Thread regarding Seagate Technology Inc. layoffs

How much more productive would she get be without the SVP of business excellence?

Does this job even help Seagate or weigh it down? What are some examples of how business excellence makes you get better or makes Seagate worse? I don't like how they're in charge of all the layoffs, that should be manager discretion.

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SVP of BE is incompetent and spends all of her time trying to manage up to hide this fact. You cannot trust her and she is vicious. She is the token protected class on Sr. team, thus cannot be touched.

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Post ID: @nxsf+14XvaTl8

FAKE NEWS golden SVP did throw me and some of my peers under the bus. I posted on Linkedin I'm looking for a new job. So please let me know where I can work without doing anything productive. Must make high 6 figures in Denver area.

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Post ID: @jdew+14XvaTl8

SVP and golden budget not impacted in today's RIF. More caviar for the queen, says incompetent CEO.

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Post ID: @jtvv+14XvaTl8

must be a lot of people from conner and maxtor commenting.

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Post ID: @ediy+14XvaTl8

She's not going to retire. She will haunt the halls of Seagate like Al forever.

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Post ID: @dijj+14XvaTl8

She knows she is incompetent in this role and just trying to get a few more years so she can retire from the only company she ever worked. Think about how crazy this sounds. Who works at one company their entire career!
Why does CEO keep her and this dept around? Big cuts have to happen if we are going to keep paying the dividend.

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Post ID: @cvmv+14XvaTl8

Next employee survey I will suggest we rif her. Who else is in?

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Post ID: @abqo+14XvaTl8

Biting the hand does not mean we should not be looking to eliminate waste in the business. This thread is all about waste in the business. Ops taught me continuous improvement. I deserve a six sigma black belt for this obvious waste reduction.

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Post ID: @7iva+14XvaTl8

Why are you biting the hand which has provided secure employment for years if its that's bad why has this company been so successful. Leadership is not easy.

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Post ID: @7gjy+14XvaTl8

Hate her title, lack of value to company, waste of money, team has no experience, she is two faced, long time crony of ineffective CEO...oh, and that terrible hairstyle

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Post ID: @7ejl+14XvaTl8

Why do people hate the VP of BE? What did they do?

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Post ID: @7fsd+14XvaTl8

Must be "Back to the Future". Complete with hard drives and Moan Jonsigner.

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Post ID: @6lwy+14XvaTl8

My last company had something similar in operations but they knew the business so well and across the globe. This Excellence group offers none of this and will only create a process map for you without understanding the business or improvement opportunity and write a speech if you are the CEO. No value.

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Post ID: @5hnd+14XvaTl8

JM's still around? She must be well into her third decade of self promotion at Control Data/Imprimis/Seagate.

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Post ID: @5tga+14XvaTl8

The fact is she is rude, wasteful and doesn't bring anything to the company. Think of her as a car mechanic who pretends to fix your car that is not broken, but during that process actually breaks the car.

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Post ID: @3xko+14XvaTl8

Regardless of who it is we have been cutting employees non stop for the last 7 or so years and we have groups like business excellence that offer no value to the struggling business but cost tens of millions of dollars. What are we doing? So frustrating.

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Post ID: @3hqu+14XvaTl8

Who is this VP at Business Excellence? Why do people dislike her to this degree? Facts, please. Not like Trump.

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Post ID: @2lqb+14XvaTl8

At least she can sleep at night, knowing she did right by day, pushing people off the plank, earning her modest pay (7 figs, with stock). Not a lot of people realize that shoving people out the door can really make you work up a sweat. It's an aerobic workout.

Yeah, it's pretty much a slam dunk that the Seagate lawyers will come knockin'. Assuming the lobsterist didn't drink too much afternoon wine.

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Post ID: @2pmr+14XvaTl8

How long before she reads these unflattering posts, and gets her hair stylist to call her driver to call her lawn waterer to call her lobsterist to call Seagate lawyers, to remove the posts? Did I miss a layer?

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Post ID: @2zfx+14XvaTl8

It’s not a position or group found in typical modern corporations. Definitely unusual.

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Post ID: @1zbw+14XvaTl8

All the best people in that group left and that should tell you a lot. BE is the creation of an incompetent CEO without a vision for a successful company and put his long term lapdog in charge of it.

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Post ID: @1jsm+14XvaTl8

I worked closely with this group for a few years and this is a group only found in old tech companies that rely on command and control, wasteful micro management. Time for this group to be put out to pasture. This group must have a budget of $20 to 30M. Investors should be screaming about this nonsense.

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Post ID: @1btx+14XvaTl8

Worthless position, complete waste of money. She has a ghost writer, a hair stylist, her own driver, and once ordered lobster for herself to eat while her direct staff watched hungry.

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Post ID: @1duc+14XvaTl8

I have never seen a more ridiculous self -serving organization. Almost all of the employees are new hires and know nothing about Seagate processes. All of the work of people writing down their processes, process mapping and videos was meant to identify redundancies and determine your own demise. Absolutely none of it improves customer relationships, improves market share, or enhances product design.

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Post ID: @1mhw+14XvaTl8

They can also order promos. Be excellent to each other. Party on dudes

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Post ID: @1jra+14XvaTl8

Walkin'? Walkin' to New Orleans. I'm gonna new two pair of shoes when I get walkin' through dem layoff blues.

Play it, Fats.

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Post ID: @qpn+14XvaTl8

That's gotta be a fun job. Deciding who gets sent walkin'. My question: does it affect the sleep quality of SVP Business Excellence? Any chance the SVP BE might deem her own job superfluous and send herself walkin'?

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