There are more and more rumors of imminent layoffs, but I try not to worry at all. This is just a shadow of the former company anyway. I prepared myself mentally that I could very easily be the target. Everyone I know who got laid off earlier says they are happier than ever since they are no longer part of this company.
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What? Customers are leaving, or decreasing services, and new sales aren't as expected? Shocker!
It couldn't possibly be that customers are leaving for better deals and more complete product lines. Unheard of!
Quick - Let's drag everyone into a series of meetings to figure out what's happening. Oh, and lay off a few more people while we're at it. Getting things done around here isn't hard enough already.
One positive guy’s position was probably offshored to an afghani barista ... but hey ... can’t beat paying a worker 25 cents/hr to support our customers!!
I could really go for an upbeat, inspirational message about how great things are right now from One Positive Guy.
Personally I'm still remembering the Sales Kick Off and the Goal that we'd grow MRR this year by 5 million. Heck, I'd be happy if it would stop decreasing every month.
Life gets better once they give the final kick off. No more worrying about if I am next... Or waves of layoffs.... Fortunately there is unemployment, severance and money saved from worrying from all of these years..
Every person at Sungard should be looking for another job. Why would you wait around to be let go? I know a few people from recent rounds that are still looking so don't assume you will get another job quickly. All I can personally say is I now work for a profitable company that treats me with respect. I am no longer scrutinizing every 1:1 meeting invitation from my manager.
How is this company still around? They down to $20 mrr yet?
Ditto on it's easier to find a job when you have a job. If you feel you are at risk, best to make a move at your convenience and not under desperation.
The previous leadership team was mind boggling incompetent and the repercussions are sadly still ongoing.
Still many good people at Sungard.
I have never been so happy to be gone from a place.
Remember, it's much easier to find a job while you already have one. Don't be caught by surprise.
You don’t need rumors of layoffs ... you can just assume there will be multiple rounds every year ... total POS company ... are there plans to offshore to afghanistan yet? You can prob get 7 for 1 over there