Thread regarding Broadcom Corp. layoffs

3 sites in emea

It seems Octane wants only 3 offices in emea, Prague, Warsaw and I think Uk not sure about the last one. For sure german unions are fighting to avoid the Darmstadt Office closure.
Good luck guys.... that was,is and remains a s..it company

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Post ID: @OP+15KLnEuk

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I can only speak for something non-mainframe, but many customers in central are planning to jump off to other vendors or have already started that process.

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Post ID: @1logt+15KLnEuk

For Mainframe Business the old CA Germany team was the center for the german speaking area. The most SMEs for engagements in Austria and Switzerland came form Germany, as these countries were not self sufficient if it comes to technical expertise for the big iron. It's not only pre-sales technical stuff, but also support and others. Getting rid of the Germany based mainframe support people will even affect more areas than Germany, Austria ans Switzerland. I guess in mid-term/long-term the whole area will implode.

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Post ID: @1kqjh+15KLnEuk

Darmstadt can be closed. They cause more problems than even Prague

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Post ID: @Sigv+15KLnEuk

People buy from people and customers in Central Europe prefer to buy from suppliers they know and trust and who speak the same language, at least when it comes to complex contract negotiations. In the event of problems, you want someone in charge to be within easy reach, one neck to shake, and to be available at short notice, in a short time by car or train, but not an unknown person who flies in from Prague, Warsaw or anywhere in the UK and has no customer relationship whatsoever. it will have a negative impact on business and play into the hands of the competition not having a local office, not having local people, not having native speakers, not having close relationship to SMEs and management.

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Post ID: @Scah+15KLnEuk

Also called the Octane Implosion effect

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Post ID: @7obw+15KLnEuk

Spain offices are closing as well, all support will be in Poland confirmed

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Post ID: @5zod+15KLnEuk

The call centres in Poland are HCL which is where Tech Support is going, and the only reason for keeping Prague is the MF division. UK will go as well, nearly all people received notifcation that they will leave the company before the end of the year, some in in September, the rest in November. Anyone who cannot read the sign on the wall deserves what they are getting. Above all, Broadcom hates running costs so outsourcing what they can helps with that, as well as office closures.

As Hok said all the time, the important thing for him is to keep the share price high. So once any assets have been stripped from the companies they've taken over, they will buy a new one and move on. CA was the experiment on the software side, and they will continue to buy other software vendors with a desirable share price and client base.

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Post ID: @4nig+15KLnEuk

Replying to the poster, as always, octane "good" action.. i hope someone could take care of this man...

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Post ID: @1lcc+15KLnEuk

I don’t object to closing the German office. They just get in the way, cause more fires than they put out. I can’t tell you how many calls I’ve taken where they left the customer site and the customer environments were more f***ed. Few guys in particular often leave a carnage trail. They can’t be easily fired because laws are so strict. This will be net gain for customers. Good riddance

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Post ID: @1ceg+15KLnEuk

i'm sure if TikTokTan could get away with it there would be a one office trailer in emea....

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Post ID: @1mnk+15KLnEuk

I'm really curious how this is going to work out. We have some really big contracts in EMEA and local support and field presales goes a long way towards keeping those contracts. Apparently no one is going to be allowed to work from home or in the field if they're in the countries with offices being closed. So a lot of senior people with well established customer contacts are going to no longer be employed by Broadcom. This is going to have serious blow back if true. We had been having some really big wins in EMEA the last year or so, that is probably going to come to an end.

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