Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

How many laid off?

Folks, let's try to get a handle on how many we think we're laid off. Share info you have by group, locations etc., such that we can add it all up to get to a reliable total for the weekly report. Thanks and may you all quickly find better jobs!

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Post ID: @OP+P3fbgtN

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@@P3fbgtN-1ote, re:

"I find it hard to believe that someone who didn't know how many people might be working in SD and called it "SUN" ever worked there."

If that is the same person, I concur it seems unlikely that person actually worked here.

I imagined the "SUN" reference was due to nostalgia, which we often see in Sun forums, and those of other once-great companies that eventually failed. I find it difficult to differentiate among anonymous posters.

If my comments about people who make such comments are "lashing out," I hope people will chalk it up to this individual's naivete in interacting with that attitude in the context of a forum like this one. People come together here to share information about a common loss and to seek practical information. Insulting them seems heartless and wrong to me, but I don't read this forum very often. Perhaps that's the norm here, and speaking up in response is "lashing out."

Whoever made the comments about overpaid deadwood, I still think you should think before clicking Submit.

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Post ID: @1yqj+P3fbgtN

@P3fbgtN-1cqq : you're lashing out at a lot of different things as though they were all said by the same person, which they weren't. The guy who was saying he worked for SUN was the same guy who was saying no way that many people were laid off in San Diego.

If you didn't work for Stanford, you didn't work for SUN. You worked for Sun, a great company with great employees, many of whom got kicked in the fork today for the sin of trusting Oracle for too long.

I find it hard to believe that someone who didn't know how many people might be working in SD and called it "SUN" ever worked there.

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Post ID: @1ote+P3fbgtN

SUN (all caps) was the original acronym for Stanford University Network.

Many San Diego employees worked from home, many of whom were former Sun employees who made that change as the result of a Sun-wide relocation intiative that occurred years before the Oracle acquisition.

This has been a hard day for a lot of people -- apparently over 1000.

Why would someone intentionally make comments designed to belittle people on the day they're laid off ("overpaid," "deadwood") ? Even if you were obviously clueless about the people who were affected today, shame on you. Step away from the screen and try to rediscover your humanity.

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Post ID: @1cqq+P3fbgtN

@P3fbgtN-vrc said "RL org, only 12 left out of 650 people. They kept a few key people to support M8."


Which 12 people? RTL, Integration, I/O, DB management?

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Post ID: @1mif+P3fbgtN

SUN .. SUN bro... who care about Oracle ? Always considered myself as former SUN :-)

I can tell how much you dig Sun by the way you call them "SUN".

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Post ID: @1suz+P3fbgtN

No, @P3fbgtN-nzl, it wasn't "overpaid" and "dead wood".

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Post ID: @1vyu+P3fbgtN

Confirmed, just under 1500 in Santa Clara today

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Post ID: @1qte+P3fbgtN

About 990 of engineers (99%) in SPARC, hundreds in Solarris, tape, and not including sales, support team overseas. I heard Some Cloud people were also affected. Maybe Sparc cloud people. So at least 3000 all over the world. Maybe more...

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Post ID: @wih+P3fbgtN

Are you kidding me??? Oracle wiped out most of hardware and even some part of software. It was both in US and oversees by playing a pre-recorded 5 minute cold call to employees. Announced only 3 hours prior.

How could it be 1500 only as some "special interest" on these posts suggest? Are the "special interest" on these posts Oracle lawyers or HR protecting company's interest? Oracle is a true master when it comes to skirt off WARN and screw with employees. They do layoffs every 90 days for a good reason. Others buckle up for what is coming in 3 months from now. The company is so tight leap about what happened today.

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Post ID: @xfz+P3fbgtN

140 gone in Broomfield, most from tape, but a few other areas as well.

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Post ID: @fvw+P3fbgtN

RL org, only 12 left out of 650 people. They kept a few key people to support M8. It will take 60 days to show in Aria, because Santa Clara was under WARN and those employees stay in the system until they are actually terminated.

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Post ID: @vrc+P3fbgtN

@shaw: The layoff was not 6-7K, it was closer to 500-1000 and was very targeted and designed to position Sparc going forward. It hit mostly deadwood and overpaid employees.

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Post ID: @nzl+P3fbgtN

@shaw: your numbers are not accurate. 6K is way too high. More like 1500.

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Post ID: @qtr+P3fbgtN

Massive layoff at Austin, Santa Clara and Burlington. Perhaps 6k-7k

Any chance of class action lawsuit? There were rumors of layoff for the last 3 weeks, but appears Oracle was working on for extended time to skirt off WARN and dump employees at the lowest cost.

Fed Ex termination notice says sign off on termination agreement and agree to not bring a lawsuit against Oracle.

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Post ID: @mck+P3fbgtN

First your imagination for how big a building can be is limited.

Did you work there, or just trolling ? I did .. from SAN5 across the street, to SAN10/11, to 1 and 1/2, and then downsized to one :-)

Imagination ? NO

Two, your reasoning that there can only be one Oracle building in San Diego is faulty.

SUN .. SUN bro... who care about Oracle ? Always considered myself as former SUN :-)

Third, as someone pointed out, not everyone who works for a company in the 21st century has office space.

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Post ID: @rve+P3fbgtN

Should be found here once filed.

http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/Layoff_Services_WARN.htm#ListingofWARNNotices

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Post ID: @ixj+P3fbgtN

Confirmed internal source: 976 affected in SCA alone today..

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Post ID: @zpk+P3fbgtN

When you get your WARN notice post the state, site and number of jobs affected here, cheers

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Post ID: @lyd+P3fbgtN

There is no way in heck that San Diego have had that many people under only one building!

First your imagination for how big a building can be is limited.

Two, your reasoning that there can only be one Oracle building in San Diego is faulty.

Third, as someone pointed out, not everyone who works for a company in the 21st century has office space.

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Post ID: @qhh+P3fbgtN

I'd say about 1000 - 1600

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Post ID: @ere+P3fbgtN

@P3fbgtN-yco Majority of San Diego employees are Flex/Home based. Flex/Home based employees will not be accounted for WARN. We were asked to give up our offices in SD recently and become Flex instead, go figure

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Post ID: @rll+P3fbgtN

There is no way in heck that San Diego have had that many people under only one building!

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Post ID: @wft+P3fbgtN

San Diego triggered WARN - out of 420 or so people, there are likely 100 left.

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Post ID: @yco+P3fbgtN

Close to 50% impacted in Solaris Org, both in US & outside

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Post ID: @ugi+P3fbgtN

Massive layoff at Austin, Santa Clara and Burlington. Perhaps 6k-7k

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Post ID: @hkq+P3fbgtN

Solaris Studio project is closed.

About 40 employees in Russia were notified about termination (this might take time due to labor law).

Looks like SCA staff was notified as well.

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Post ID: @vwu+P3fbgtN

Numbers, numbers please

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Post ID: @vea+P3fbgtN

Some areas 60 - 70 percent .. big massacre caused y 3 rd rated mgmt teams ( directors and VPs.. dead woods)

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Post ID: @mwp+P3fbgtN

Hard to tell yet how many, if any and why, survived from ME (MS, RL's chip/cpu design org in SCA, AUS, BUR,...) and for how long.

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Post ID: @clo+P3fbgtN

fortunately the Sparc layoff today was greatly exaggerated, and not the 50% reduction some said would happen, but I still think the big layoff will be soon

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Post ID: @tgy+P3fbgtN

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