Thread regarding Seagate Technology Inc. layoffs

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Does anyone know what criteria will be used to select who gets laid off?

For example, is it based on tenure, performance, location, skills, productivity, amount of work, salary, if you are a whiner, pain to manage, etc?

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If your job can be out-sourced then consider yourself on the list, especially in IT.

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Post ID: @bbkw+15pBxBlM

If you work in the IT department, and you are not one of Ravi the Terrible’s bootlickers, then the probability of layoff is greater.

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Post ID: @2xyq+15pBxBlM

If female, under 40, under grade 159 and decent worker you have good chance of not getting riffed.

If part of ceo pet project ur okay too. Example, If work for SVP biz excellence you have golden budget and good

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Post ID: @zym+15pBxBlM

I have been involved in numerous RIFs. They range from cutting whole departments to hand-selecting people. Yes, personal politics can be selected, but a good manager conducts a RIF based on business needs. In my opinion, we probably would have less RIFs if people actually RIF'd employees based on Seagate's needs vs personal politics. It's never easy, but it is about the greater good of Seagate.

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Post ID: @yxh+15pBxBlM

You'll get 30 answers but IMO it comes down to how much your director values your work and you as a person. Sadly I have witnessed too many cases where an employee over achieved under multiple directors over many years and was unlucky to get under a director who 1) wasn't familiar with that person and didn't bother to spend any time getting to know their worth and/or 2) already had their pals in mind who he/she wanted to keep on their short list, regardless of experience or talent. Other than that, it also comes down to business decisions over cutting/moving whole departments. Sounds like the last layoff was hard on anyone who had anything to do with SSD.

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