It is a lie that this layoff is rebalancing of workforce. The layoffs at EUC workspace 1 intelligence team targeted only the people who were hired via an acquisition in March 2018. The manager did not personally like the people and because he is the VP's pet, he recommended laying them off. The VP of engineering forces micromanagement practices to push people out. 12 people left already before the 1 year vesting and the layoff took the remaining. This is corruption at EUC workspace 1 intelligence. How is Vmware silent about it? The engineers are really top notch highly competitive. It is politically motivated.
The conclusions of @XnYqByP-znb are on-point.