Thread regarding CDK Global Inc. layoffs

Portland and Seattle offices will be closed

As I was leaving the company the new CEO was having high level discussions about moving engineering to silicone valley (where he lives) - it’s a long process but it’s 100% happening. If, for some reason you still work in R&D in Portland or Seattle considering your days numbered.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/04/05/cdk-global-silicon-valley-brian-krzanich.amp.html

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https://news.theregistrysf.com/kbs-signs-cdk-global-for-76000-sqft-in-san-jose/

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-2mtf

I wouldn’t call Texas a hotbed of innovation as a rule. For CDK maybe.

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-1opw

To those of us who have been through this before, take a step back. This makes sense. Innovation isn’t happening in Hoffman, Seattle or Portland. Your innovators are in California or Texas. While it s---s, it makes sense.

I’m sure some of us will be homeshored, and some of us will get packages to leave.

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-1bzu

India takes over legacy - San Jose builds the new stuff.

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-1xkj

That doesn’t bode well for the current engineering employees. Building a DMS from the ground up requires fresh thinking and I guess that means a fresh R&D department. It says a lot about Portland’s influence that we still have one foot in the past as we try to walk toward the future.

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-1fkx

April 4, 2019 - CDK signed lease for 77,000 sq ft in San Jose, CA for new office space. lots of room for 400 employees..

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-1cma

That makes no sense. Silicon Valley wages to slap web code on top of 30+ year old legacy technology? I doubt talented developers will be beating down the door! What about India? Will those offices be closing too?

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-cfd

What about non-R&D in those offices?

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Post ID: @YtTv8fw-uux

What about Hoffman Estates R&D?

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