Thread regarding Intel Corp. layoffs

Unjust Layoffs

Not an expert but it seems that bad decisions in cutting people and capital spending caused Intel to miss 10nm promises. So instead of making sure the same doesn't happen to 7nm Intel doubles down and cuts even more. Now 7nm missed commitments. And who is losing their jobs. Not those making decisions but the people that had to work very hard through 10nm and 7nm role outs because they had to make up for people lost and not replaced.

We now have people that have 20 plus years on the job getting cut months before retirement. What a bad business decision. Intel needs to realize that new blood is not stupid and are watching how old blood employees are being treated. Intel is losing the very same people needed to be successful.

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The bottom line is that Intel has a broken culture. There is no trust. There is no teamwork. There is no belief that hard work or doing the right thing will result in rewards or promotions. Which is why Intel is such a cesspool of backstabbing, politics, scheming and cliques. And why it's failing technically. What people at Intel learn from the arbitrary and capricious layoffs is to spend your time on politics, optics and Powerpointsmanship and not work. And certainly not trying to actually fix anything that's broken. It's a sad way for a formerly great company to slowly die.

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Post ID: @4xjf+183BhNEU

Once Intel shifts 5nm to outside production, it's liable to care even less about keeping people. How is it possible to care even less than zero, you ask? It goes to negative caring, caring about getting rid of people instead of keeping them.

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Post ID: @2kze+183BhNEU

There are two kind of important people at Intel

People in charge who are on the in club, they support each other so they keep getting paid and rich to retire.

RCG who don't know anything, have no experience and say yes to whatever the manager wants. As they learn they either become part of the in crowd, or dumb yes person. If they become too experienced and smart and expensive but not a yes man, those are the people that get cut.

Be on the in crowd, or a dumb low paid yes man, there is no place to be a smart, resourceful, experienced and smart person and well paid who might actually know what the right thing to do.

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Post ID: @1kok+183BhNEU

In the long run intel will just have managers and no ICs. It boggles my mind when I hear about meetings where a bunch of managers get together to solve some technical problem they have no clue about, no people actually doing the work are ever involved. Intel managers stop learning the moment they get promoted from IC to manager, and their technical skills are forever frozen at that exact point in time. Whenever an intel manager starts talking about anything technical, they sound like they just walked off a time machine from 20 years ago.

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Post ID: @1idd+183BhNEU

The folks that made Intel king of semiconductor- the people/engineers with Intel for more than 20-30+ years of experience, they are being cut. The newly hired RCGs do not know how to shrink anything.

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Post ID: @1fqq+183BhNEU

As diversity hiring goals were increased 10 or so years ago, Intel's failures and difficulties have been on the same trajectory. It is not the fault of the newer employees, but to make room for the new diverse staff Intel either laid off or forced older experienced workers out the door. Not only did Intel lose years of expertise and culture, but those with experience and expertise that remained no longer shared or mentored new employees to be successful. You cannot blame them because they probably believed their knowledge and expertise is what kept them employed. It is a vicious cycle started by hiring for diversity's sake instead of hiring the best candidate available. Intel is a perfect case study of how diversity hiring, offshoring, and age discrimination will cripple even a mighty giant. Intel is not loyal to its employee, and Intel's employees are no longer loyal to Intel. From an Intel HR perspective, there are no unjust layoffs. With each layoff HR is creating an opportunity to hire new people for their target profiles.

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Post ID: @vwz+183BhNEU

whatever happened to 'A Great Place To Work' ? .. seems like they have deliberately changed it to 'Great Place To Bail Out Of Before Its Too Late'.

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Post ID: @gpw+183BhNEU

In 2015 I was within 5 months of meeting the rule of 75 and start enjoying my retirement and they laid me off for having one SL4 in my entire career which was a set up by HR. So, if you are thinking you can retire from Intel, think again. 80% of the 12K engineers laid off in 2015-2016 were 40 yrs or older. Intel will screw you at the end so you can work you behind off but look at the past and it should tell you all you need to know. Good luck now.

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