Thread regarding Google Inc. layoffs

Kurian Style

Google Engineers should be concerned - here is how Kurian manages (Source: Oracle Experience):

"Who the Fk wrote this piece of crp? Didn't I tell you last week to go work on this? I did? Ok well I change my mind, put it back to the way it was 3 weeks ago and f---ng do it now you piece of sht!"

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Shame on Google to hire and keep someone like TK.

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Cloud is seen as diluting the brand and staffed with id–ts who could not make money if the computer and power were FREE. So it has replaced Google+ as the black sheep of the company (sorry I meant "disadvantaged" sheep.).like many Google experiments (Fiber. Glass. Robots.) they might just lop off an arm if the business doesn't hit its numbers, soon ....

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Post ID: @47qqu+Wa5jfe6

You may want to check out two threads on Oracle's board on TK, his management style and his group - both threads are with 100s of comments, one is recent (this week), the other one is about a year old

@QfAKigt (Nov 2017, TK's org needs new leadership)

@WaHRX4c (Nov 2018, Thomas Kurian appointed to run Google's Cloud Platform)

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Post ID: @4sro+Wa5jfe6

google search is good for public but not for the google company or inventors don't know how to use the google search.

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Post ID: @4lxo+Wa5jfe6

TK is awful manager. He will scream and humiliate people.

I can't see him working for Google. He will be fired in 6 months.

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Post ID: @4rxy+Wa5jfe6

While TK now has a fresh start, financial backing and really good technology, I'm not saying that he is somehow going to be a superstar. His teams at Oracle haven't produced anything substantially new or innovative, instead only maintaining and incrementally advancing what they've been handed. Fusion Apps, one of his biggest efforts, was a complete failure. Oracle was sued by the Department of Labor specifically because his organization discriminated against anyone who wasn't an Indian man. He is an autocratic, verbally abusive leader who surrounds himself with those who agree with him (which explains most of the previous failures/issues and is the biggest issue Google is going to face). Finally, TK has only run development (and poorly at that) but will now be expected to handle sales, marketing, etc., so he has much more that he can screw up.

At least from the sales side of the organization, I think he will initially be welcomed. Sales values things like confidence, being polished and persuasive public speaking ability -- all the things where the previous Cloud CEO was weak and TK is strong. From my perspective, I think that TK could actually show "success" over 2-3 years. The Google Cloud sales organization has been scaling up over the past year and that momentum will likely start to show significant gains startingin the next year -- all something that TK can claim credit for despite not earning any of it. In addition, his true, toxic self will take a while to impact his reports and it will take some time for people to leave and for the culture to shift. Even then, as long as enough people stay and Google's technology stays strong, things aren't going to implode. IMO, TK is likely setup to have a good 2-3 years and, potentially, more. However, I don't see that being true for those who work in his organization as it will increasingly become more like the environment at Oracle and people will either leave or will learn how to shield themselves and survive despite the toxicity.

I think this is useful and I am reposting this from @WaHRX4c-2yfa

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Post ID: @3xge+Wa5jfe6

TK style is to acquire other company and do re-org when nothing works.

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