Thread regarding Western Digital Corp. layoffs

WD BOARD ASLEEP?

Lots of weird hiring and firing happening. Clear strategy other than it’s all about Goeckeleker and the team he brought it to create chaos. We are supposed to be innovating and instead losing engineering talent with the game playing and politics. Who is running this? Meanwhile we are supposed to be working around the clock to meet deadlines and hear NOTHING but we are Tech Rescue from new guy Rob. When is this going to stop?

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Ok, spoken as those who have drank the new toxic kool-aid. People last power first.

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Post ID: @rmxj+186NanSA

That is so not true! Removing Mid-Level Managers from a previous administration will not promote growth as you claim. Mid-Level Management does not have much power to implement change, only to carry on the directives set forth by the Sr. Directors and VP's. I can understand removing some of the top tier leadership team as they are responsible for how the company is running and getting the teams below them to act accordingly and if they failed to do so, then they need to be help accountable.

Mid-Level Managers are simply following a direction and an objective and to get their teams to meet their marks by such and such time. I think it would be advantageous actually if they remained because they have been through successful times and also not so successful times, They have seen what works and what doesn't work. You cannot hold a manager responsible for following direction given to them from leadership teams that do not work.

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Post ID: @7hdj+186NanSA

the company cannot be grown without getting rid of the mid-managements from previous administration first. Only then would growth be possible.

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Post ID: @3zuw+186NanSA

The same criticism was being made of the Board when it kept holding on to the prior CEO and COO, who had presided over a significant drop in the stock price from the 100s down to the 30s and loss of market share in both HDD and SSD. So, change was deemed to be needed, and it came in the form of a new CEO and axeing the old CEO and COO. The politics will never end - there was a ton of horrible politics under the old administration, there will be a ton of it under the new one. The question is whether this new administration will take us beyond a 45 stock price back to the 80s, 90s, 100s, etc. and whether they'll have to lay waste to the employees and commit massive layoffs in order to get there. I hope they can grow the company by actually growing the business and not by cutting.

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