I am now forced to deal with them on a very frequent basis, and it’s an excruciating experience. Want some examples? Take that TD guy for example (if you know him, you‘ll know immediately who I am referring to). Was a rather big shot in Intel modem software development (explains a lot). Technical skills seem ok, but zero people skills, zero leadership skills, zero motivation skills, zero presentation skills, zero vision, zero improvement drive, zero humor, minus 100 charisma. Feels like someone who just arrived by time machine from the 80s. Ask that guy when was the last time he read a book on modern software development methodologies. I‘ll bet you $100k that he‘ll answer: „A book on what?“ I was told he‘s one of the „old Siemens guys“. Apparently, that is not a good thing.
That kind of guy should be sitting at a desk, analyzing specifications at one fifth of his current salary. We only picked him up, because he happened to work in Munich at the time of the acquisition. It‘s a bit like: „Ok, now you own these patents, this lab equipment, these desks, these office supplies, these plates, this silverware, this half-full cup of old coffee... oh... and this guy!“
I am sure there will be a clean-up soon, and people like that will be eliminated.