Thread regarding Optum layoffs

We all should have seen it coming

Make no mistake, it's happening right now. My building just started a round of layoffs this morning out of nowhere, but the signs have been there and I expected it sooner or later. Between:

The multiple leadership changes at the top of the tree

The reshuffling of management

The push for automation

The constant reassurance that we wouldn't be "replaced" by it

The consolidation of workforce and removal of work from home flexibility

The hiring freeze

The sudden budget awareness

We all should have seen it coming. As of right now I've been told our department is safe, but I've already polished my resume, and I'm midway through a promising application process to another company. With the confirmation of this now present, I'm definitely going to be increasing my efforts 100-fold. I know for a fact, that "safe" status won't last forever. I feel for the employees that were just let go, and I wish them luck and a quick turn around going forward.

For my fellow surviving Optum employees: Those of you still on the fence about what's happening, wise up and start taking action now. I can only hope that this information reaches you in time.

A good and truthful post by @Xo415wV-1uft . Thought I’d repost it.

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Ny - they just started. Started with management.

We had our meeting town hall - stating to update our employee profile

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-1ioez

Arizon$$

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-Pmik

California

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-perf

Ohio

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-onri

Run!

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-fgdy

Hell, automation is not even in place in Optum. I was a key player in the automation and I was laid off. I saw this coming in October, and prepared myself already. As of Tuesday, January 29th I have been looking for work, and doing well. Minneapolis is a great place to look for tech jobs. Optum said, "apply for other jobs at Optum"...hell why would I want to work for them again. Besides as an employee their health care was horrible! I certainly would NOT RECOMMEND anyone working for thes hacks! Good luck to all, employed and unemployed...I wish everyone the best!

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-5kjx

I was laid off in CT. 50% of our Department let go.

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-4paa

500 optum people saw this post in 3 days, tells you a story.

people are nervous, and frankly angry.

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-4hjz

The push for automation will destroy many jobs...

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-4kbz

I know of Minnesota, Conneticut, and North Carolina. I am sure there are more states.

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Post ID: @XpIOAMZ-him

What states?

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