If the economy turns around, do you anticipate any HP Layoffs in 2019?
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You can only screw the public with overpriced ink so long. HP to get into China dropped their drawers and now they have all these ink knockoffs that are much cheaper. HP had their bell rung in EMEA. NOW they are going to try and raise hardware prices and hold or lower ink but they got too addicted to the high margin recurring ink business. Enriques Lores has one truck cut people. HP is so disfunctional. You have 1/2 the people working their a– off and the other 1/2 are skating
Oh wow are they still laying people off. Our team in 2011 was told all SAP Pricing and Product jobs supporting the fields contracts etc. would move to India and all of you are out of here. While we wrapped things up, cases that were sent to India to resolved were sent back to me because they had no clue how our SW or JW products are supported or EOSL; it was too much for them. I would submit a case for them to fix, they would own it for about a week, and send it back to me. The funny thing was, I was laid off, took time to relax during the real estate collapse etc. I found a great job in different industry (non_high Tech) Pharma twice the pay and benefits very happy until I was told my VM at HP was full?? I called it and sure enough had so many upset field employee but I was already gone. Oh well but how after I think I was gone 3 years that my VM box still on and that I could access it.
They have just acquired CRAY I'm guessing more layoffs to come.... that's 1300 people they are taking on...
Layoffs happened today. Not sure the extent or how many, but my friend in US sales was just part of a WFR.
I heard from an employee they are doing a mass lay-off.
Nobody is irreplaceable and few of the positions in HPQ require anything more than high intelligence and a high school diploma. I watched MBA's come in and do work that ANY smart person could do (and contribute.)
So laying off people won't really harm anything. If it gets tight they can get any other body to step in.
In July last year WSJ said that HP will layoff a total of 5,000 workers in FY 19. I was one of them, friends of mine still working there say that all reqs are frozen, and they want to cut back or "efficiencies" as HP calls it for the next two quarters being Q2, and Q3, but hey "Neon" Dion is still saying they have double digit growth. You can only lay off so much labor until you hit those diminish returns Dion..
Silent layoffs are happening in the US. Some seem to be to random people but others are due to re-organizations
Cutbacks continue with CW workers. The agency I work for just cut back hours for some contractors to 20 hours a week. This is just supposed to last until Jan 2019.
Jobs are still being eliminated right now. Just heard of another person (HP direct, not a CW) being let go at the end of this week. Job position eliminated. Even some temp workers are not having their contract renewed. It is not a large number but enough to see empty desks around the place.