Thread regarding Resideo Technologies layoffs

Does the Security business have the right leadership and underlings?

With the new platform delayed by years, bangalore development slashed to a third, and ADT making boat-loads of money off of RESIDEO'S new platform, the board must be considering a split and sell later this year. If not, how will the business survive?

Do we have the right leadership in the security business, considering how we allowed ADT to walk away with our new platform AND working firmware? Meanwhile, we can't replicate what we did for ADT and get the firmware to work again for the general market??????????? ADT was launched nearly 2 years ago!!!! How dumb does that sound?? So now, they finally "got smart" and put the adt team on the general market platform team when the previous team was practically at the finish line. This new team, and of course the gm, will become the saviors of the business and will be rewarded, given bonuses, sent on vacations, etc. in typical Honeywell culture fashion. Can't blame the adt team though. It all stems from decisions made by leadership in NY. Coming from an outsider of the security business looking in... the issues seam pretty clear to me. This biz needs an overhaul before $1B disappears. Maybe the new presi can save it.

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not 3udy....
but I can say that my friends at aspyr, silicon labs and in Dell have heard of Rezi... in very negative terms -regarding the current management.
Lots of promises during hiring weren't kept and worse when there are some fires, the guys in charge suddenly decide to work from home and are gone and we can only communicate through slack, on channels constantly bothering us for what I can only guess is some management CYA way.
That said some of us in Austin don't understand this directors / managers obsessions with Honeywell 2 years after the separation. it is very confusing as to why we are talking about this over and over again at the office.

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Post ID: @4ovy+13j8gR8e

3udy... "Hearing from other companies how rezi employees are having certain physical activities in the offices"

Another dumb comment... please explain what other austin companies you are hearing from? You're in bangalore so how can you possibly hear from other companies in austin? Even if you were in austin, how could you "hear from other companies"? Please explain how you get your fake news...

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Post ID: @4dtf+13j8gR8e

3tdy
Concur with your observations. The first thing the former CTO and his underlings did was to scan the environment for any people that could execute and went after them like a ton of bricks. They left very rapidly. The slowdown was immediate as well as the new culture of cheaper is better. That group continued after the CTO left and in combination with gamers and doubled the damage by creating bizarre teams in Austin with the only skills being social skills and complaining about the lack of free lunches and liquor !!!!
Unless we get this ability to execute -which is different than moving widget from point a to b... we can’t get out of the ditch.
And yeah execute is not coming from Austin “social engineers” ... they have to stop doing that social thing where we have become the joke of the Austin labor market in capabilities but also morals. Hearing from other companies how rezi employees are having certain physical activities in the offices like animals in a zoo is not helping our reputation.
How did it come to this point in such a short amount of time is something business cases can be build upon.

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Post ID: @3udy+13j8gR8e

Current pattern across is inability to >execute< very few people can truly execute.
Execution is an art not just saying make it so.
Things that take a month at any other place will spin for 6 months here. Meanwhile we loose market share. And no... Austin, BLR and the “gamers” are not the solution. They are a good part of what was and is wrong with this company and have brought rot across the board.
That said yes the CMO needs to go and quite a few others that should take their pension but hold on sticking around in the hope to make a few more K out of us.

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Post ID: @3tdy+13j8gR8e

For those of us that have been around security for years, we were all thrilled when it was announced who the C.O.B was because we all felt confident that he understood the security business and would with the people that he put in place he would lead us to the promised land. Here we are almost 1 1/2 years later and I think the buck stops with him! He brought in a CEO that knew nothing about this business because he knew him from the bay area and on paper he looked like someone that would show well. Then he let the CEO rely on leaders that had put the business in position to be spun by Honeywell because it couldn't deliver and then he watched that leadership team destroy it.

He was part of building this business and creating the market leader over many years, and in 18 months he has been part of the problem it watching it's demise. I was a fan for many years, but maybe it's time to for a new C.O.B.

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Post ID: @2sfg+13j8gR8e

Sadly... security is done. Business side and CMO decided to grant the former CTO and now the Austin hipsters crew the authority to destroy the core of that business. Until that layer is replaced, outlook is not good.
At the ground level it is well known that Titan Grips is the biggest failure and the people that designed this POS should be fired..
And let’s not talk about DAS and its multiple variants where the difference between French and English does not explain the incompetences...major d’émotion should occur there like 2 levels at least otherwise not going to work

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Post ID: @2jds+13j8gR8e

Any news about who gets demoted yet?
Do we still keep the VPGM we have, when the direction has been to let moobs and his crew of hipsters Austin flip flops BS their way into what was a working business ?
When will Austin be stopped?

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Post ID: @2rzt+13j8gR8e

To top it all, some rsi dude in Austin has said multiple times for months in conversations over there how he could save the security hardware side though his deep knowledge . Why can’t it be done? Clearly current leadership is out of touch with reality

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Post ID: @1vta+13j8gR8e

Alice in wonderland may not be capable of doing the hard decisions, certainly when it concerns the hardware, software ...
That has been clear for months now
Change needed fast. Maybe a series of PIP is needed on that side

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Post ID: @1fvt+13j8gR8e

Security business also needs a software leader. Someone who truly understands the SaaS business model and the benefits that come along with it, not just head knowledge. Someone who can truly modernize the existing platforms in a way that's not disruptive. Current "leadership" wants to continue upgrading existing platform that looks like a myspace web site. Invest 5 million in a new version, you can even outsource most of it. It's a web site for crying out loud. The app is falling behind modern times as well. You don't need a ton of money to upgrade both of these. Bite the bullet and do it.

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Post ID: @1oks+13j8gR8e

Security business needs a fresh restart and a renewed focus. Bring software application engineers back to melville, bring in young, talented firmware engineers (or go third party vendor), let product managers be product managers and not fire fighters, president needs to ask himself the question "do we have the right gm for this business" (i'm not sure based on indecisive decision making, letting it get to where we are today, not making the hard and right decisions to protect the business), and provide nice parachutes for those who've been around a while (25 years +) letting them retire without worry. This investment will hurt for the first 12 months, but eventually will turn security back into another growth engine. If we don't act fast (NOW) we will die a slow death over the next few years.

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Post ID: @1lfl+13j8gR8e

mhh
What you say is correct and what everyone knows but refuses to say. While we continue to “spin” it has become pretty clear that changes in engineering hardware and software are needed. The cleaning needs to occur there too, especially in the hardware part. Software could be dealt with later. As it is a problem across the whole Corp. Security Hardware Is known to be completely in the ditch with no hope to get out.
Bottom line you loved and got loved by the former CTO, (and got promoted under him) you have fundamental flaws -as we see right now. One example is: The French Brie cheese has overstayed the Melville welcome and has smelled like rotten cheese for a while now. Can’t even push back on Austin that is showing his incompetence. Let’s clean up that one fast.

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Post ID: @1bhy+13j8gR8e

I think the key question we have to ask ourselves is how did we got here and who was instrumental in causing this unbridled catastrophe? I would have to say the next to go in the coming layoff should be the CMO who has staffed the business with marketing incompetents like a know-nothing amazon and a yes man he has nursed at every organization he’s worked. Not to mention the fortune he spent on “rebranding” along with a huge investment in an Austin experience center plus added digital marketing personnel… all for non-existent or failed products. That’s some expensive lipstick for this pig. This same CMO who has a huge golden parachute, made all the wrong decisions (ProSeries, every version of DAS, Lyric cameras, hiring the idio**s sourcing the video doorbell and countless others) when he was president of the Honeywell Homes manufacturing business - costing that business tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue and never-to-return customers. AND by far one of his poorest decisions was hiring the CTO he repeatedly called a “rock star” who further destroyed what was left of HOMES/Resideo and is now finally gone. Booting one of the worst CEOs, the CTO and CFO are good first steps. The true architect of this debacle, the CMO along with his Porsche, his henchmen in Austin and his cronies in GV and Melville need to be sacked as well!

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Post ID: @mhh+13j8gR8e

When they brought in the CEO for the spin, he had no clue about this business and in my opinion he let the wrong people bend his ear and took us down a rabbit hole. Hopefully the new leadership and the board take a look at senior level people in all departments and look at what they have actually done to positively impact the business (i.e more that presentations and social media posts) and put people in key roles that can actually lead this company into the future and execute a plan.

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Post ID: @zux+13j8gR8e

The problem on the side of the security biz are fundamental... if you walk through the Melville office a good chunk of the leadership and brainpower if you can call it that are people close to retirement and with huge pensions ... there is absolutely no incentive to take any risks for the next couple of years. How do you think that many products are obsolete right from the start ?
So the “architects” “fellows” “managers” “directors” are all playing the game to slowdown until they get their final checks and retire laughing. Meanwhile Austin and BLR leadership is laughing all the way to the bank.
This ADT and BLR are not better btw...just different and self centered they got where they are in a position of power thanks to “Doctor Phil” -see above about pensions
They all need to clean up. It’s about true capabilities not cheaper ressources. Or how many years you snoozed at the helm.
During the spin the wrong people got brought in and the wrong people left (ran away) that should have been a warning sign

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