Thread regarding Splunk Inc. layoffs

Carlson & Bice: Leadership failures

Teresa Carlson and Shawn Bice leave a wake of damage, inaction and complete inability to lead. They should only work for massive companies where their lack of talent is supported by massive organizations that make them look good and their lack of depth and competence is hidden. Shameful.

Proud of Splunk and it’s resilience. I can see a new future.

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Before they joined the executives Doug Merritt, Jason Childs, and Chairman Graham Smith were sued for insider trading. And they and the entire board were also accused for negligence and securities fraud. That had nothing to do with them.

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Post ID: @8xdr+1gWLepHS

I agree those two are not even the scapegoats as those animals there were out of control for MANY years prior. From the top to down and bottom up.

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Post ID: @2afn+1gWLepHS

Splunk was already a complete disaster before those two. They may have been poor leaders but it was impossible to turn it around. Splunk shot themselves in the foot by implementing single tenant on-prem solution and it's not cloud as cloud is multi-tenant and Internet-facing. They couldn't scale, support, and secure customers environment and it went under. Prior to them the Splunk cloud and engineering teams were EXTREMELY poor and had ZERO experience. They basically exported Splunk Enterprise onto a virtual machine and thought that's all they needed to do. RE--RDS. They also got hacked in a major breach in 2018 and had basically nothing in place to demonstrate they were operationally qualified to support their on-prem customers. They had no qualifications.

Those two inherited an inferno and messed up. Their biggest regret was being convinced they could make Splunk Cloud a success but at this stage it's impossible. Their biggest career regret.

Splunk also had a huge problem with harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination and anti-Semitism and that had nothing to do with those 2 former AWS execs.

I saw everything and know everything.

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Post ID: @1kvi+1gWLepHS

10000% toxic, incompetent, vain, high maintenance are just a few words that apply to both of them. It’s clear that at AWS they may be able to talk a good talk, but they are horrific leaders. My bet is they will go to another big company to disappear

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