Thread regarding Intel Corp. layoffs

Time to move on

Years ago we saw the trend of mismanagement cutting IC roles when the problem really lies with management. If anyone couldn’t read the tea leaves that Intel was in trouble when we missed 10nm, then people can continue to put their heads in the sand and pretend it’s going to get better in the future. Yet another big warning was sounded in June when 7nm was late. Left Intel on my own when I refused to work for an unethical ceo (BK) and leaving was the best decision I ever made. Survived 5 layoffs in my time but it was obvious leadership was uninterested in doing anything but watching their stock accounts. Many people on here complain every time there’s a layoff, and at this point with the fall of the greatest semiconductor company, there will be no recovery- back to the glory days. My advice is to head for the exits while you can, or continue to work in a poisoned work atmosphere under the fear you will be next. There are a lot of talented people at Intel that will find a better role at a much better run company if they put themselves back out in the job search. Loyalty to this company will get you nothing. Leave while you can. Don’t think you aren’t next, because chances are your time is short. Freedom is taking your career into your own hands and to a company that values your contributions. Been at my new job 4 years. It’s the longest I worked anywhere without a layoff. Move! Even if it means taking a pay cut.

Reposted from @9cgr+17QbO7lh, I hope the OP doesn't mind.

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Nothing like laying off veterans on Veteran's day!

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Post ID: @3mfj+1810BF0A

I totally agree with the OP. I left Intel after 23 years and took a slight pay cut to do so. Couldn't be happier at my new company. It was strange to have that underlying dread of layoffs and cancellations finally gone. The new (software) company has a couple products and it's great to work on something that's not going to be cancelled right before Christmas (as has happened to me and many others).

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Post ID: @2tqa+1810BF0A

OP is absolutely correct. The Individual Contributors are always targeted in Intel's layoffs, while management is untouched. It's unfortunate because bad managers are the root of Intel's problems, not the ICs. Therefore the problems are never fixed and things only get worse.

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