollo likes to relegate anything that doesn't align with what they want/what they are doing- it's reality. And all the gaslighting, minimizing and general mental abuse isn't going to erase the fact that Apollo doesn't care about customers or employees, merely their own pockets. Greed is 100% in control and running the show. Morality and integrity are no where to be seen. Just towing the bare minimum legal line and at times, not even that. Creating a hostile, disrespectful work environment(aka: "company culture") and either laying off or running off anyone of quality/worth their salt in this industry. Rail at John all you want, he's just a flunky. The larger problem is private equity and their lack of regulation. They are masters of exploitation at the cost of literally everyone else. They typically keep their holdings for 5-7 years to squeeze the maximum juice. So the nightmare has just begun. Be prepared to click your heels and heil for a bit longer if you want to stay and support such an organization. I'm sending best wishes to all of us who see this and are trying to do the best we can to move forward and find a better foundation and future for our families and our communities. The best thing we can do is vote for people that see private equity, what they are doing and are willing to go after regulation legislation.

http://cepr.net/publications/briefings/testimony/eileen-appelbaum-s-testimony-for-a-house-committee-on-financial-services-hearing-titled-america-for-sale-an-examination-of-the-practices-of-private-funds

by
|
Post ID: @nsys+12F1HgJs

sent this to john shlonsky today.

urrent Employee
Jan 14, 2020, 8:55 AM (1 day ago)
to jshlonsky

John-

Let me open this letter by saying I am a current Intrado employee, and I have been employed by Intrado for more than five years. I have been extremely successful selling UC solutions for Intrado. After hearing the Live with Jon on 12/19/19, I am extremely disappointed in not only your leadership or lack thereof, I am also extremely disappointed with upper management as well. It was clearly stated by the Chief HR officer that because you did not hit your revenue goals employees would not be getting raises. I have not been given a raise in more than three years, yet I have been promised one by upper management. During that time I have been over 100% of my quota every year. Employees used to receive a hand written note on their birthday, yet you or your staff cannot even send an email. We used to receive a handwritten note on milestone anniversaries, you send a form letter with an auto signature, and tell our managers to print it off of the printer. You and your team have allowed the organization to fall off of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCASS. This after being in the leader group for more than five consecutive years. You or your team have never done anything to address this issue. Our competitors are bringing this up to our current customers, and that is why they are leaving. You have moved customer service from the US to the Philippines as a cost saving move. The reps in the Philippines are not trained properly, and simply read off of a script. The lack of customer service is causing a large amount of long term and large customers to find another provider for their needs. You and the organization have decided to limit the holiday party to a laughable amount for the employees. Employees are having to bring in their own food to the venue, simply because you are too cheap to pay for a nice holiday party. This shows employees how little they are valued by you and upper management. There is no excuse for your actions, the problem with Intrado is you. Read all of the reviews on Glassdoor, and you will see what the employees feel about you. I am currently in the final steps of taking a new job. This position will pay me an additional thirty thousand dollars in salary annually. Yes John you and your team have stated that you wont give raises, and it is obvious you do not want to attract and keep great employees. In addition to my laughable salary, new hires are paid more than I am for doing the same job, and these employees have less experience than me, and a lower quota..

If you want to be a good leader, its time for you to leave. You have single handily destroyed a company.

by
|
Post ID: @mgrz+12F1HgJs

bonuses have always been tied to upper mgmt if you recall in the summer live with John. John clearly stated he didnt receive a raise but danced around receiving a bonus when the question was asked.

by
|
Post ID: @lbeu+12F1HgJs

Did I miss something - no bonuses have been paid that I am aware of? Where did you hear that

by
|
Post ID: @hdna+12F1HgJs

HR told the employees they will not give them raises because they didnt hit their revenue goals, yet upper mgmt still got their bonuses

by
|
Post ID: @ficd+12F1HgJs

A poem to enjoy:

Winnin' behaviors, corporate slavers
Cuttin' benefits, censoring internets
Massive layoffs, c-level payoffs.

by
|
Post ID: @6bev+12F1HgJs

To view requires a login account so the links are not shareable...

by
|
Post ID: @2ebd+12F1HgJs

I’m an ex West/Intrado employee- anyone have a link to the last Live With John?

by
|
Post ID: @1bce+12F1HgJs

Post a reply

: