G.E. Digital San Ramon - gloomy outlook, layoffs coming. 20-25% staff reduction coming. They already consolidated from 3 building to 2 and only 1 would be needed after the next round.
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Don’t understand why AWS hired Jake Johnson as SR architecture manager after this jackass was the #1 reason for the lack of predix support ops for all GE businesses. His team literally drove stock down to less than $10. When presented outsourced AWS managed solutions, Jake turned it down because he wanted to continue predix ops support in house without any regard to quality customer service. No sane customers should ever trust any industrial IOT solutions from GE Digital.
Resurrecting 1 year-old post. How come San Ramon, Bill Ruth, and the whole digital scam is not publicly laid off yet?
Life at GE is getting stressful, especially in the US .. All round talks of only layoff. Really demotivating..
Roanoke and SR are seeing lots of cuts now. Amos prefers the east coast and has interests there. Roanoke office is close to his alma mater where they are recruiting cheap new grads from.
Speaking of which, shouldn't questions on that forum be answered by John only? Why can Bill put in some ambigious comments there then the question is marked answered? Let me guess. He is trying to bury the bad comments against GE Digital in the sea of answered questions hoping John doesn't see it.
It looks like Ruh was trying to cover his a*s, LOL
I think it is number 2. Empire building is GE's DNA. We are witnessing how it crashes.
@PYfwasK-5hjk, yeah, heard the answer from Bill Ruth. Could be two reasons. 1. Bill doesn't have a good idea of what kind of problems GE digital has, because his reports sugar coat all these ugly truth. 2. Bill only cares of the size of GE Digital. The bigger size, the more power. At current moment, I'd put more trust on John Flannery. Hope he can make right decision and good judgement.
@PYfwasK-5plg, somebody ask a similar question on Flannery's Q&A site. Ruh answered before Flannery did (then the question was marked answered). Long answer but what I get is multiple layers is the right structure and well considered.
GE Digital only needs 3/4 of people to produce better products if we keep good talents and do things right. I have never seen a place with so many managers who love playing political games at work, but cannot deliver. And some program managers with Director or Sr.Director even are not qualified to be managers. They don't have management experience and they are busy adding overhead and confusion to processes.
I believe that GE has great opportunity to be a true leader in IIOT, but not with these unqualified Directors, Sr Directors, VP and SVP in GE Digital.
There are several scrum teams who have been sitting for the past 3 quarters waiting for a Product Strategy or roadmap to be in place. Many of the good engineers got so bored that they either quit or moved to other groups. This is in the Apps organization by the way, especially the manufacturing folks. The new App strategy unveiled by Eddy Amos does not have a lot for these teams in San Ramon. So they should pack their bags.
Instead of teams across the East and West cost to be better integrated, they have made all of San Ramon as what they call App Foundation, which is code for we will not need you soon and the front end product will now be built in Roanoke. and by the way the guys in Roanoke have no cloud experience whatsoever and still build software that is shipped in CDs. They have good subject matter but technology is very weak, they do not understand distributed computing or any aspects of PaaS, the folks who know PaaS are in San Ramon and they are getting ready to be fired.
This organization is also doomed now. GE should not make software, they should stick with core engineering, build the engines, turbines etc and leave the Software to the nimble Software shops.
Many new super expensive leaders have been hired, ex Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple etc. None of them came cheap. For each of those guys hired a dozen of the workers may have to be let go. Some of these big leaders have been around for more than a year now.
They saw some exponential growth. San Ramon grew to 1000+ in under 3 years. In the bulk hire there were many bottom runk folks too. I really hope the layoffs happen at all levels, so many VP’s here who don’t deserve that title they should be shown the door.
Stocks have not been doing well and John Flannery has to take some tough measures. Hoping the company comes out better. I am in it for the long run. Will stay the course unless I get Layed off. I truly believe they are a leader in IIOT.
Next 18-20 months is going to be tough for GE. If you are in Roanoke Virginia there is not a whole lot going on and folks will stick around for years. Not in the Bay Area. Wonder how many quality people will stick it out for 2 years in San Ramon