Thread regarding Qualcomm Inc. layoffs

2/20/2018 - On the Record - Christiano Amon, President: Qualcomm layoffs are coming, it's a matter of weeks, not months

For all of you folks who missed the memo, CA was explicit and we should acknowledge this: layoffs are coming. Based on what he communicated, things are about to unravel quickly and it will be a short sharp shock for the org. If you've been with Qualcomm for a while, you know how painful these things can be - so let's see how do they manage this one...

I guess we'll be seeing each other here on layoffs.com quite a bit over the next few weeks.

Peace out!

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CA is silent this week

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-Ulou

Wow!!

Qualcomm employees wants a new management...

Majority thinks it’s better if CEO steps down and take the pay cut... instead of reducing the employee headcount... what do you think?

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-9yby

Let's see how he handles the pressure when Octane gets rid of him and his brother RA.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-8mvx

He handles pressure well - that's the only good thing I have to say about him

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-8cka

If 1K~2.k is what they are planning, how will they meet 1bil numbers. Are people supposed to being their own stationery, geo shifting , work from starbucks , reduce water consumption by closing restrooms ?

Note, the previous layoff that occurred [2015] was very wishy washy. Poor management. As a then stock holder tried to understand all the news out during that time, it was never clear if they accomplished what was recommended by Jana partners at that time. Same will happen this time, highly likely.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-1kio

I'm certain there will be some layoffs, but nothing like what some people here are suggesting. 1k-2.5k would seem plausible, but more seems unlikely. Layoffs are not the only cost reductions they are making.

Moreover, the company seems well-positioned for growth, especially once we pull in NXP.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-1rjj

One thing for sure, CA will make sure his brother's job is safe

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-1ocp

Have cuts taken place in all sites ?? What is the percentage of Work Force Reduction ??

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-1yzb

I dont think it'll be as bad as many here predict.

We will see how things play out but 4k or even 3k in SD is a major stretch...

Anyhow, I like the fact that this round will be a swift one, the sooner we close this episode, the better everyone will be.

Also remember, QC has always been a generous company, so folks being cut will not leave with nothing - I know that the management always milks the max benefits and perks, but overall I think that they are taking a decent care of the average worker.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-1fpl

I hope it will not be as bad as many predict

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-bfp

Please send out resumes ASAP there will no enough jobs for 4 K people in SD, act now!!

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-njj

Good times are coming. All you negative Nellies need to turn those frowns upside down.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-rwb

F-- QC!!

Let’s work at 50 % starting tomorrow!!

If management don’t give a damn why should we?

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-rts

Things are about to hit the fan - 1000 views on this thread in less than 2 hours - now that's the anxiety level 100

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-nee

I'd agree....

People dreaming about Qualcomm's revival are the so naive...

Anyone with an iota of brain can see this..

... however, things change every 6 months and we have a few tricks up our sleeve too.... Had it not been for such inept management line up, I'd say we stand a decent chance of improving things... Yet, 2018 will be the year of pain and I do not believe this will all be over in a 'few weeks'

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-duy

CA is a hero now. OMG... What did he do for us lately?

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-dxy

I feel pity for people who are praising ca for his so called forth coming...

He is being laid big bucks to do this and it is not his job on the line so not a big deal for him..

Easy job to deliver this...

People dreaming about Qualcomm's revival are the so naive...

Anyone with an iota of brain can see this..

Most of the layoffs would come from sd..

Small remote offices would be closed

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-uel

They will change insurance to pay premium as well after nxp merge. If broadcomm devours us, it will be 15k ppl get affected and a few thousands everyyear until it pays out all debt

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-lcq

Qualcomm execs never tell the truth, so what's CA hiding?

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-whw

$1B is around 4k employees with overhead. Low-cost regions will logically pick up more work so the majority has to be in SD. It's not enough to change travel policies (which might save $8 to $10m). Eliminating sodas might save $50k.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-bdo

Murthy left his stains and now planting it in Intel thankfully, they will find out especially that he took the circle that keeps hiding the truth (remember Abhe and the 8994) . Cristiano did so well like a true leader today and it is a fight and we are behind him. NXP first Broadcomm next Apple last and we will win in a big way.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-tjy

@mst What makes you think that the layoff will be in the 30% range

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-yvf

hey @rxi he was around during the last round of big cuts, he was not this forward coming at that point - i was in the meeting today and it was ok - but, all of the execs have been tainted

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-ngc

True...

Kudos to Christiano in answering some tough questions today

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-rgk

Kudos to Christiano in answering some tough questions today. I know it comes with the job description, to take responsibility and lead from the front, and keep the employee well informed. But, as we know, some executives has not been doing that.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-rxi

Christiano handled this well, and of the execs he is the best. However, make no mistake, this sounds like a bloodbath in the 30% range for San Diego. I guess low-cost regions will have less impact. God be with us all. Keep things in perspective.

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-mst

Murthy sends his LOLs

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Post ID: @RQkrvsy-ylp

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