I got an offer from a place that just finished a round of layoffs. I applied and interviewed before those cuts so I thought I would never hear from them again, but here we are. It's a good offer and I'm leaning toward accepting it, but the whole layoffs thing worries me. Would it be a stupid move to accept?
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It's safer than joining a company that will have layoffs soon! :))))))
Do your research on the company. If it's Cisco, the layoff rounds are a recurring event and have no rhyme or reason behind how people or groups are impacted.
If it's a different company, what's their track history on layoffs? I had interviewed w/ one company, then received an offer letter by a combined company (-) and I accepted it. Then 4 months later, the joined company dropped the part of the name and then 2 months later announced they were closing the old company's center of excellence and moving its work to another state. I was laid off 17 months after I was originally hired.
First time? There's no such thing as safe. No such thing as loyalty anymore. You're just an expendable asset. They're using you to make money, you're using them to make money. End of story. Get the experience you want, find your next opportunity.
Does the company have natural growth? Or does the company require expensive acquisitions to artificially inflate growth?