Thread regarding Hitachi Vantara layoffs

What are the chances this is true?

The news just hit - manager leaked it accidentally. 20% wholesale RIF worldwide. No bonus pay (i.e. two weeks for each year worked). Instead - two weeks pay maximum. Also - no Cobra or outplacement services. Employees will be notified by EOW - with April 30th targeted as last day.

It was posted here: @7tnm+1fYwwDf1

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Bonuses were better than this time last year! so things can't be that bad. And for anyone that says " they have to do this to retain the remaining employees", No no they don't.

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Post ID: @Biyj+1g6JBUEq

there is nothing about IBM wanting HV or any Hitachi storage products at https://www.thelayoff.com/hitachi. someone is making cr-p up. The last thing IBM wants is more drag on their company.

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Post ID: @zqrk+1g6JBUEq

Highly doubt IBM, but another possibility is HPE, assuming they want to add another boat anchor to the company.

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Post ID: @yhdv+1g6JBUEq

I don't see how it would make sense for "old IBM entity" to buy the storage unit. IBM itself already has storage. I'm not sure they need yet another block storage platform. Also, IBM seems to have been divesting all their open systems products.

Kendryl was split off specifically as a managed services company. Any HW would not be a fit for them at all. Finally, if they sold off block storage, which is a Hitachi Limited product, what would they do with the rest of the Vantara storage portfolio? Sure, they could EOL all of it, but that can't be done overnight.

I'm going to file this one with the other baseless nonsense rumors I have seen on this site.

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Post ID: @yhja+1g6JBUEq
I am hearing storage to the old IBM entity

The majority of that comes from Japan, so wouldn't be Hitachi rather than Hitachi Vantara? No mention of this, nor much recent traffic at all, over at: https://www.thelayoff.com/hitachi

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Post ID: @yayg+1g6JBUEq

No 20% RIF. There is a possible divestiture in play. I am hearing storage to the old IBM entity - is that Kyndryl? You have folks here hearing consulting to IBM GS. I am not sure which one is right, but 20% could be true in terms of divestiture vs. RIF.

IBM would be a better place than HV. GK isnt exactly turning this ship around is he...

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Post ID: @ytta+1g6JBUEq

Turns out this was a false report. Some people need to get mental help.

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Post ID: @suyh+1g6JBUEq

Selling Hitachi Consulting, after spending all that time and money assimilating it into Hitachi Vantara? Wouldn't be the first time the company has "self harmed" though.

I think "Data Management and Analytics" is where Japan sees the future, so any cuts there seem counter intuitive. IMHO it's more likely that, longer term, that becomes part of the new "Hitachi Digital" company.

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Post ID: @hdjq+1g6JBUEq

What is left of Hitachi consulting to sell?

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Post ID: @hsrt+1g6JBUEq

Only thing I have heard is that Hitachi Consulting is being sold to IBM Global Services. Plus if you are in the data management and analytics side of the business, it's time to update your resume.

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Post ID: @gzxq+1g6JBUEq

Nothing. It seems like the OP made it up.

I'll never understand why people would do that sort of thing, especially on this type of site. Trolls are gonna troll, I guess.

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Post ID: @fbuf+1g6JBUEq

no noise on this so far. whats you all hearing? Nothing, zero.

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Post ID: @fuja+1g6JBUEq

no noise on this so far. whats you all hearing?

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Post ID: @ftdd+1g6JBUEq

If it were true, then apparently: "Employees will be notified by EOW".

I think we'd have heard something if 20% of the workforce, worldwide, had been given their notice last week.

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Post ID: @5mrh+1g6JBUEq

so when will we actually know for sure? If this is true, we should see it in the bonus annoucemenets. Do they happen tnext month?

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Post ID: @5cfi+1g6JBUEq
What are the chances this is true?

Less than zero?

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Post ID: @4ket+1g6JBUEq

What this post fails to realize and capture is how large HV is in the global market. 20% cuts across the board is ridiculous from a P & L point of view as well as regional sales and earnings. It also fails in regard to lower wage labor markets.

I would argue if regional sales are satisfactory and your expertise cannot be rotated to a cheaper labor market via GL or S/SE Asia one shouldn’t be concerned.

I believe it’s both wabbit and duck season.

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Post ID: @2cey+1g6JBUEq

Not hearing 20% RIF. Some people likely giving wrong info to stir conversation 😂

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Post ID: @cjr+1g6JBUEq

Leaders do stupid things but a move that large and significant without giving benefits to people like cobra would rattle an organization enough that it couldn’t recover. No bonus? Doubt they would do that either. These forums have always been a mix of fact and fiction. This is fiction.

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Post ID: @edj+1g6JBUEq

sounds like complete B.S to me. 20% RIF??, they may as well shutdown completely. Someone is making sh!t up.

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Post ID: @xwr+1g6JBUEq

It's certainly a lot of very specific information to leak "accidentally". In some parts of the world - and I believe some US states - employment law restricts the actions listed.

I know there are some unusual takes on this site from time to time - and I saw similar stuff posted last year - but it would take a real sociopath (the manager or the poster!) to make that stuff up.

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