Thread regarding VMware layoffs

January 9 layoffs?

Typically on Jan9th every year - as clockwork; management decides to cull areas of business

I'm somewhat new at VMware, so I can't tell if this is true or not? It'd be nice to be prepared if it is, because I'm assuming that it'll be "last in first out" if and when layoffs do start.

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How many months they give for exit package?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Ittx

Some Bangalore, Some Austin & Some PA

VPs bonuses tied to better diversity - chop the high salaried males - instant better diversity & inclusivity

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Fnbs

Any updates?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Ffau

@everyone who mentioned a 1:1 date before today, did the layoffs happen? Which department/BU?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Fxeg

And the 1 on 1 meeting invitation have gone out to a few individuals in EUC US

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Fmbx

When it comes to RIFs ... the selections are more on the factors such as

  • which resource has the least impact on team if that position is eliminated ...this comes down to day to day operation disruption and future projects including deliverables and releases.

-cost of rehiring someone else to perform the same duties

  • who is in the PIP

  • who has not progressed for a long time in the team

And very rarely .. Manager and employee not in good terms. I have seen couple of instances in vmw where Manager got rid of few employees ..

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Drwf

there is no specific BU or team targeted here, if they have agreed with a number or percentage of workforce to lay off, this will be determined by many factors. Skill sets, Performance, Product Success, Experience, Level of Pay, Tenure or Productivity to name a few. if you are less than a year in then you're typically safe.

It is not always a negative factor that selects you, you may be selected as you will have a better chance to get hired elsewhere. I am in CPBU R&D if that helps

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Dzem

It seems like it - it's great that people even share any experiences on here, however not calling out the affected region and BU makes the contribution a bit unhelpful...

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Dljk

"What BU is getting meeting requests? Office location?" - this was posted two days prior to that confirmation.

Given this and the other thread's lapse in any BU/location information, is VMW's layoff criteria targeting employees with poor comprehension or communication skills?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Drvz

Yep - just got my meeting request for Tuesday the 29th. It's been a fun ride.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Buwl

What BU is getting meeting requests? Office location?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Atia

just got my unusual meeting request for Tuesday 29th at 9am, Requesting to meet in person and so guess I am out. Good luck everyone

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-Aamr

I believe it's happening now, WTF.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-zwva

Heard that cuts has happened in Beijing Team ( Vsphere solutions). It is confirmed news

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-yqxq

It usually happens in the week of 20 - 30 of Jan. In my team its happened on 27 Jan and once on the 24 Jan 2017.

A friend had weekly 1-1 and no one doubted it. They usually chuck out people with 2.5 to 5 years in VMware. New hires dont need to worry.

All the best!!!

The package is good, usually 3 months of salary. 1 month salary for every year in VMware. So 3 years will get 6 months salary and so one.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-ymdn

It's usually a sudden meeting request, first thing in the morning, and termination of the employee's credentials occurs during that meeting. There's too much sensitive information at risk to let most employees work until the end of the week.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-txqk

Meeting scheduled week of 28th with 1st Feb as the last day of employment?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-tlun

GOD Bless ya'all and good luck

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-tghe

I'm hearing it's taking place the week of the 28th.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-sntf

How many cut in US & UK? Or has it been delayed?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-rcpj

EUC execs need to go before they screw things up any further.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-rmgv

Traditionally, VMware layoffs are second Tuesday in January, so that's Jan 15 this year. So far there are no major meetings on the books for whole teams\centers, like occurred when EUC was gutted last year, or Burlington center 2 years prior.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-qatm

A little birdie told me it would be jan 16 in Bangalore, reorganisation on the cards in EUC

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-mjwe

Any one affected this week?

See:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/WC5EdmM#rrmn

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-mklt

Well, Jan 15 is a holiday in Bangalore. Fingers crossed!

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-kvbd

Last year it was Tue Jan 9, 2018. One would get a 8am or 9am one on one with manager; I only know one concrete example.

This year, probably similar time.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-jsjo

Any update if Broomfiled GSS will be affected ? or which teams in GSS ?

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-jgtb

I too heard it will be Jan 9. Last year the one - one in invite came the night before the Dday.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-juyp

1-1’s have started to be setup for January 15th

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-irgs

it'll be "last in first out"

It is not a LIFO, it is a FIFO. You got recently hired, UR ethnicity is not a problem for the hiring manager.

Within NSXBU and some BUs, ethnicity is all that matters. Just look at the leadership and org chart under the GM of NSXBU.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-1ftu

Annual cut is between 4-7% based on transferability of function to Bengaluru. London and UK development, sales & GSS staff will face more severe cuts. Relevant positions in Bengaluru and Sofia have already been filled.

Commission percentage for HR and hiring Directors when filling positions in India is 3-5% per new employee salary per month. It is the higher than the rate at Cisco and Oracle.

Our president should focus on job transfers to India due to personal gains of managers rather than restricting H1B and H4B -- we live and spend money here.

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Post ID: @WHeGOyS-1ynd

This is what I understand as well. My guess is that it will be on January 8th - the Tuesday of that week.

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