I was laid off in Dec 2014. Good luck to all of you who are still at SJM
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Is there more layoffs in 2015/2016 ? Seems like there are still a lot of people that don't actually work, haven't contributed, and abuse there freedoms a SJM...from supervisors, eng. techs, engineers, managers, planners and so on... Way to top heavy--a lot of dead weight!!
I'm part of their most recent acquisition, and despite six months of "we like what you're doing so we won't change much" reassurances, we were all like deer in the headlights yesterday. My group in R&D lost nearly half (4 of 9) and the rest of us were scattered to other managers. My manager (up to yesterday) had this incredible knack for herding cats (aka the 7 engineers and 2 scientists in her group), but she was demoted out of management to staff engineer because they didn't like her laissez-faire management style. She would give us these difficult assignments and then just stand back and let us do them with only periodic review meetings. She got the most amazing results, but that doesn't matter when your management criteria is to micro-manage each member of each team.
We had two meetings with managers at the Director and VP levels yesterday who tried to put a brave face on the fact that the SJM management had essentially been lying to us the whole time. We're now "better focused for success in the new year." Right. We're going to be successful even though they closed down entire sites where there were several centuries of technical experience on our main product (the one that's generating all of the revenues that SJM is now "re-investing in other divisions" according to our talk yesterday). How does that work again?
After reading through the comments here, I think I'd better start looking around, and I don't think it will be another med-device company.
I was let go in July 2014...so sad. And yet, the way the axe swings over that company year after year after year, I kind of feel fortunate. I lost my house and had to liquidate my 401K. But I'm glad I'm not there anymore.
A whole bunch apparently happened yesterday throughout Sylmar in the CRMD dept