Thread regarding Micron Technology Inc. layoffs

Low on the totem pole

Sharing knowledge is supposed to be a good thing right? It’s supposed to make everything in the workplace more efficient and smooth. The reality is it’s the total opposite. I have to fight tooth and nail just to learn new skills because the majority in my BU aren’t very receptive to helping the “new guy”. He-l, I’m not asking for anyone to hold my hand, but when I have questions it would be nice if someone could just point me in the right direction and I can take it from there!

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Post ID: @OP+1d96rJFa

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Information hoarding and protection were always kind of problematic at Micron. In the early days it was in large part to protect information from leaking to competitors. I suspect at this point it is more driven by group or personal survival in the organization which is quite sad.

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Post ID: @2gaqc+1d96rJFa

Tbh that is just Micron's culture. Its probably the fact that executive team is just inflating value to get bonuses or whatever.

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Post ID: @thmz+1d96rJFa

Sounds like you are on an unhealthy team. Not all groups in Micron are like this and I'd look for other opportunities. Be sure that you are proactive also and tell your manager that you want a mentor.

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Post ID: @nhqg+1d96rJFa

This is the result of the new rank-and-yank corporate policy, which puts everyone into their own episode of Survivor, hording information and knowledge to keep others from being able to outperform them.

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Post ID: @4yke+1d96rJFa

Better get used to it. It’s corporate lifestyle and you better pick up and build your own empire while you can. Learned this a long time ago. Use your resources the best you can.

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Post ID: @4orx+1d96rJFa

People think keeping knowledge to themselves magically makes them not expendable. All it does is make it a PITA for their team when they leave. If your BU has a training contact (whoever that would be) or group (workforce development), reach out to them. Your supervisor should be helping with this, assuming they care about their team (50/50 chance).

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