DC office (Vienna) has two conference rooms booked all day March 1...
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Looks like Tuesday will be the day for Wichita if conference room bookings have anything to say about it.
Shocker is booked all day by security which is what usually happens when they are trying to be secret about something.
Wichita conference rooms always have tissues...
i hear they block the conference rooms and put tissues in all conf rooms. Looks for those signs and you know its coming.
So far nothing at HQ
It depends on whether you are part of an entire group that is being laid off, or if you are part of a group where some employees will be left after the layoff. In the first case, the whole group will likely get an invitation for a meeting in a conference room with HR and the VP/Director who is responsible for the group, followed by individual meetings with your direct manager where you receive the white folder and the terms of the severance agreement.
Otherwise, it will be something that happens one-on-one with your manager.
Haven't gone through a layoff with NetApp ... can anyone tell me what to expect ? How is it going to go down? Do they send an invite the night before? Do they simply come by your desk and whisk you away like the Gestapo?
When When When.... this the like a riddle... Some say it started some say no... No confirmation at all...
Why the hell they want to do this in such secrecy if at all, things have actually kicked off.... and who knows when bottom line enggrs are notified....
Any news from other geos? Coming to work everyday is like living a bad dream..... No official updates yet. I dont really understand what he was meaning when he said "This is going to be very transparent and professional this time around".... What the heck, people have been reporting that process have started. If then, why no email from the TOP?.... HR is behaving like there are into some CIA mission....
You don't have to sign any non compete agreements. You are being laid off go forth and find any employer you like.
My wife works in HR for Cisco for 20 years. Yes, escorting people out is procedure, no longer employees. That's why HR calls you to a meeting away from your cube, building, floor.
I never heard that those laid off were escorted out. They just walked out themselves. Do not spread nonsense.
I was told of 2 people in support management who were escorted out of the building today in Wichita. Haven't heard of anything else.
Looks like it started in RTP today in support. Multiple sources. Anyone on here feel free to confirm.
"Certainly this, and the few months after, is a time when no one can question a person's reason for leaving when they land that sweet new gig."
Ummm ... who questions a person's reason for leaving?
Rumor is, some reps in Customer Support are being let go today. Trying to confirm.
Last one was on a Monday.
I would expect layoffs to occur on Fridays in general at any company. It's not a week of shock for the remaining as they've had a weekend to digest.
But if they just want people to leave on their own, the smartest ones will be leaving first, because they're the ones who'll land the best gigs in the shortest amount of time.
GK mentioned in his email, there could be another one after this. So not very productive even after this is done.
One of the possible reasons for creating all this uncertainty and stress is that people will begin to leave on their own and they can not only get more headcount reduction but also avoid paying out packages.
Certainly this, and the few months after, is a time when no one can question a person's reason for leaving when they land that sweet new gig.
No update at all from all hands meet. He have been very smart on avoiding the possible time frame... As always left employees to speculate to death.
I heard the same rumor of layoff notices early next week but I've also heard sometime this week. GK confirmed layoffs will occur during All Hands mtg but no specific date range. Too bad, this is all I and others are thinking about, not very productive but the truth.
Layoff started yesterday is a joke. Most likely early next week.
Are you sure they were laid off or did they head to competition?
Which upper management was impacted? Haven't heard anything here in RTP.
Which location, Sunnyvale?
Layoffs started yesterday with impacted upper management being walked out.
The DOL .gov site says this:
"What if my employer pays me for the 60 days instead of sending me a WARN notice?
WARN requires 60 calendar days' written notice. The law makes no provision for any alternative such as pay in place of a notice. While an employer who pays workers for 60 calendar days instead of giving them proper notice technically has violated WARN, the provision of pay and benefits in place of a notice is a possible option. Because WARN provides for back pay and benefits for the period of the violation, up to 60 days, generally this approach by an employer—pay in place of notice—means that the employer has already met the penalty specified in the Act, if the payment is not required to be made. WARN allows voluntary payments of wages and benefits to be offset against any damages that might be awarded. If, however, a payment is required by another law, contract or company policy or practice, it may not be offset against WARN damages."
Rather than letting people stay for 60 days to find something new, my guess is that they will simply cut the 12% from the network by end of business day.
How does this 60 day severance work? I've never been a part of a layoff.
The 60 day assumption is wrong - if they give you 60 days severance that counts as an effective and timely notice.
So, you can be let go tomorrow without a WARN notice if you are given 60 day severance - they would be responsible for paying your benefits during the 60 day period too. You will not be able to get unemployent benefits during those 60 days... Search this site, use "60 days" keyword there is a ton of posts on thia topic.
I am sure there will be more discussion in this topic here in the days to come...
60days #60daysnotice #warn
Which time were you let go, and what kind of severance were you offered.
Did you need to sign a non compete type document dictating where you could go to work?
I have been there 10 years, but unfortunately not in the type of position
(I was a money maker not a money taker) that used to offer me a bit of insulation from being laid off.
Any info would be appreciated.
Having been through this as a former NetApp employee, the white folders go out at least 60 days ahead of your termination date.
They have 60 days before they show up or hopefully give the courtesy of notifying the impacted 60days in advance to allow some time to search for new employment and prepare.