What are your thoughts about potential TMOBILE layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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I was axed in April - official end date in June '22. Severance was decent and I probably would have volunteered had it been offered. It was slimy, and I think my legacy TMO manager from Bellevue revelled during the quick meeting with HR. I was legacy Sprint with 25+ years. I do think there was age discrimination, and also a bias against legacy Sprint... after all, Sprint agreed to be acquired by TMO. TMO was the victor, and it was clear that legacy Sprint were the red-headed stepchild. Opportunities and training for legacy Sprint were sparse. Everything was made to be difficult for legacy Sprint. ADID to NTID, new systems and no training. This felt like planned from the beginning, once regulatory approval gained.
Despite record profit in the latest financial reports, T-MOBILE heavily relies on foreign outsourced engineers while laying off American employees.This company is making profits by laying off American engineers.
Tmobile is getting worse and worse every day. It's like being back in high school, I cannot wait for the day that I walk in and tell them to "F off" It has been proven that Tmobile does not care about the workers. There have been people who gave 2 week notice and they get called and told tomorrow is your last day and no 2 weeks of pay
T-Mobile laid off 1,000s in Q3. No notice. My entire team got laid off. Leaders lost a LOT of employee trust in 2yrs. CEO's a marketing expert. Big on 'smoke & mirrors'. Those still there say morale & stress is worst it's been in 10yrs. Leaders aren't answering questions at mtgs. Zero transparency. In a recent internal employee survey that promoted respondent anonymity, had ratings on trust, leadership, & support tanked so badly that they reached out to respondents to try to determine who said what! Zero integrity.
I'm a very long time customer who has recommended many friends and family members to TMobile.
I am extremely disappointed to hear TMobile treats employees, who have helped them succeed, this way. Perhaps it's time we start looking for another service provider.
Thank you for your service and I hope you find better paying jobs at companies that appreciate you!
Outsourcing their primary product the network. Well that’s just plain stupid. Their IT already went to India and we saw how that went with the 500 million loss. I guess Mike Seivert is trying to push TMO back 2013. Get out friends while you can. Other companies have better pay and outlooks
USA Network Engineering groups are the most impacted ones and primarily the legacy Sprint employees while majority of network optimization work is outsourced.
A blunt breach of statement given in the congress hearing by the T-MOBILE executives.
Restructuring should have started from the teams in India rather than USA.
Just for verification... lots of people are saying operations got cut. Are you referring to Field Operations/Field Techs/Network Maintenance?
So.... I was a RAM (13 yrs of tenure and former Sprint employee) that had his job "eliminated" this past June. This past weekend my exact position, in the same location I was employed, was posted on both internal and external job sites. It was only posted externally for two days, then the requesition was removed. Talk about a slap in the face. Thanks T-Mobile! I hope you choke on that Magenta juice.
Nothing new here. T-Mobile lays people off even though their stock is on an upward tick since beginning of the year. Most of the major indices are down. T-Mobile treats employees like sh**. They regularly demand overtime and don't give much support.
Usually companies have layoffs when times are bad. Not TMO, they do it after record profits. Now they are booking the savings from lay offs to do stock buy backs. Find a company that cares about employees, customers, and sustainability. If not, at least get paid what you are worth and go somewhere else. There are competitors that pay better.TMO is not the same since MS took over.
I was one of those laid off, with largely the same story- skip level meeting at a different office location scheduled on two hours notice, and though they let me change it to a webex, my NTID deactivated before my scheduled call so I had to dial in on my cell. I’m shocked because a few months ago I was the rising star- one of the youngest in the whole RNE&O, division- leading teams, building out programs, interviewing for promotions, and looking forward to a long career with the organization.
I worked at TMO for a decade and was laid off in 2013. I worked in the NOC and I'm sure I know many of you posting here. My heart breaks for all of you as I remember what happened to me. For me, the forced change ended up being a blessing indisguise. I hope this is true for each of you impacted now.
I am surprised on how quiet the media and legislators are on this. Basically TMO is replacing more expensive US citizens and Bellevue employees with cheaper foreign talent. TMO forgets that it is the creativity and hard work of the Bellevue talent that got them through 2012 and become number two in the market. 30k have been replaced. 5k positions have been eliminated since 2020. TMO will learn that foreign talent may be cheap but is overrated. For those who are in TMO, run. The ship is slowly sinking.
@4Pubz+1dLWk4vV Which Finance VP is your skip-level with?
I'm in FPA Corporate Finance. I have a random Skip Level scheduled first of next week 9/13 with a VP whom I've never met or talked to in the 18 months I've been on this team. Based on others commentary, I'm sure it will be my official notification of getting the axe. I'll keep this site updated if/when it goes down. For those that our curious or keeping track, I had a legal exemption and was never allowed back in the office. I am the only member of my team that has a skip level scheduled. Draw your own conclusions.
Tmobile has layed off/gotten rid of more people than people realize because they used the covid vaccine to do so.....they put out vaccine mandate this time last year and were able to use "Science" to cut the fat!! Why let a good thing go to waste right? Then after they dumped a ton of people using that farce in October and if you got your accommodation they didn't leave you alone. Because come January of 2021 they made you go through it all again hiding behind the covid vaccine mandate they put forth and pushed more people out April 1st of 2021. They then layed off more people as an RIF end of April. Then layed off more people end of May RIF...then July RIF.....magically in July the vaccine mandate was lifted and everyone was allowed back at work regardless of your vaccine status. Then more lay offs end of August. They were able to keep them quiet by keeping under the WARN numbers. You can delete this post again if you like but every word is true.
I work for T-Mobile and it has been a shot show since Lehrer left. It wasn’t just FOPS, it was management, upper management with gosh only knows what is to come. I and most likely all of my co-workers are here to notify when something goes down or there is an outage. Once the engineers finish and complete tweaking the automated system, we won’t be needed either
I retired in April, just in time. I talked to some of my former coworkers today, only casualties were one useless switch tech and one field tech who wanted to be laid off anyway. Two or maybe three engineers, and that was it. New England market, none of them were acquired Sprint employees.
3 hours ago by Tsuck, nothing at all to do with white people..older sprint employees who came from a variety of companies, clearwire, att wirless verizon... it came with no warning, no rumors. it's corporate BS...outsouring to india ..
T-Mo is shutting down legacy Sprint wireline business so expect more layoffs. Their infrastructure is so old Deutsche Telekom has no interest in investing in wireline business in US since it would require complete overhaul as capex has been squeezed from wireline to upgrade wireless for years. T is only interested in growing 5G market share. They see AT&T & Lumen in enterprise space as too strong competitors to take on any longer so shutting down wireline and grooming wireless to Sprint’s fiber backhaul and metro assets is their best play. They waited too long for asset sale so now will leave all business customers high and dry. So for all affected workers, need to look at market and you should all know it was coming no surprises. Tmo didn’t think this through, asset sale would have been better, now many of their business customers will flip their wireless to AT&T and Vz. Business customers better look for a vendor committed to investing in wireline enterprise.
Seems like most of the Sprint employees were whacked, all older, all mostly white. I worked for numerous telecoms over 48 years and to say T-Mobile was the most aggorant, ignorant group of as-----s I ever had the misfortune of working with is an understatement. I was retiring in July but hung on, glad I did. Severance package was pretty sweet.
After 22 years with Omnipoint, VoiceStream, T-mobile, I got out...2019. Not laid off, resigned. My director made working there a nightmare.
No one will ever replace John Legere...we got out the same year.
Now I see that things only got worse.
Seeing my x-co-workers go through these lay offs is very upsetting, but as I've told all that I know...there are better jobs out there. Take your very needed and wanted experience somewhere else. I did...and I'm loving every minute of it.
When the merger happened they said no layoffs, and that they would be hiring new people!! Management has lied to its employees ever since I've been here, they talk out of both sides of their mouths. They promise you things just to shut you up. But never deliver.
25 years laid off, never complained, never asked for anything, worked odd hours, holidays, weekends, on call - ready to just begin working at the moment the voice on the other end needed something. network issues, working so long you can't see straight from fatigue. 7 minute script read phone call. not a conversation, just listen. sat down, processed it, went to send a note via email and was disconnected from the network. despite what it said, no one was offered any other positions. but we are free to look for jobs within the org that do not exist. past few earnings calls are like a big las vegas show only with bad elvis impersonators. yay for us, we beat all records! you guys rock, high 5s all around. I know what capitalism is. this isn't that. this is smug nastiness from people who have too much.
I was layoffs with no noticed on August 30, 2022 Layoffs document had date of August 29, T-Mobile violated (WARN) Act, this act requires companies with 100 or more employees to notify affected workers 60 days prior to closures and layoffs. T-Mobile is headquartered in Seattle, but a check of this year’s Washington state WARN database doesn’t have any information about T-Mobile layoffs.
That may be an indication that less than 500 people were laid off. "An employer must give notice if there is to be a mass layoff which does not result from a plant closing, but which will result in an employment loss at the employment site during any 30-day period for 500 or more employees, according to the WARN rules."
40% of operations was layed off, just spoke with my manager and my team was reported to another manager.
90 % network engineering group layoffs affected the legacy sprint employees and mangers with 15-20 years experience. After legacy sprint network migration to T-MOBILE systems and decomm of 2G/3G , they just scrapped 100s of legacy sprint network engineering jobs based in USA. No impact on the outsourced jobs in India at all.
Clearly a breach of sprint merger agreement. T-MOBILE is awful company laying off hardworking US employees despite record profit announced in last two quarters.
Quarter after quarter of growth then layoffs? Is it possible Mike Seivert is ruining what ML rescued? I knew I hated MS fake a-s smile. Worthless CEO
Delan's org got hit again, at least 4 that I know of. Maybe more.
MS is former AT&T so I'm sure he cut his teeth on their tactics as well. Oh and I was former AT&T when he was with us as a EVP, got laid using the same shenanigans.
Get rid of the worthless Product Managers, they usually are in most organizations; and keep the Network Managers that actually know something and do the work.
Lol at the person saying that T-mobile has gone full “WOKE”.
Id--t, this is capitalism that is enabled by all your typical greedy elitists as-----s who try to sell you that capitalism is the best economic model. This is what happens when you vote Red. They will always choose profits over people. In this case they outsourced because it’s more cost-effective to hire people overseas.
Ops mid level managers got cut left and right . Many impacted from Sprint and even Metro. ICs are let go today. Grant’s QA is also impacted today.
T_mobile laid off hundreds of American workers yesterday and today while majority (> 60%) of engineering jobs are outsourced to India for the cheap labor which is directly hurting US workers. Extremely sad and breach of merger agreement with Sprint .
Employees who were working 18-20 years with legacy sprint and Tmobile lost their jobs without any notice in this blitz.
Contrarily, outsourced engineering department in India have no impact at all. UNFAIR
Hundreds are being laid off in Network management. 8/30/2022.
Got Laid off for no reason... No Warning ⚠️ Stay Away from T-MOBILE Yhey lack of Transparency. No such thing Equal Employment Opportunity.
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I just got the axe on 08/29/2022. Funny how we just came off an all hands meeting where everything is supposed to be great and they start quiet layoffs. They are doing it weekly to avoid WARN act Violations. It's so unethical. T-Mobile has gone full WOKE. UNPROFESSIONAL COMPANY TO WORK FOR AND LACKS OF TRANSPARENCY.
Oh yeah, I forgot. 15 years of service.