Thank you NetApp for being so stupid and screwing your top overachievers. We at Pure Storage have our recruiters working overtime to provide them a safe landing spot where they can make millions
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That was a really lame comment about Pure Storage. Which ultimately uses micromanagement, unbalanced work and firing people due to fake performance reviews on the last day of the month with no notice. So really Pure Storage does have layoffs they just do it differently rather than in waves that traditional larger companies have.
All companies have pros/cons, ups/downs and depends where you work. It's helpful & necessary to work on making sure you're prepared in case the worst happens and have options as well. Overall i'd say it could be helpful to at least know of at least a few places you can immediately apply to if the worst were to happen at any company.
Overall market instability, trade wars and more with pending bubbles of economic crash may quite easily hurt various companies who have to adjust their future forecasts for profits, maintaining the company and more. So you never know even if it seems like all is fine, they may have to then have long term layoffs as a method to avoid worse financial outlooks.
It would be far better to be with a larger more established company with known methods of profits over questionable venture startup capital companies who are in a desperate race to making sure they are cash flow positive before the money runs out.
Given the inevitable tax increases, economic crash in the next few years it's questionable how well many companies may do in the long term due to these uncertainties.
Overall though, bank on yourself. If the company provides free training, IT certifications and more, get them. It's wasted/lost perks you may not have at other companies, these help to make sure you're certified and have skill validation. Work to assist or update your resume as if you had to apply periodically and make sure you have on-hand various companies you could apply to if you lost your job in your area or remotely. Instead of being shocked/surprised and more.
The worst thing is not being prepared then having the shock, updating resume (when you have that downward slump) and more all glaring at you as you try to get back on your feet from the uncertainty.
Make contacts and more. If people leave to other ventures, stay in contact use LinkedIn get contacts, work, network, make friends, and expand your knowledge.
IT is about ever evolving technologies, learning and adapting. It's always going to be a learning scenario not a static role that never changes. So learn and keep learning and adapting and with any ups/downs you can easily handle things that may occur as a result.
So, for all of you douche canoes who think there is no such thing as mass layoffs, do you believe it now? Thought so. You should all be ashamed of yourself to even consider continuing to work for these douche canoes. Do your families a favor and disband from NetApp.
Why would anyone join Cohesity over Rubrik? Cohesity is like playing JV when you could play Varsity with Rubrik
Cohesity will take a few more resources as well. Jump aboard while you can.
I’m a Global Architect and was advised by my manger today start looking for a new job. He’s resigning and everyone in our team is slated to be displaced through a pending layoff.
The reason there are no "News Stories" in the USA is because they aren't filing notice with the feds. They are laying off an average of 250 employees biweekly and the number they will hit is roughly 2500 based on the volume of people who were technical under C.W. who was the SVP and GM laid off at the end of April. Again, you people think you know what's going on, but you do not because NetApp leadership refuses to communicate who is laid off in general. Keep drinking the Kool-aid and thinking NetApp is going to survive. They are not. They are shifting their entire strategy to partner/resellers and any internal staff that's not in management in general will be displaced. When the core people of NetApp disappear and all that is left is a VAR to deal with, NetApp stock will tank and that's the rest of the story. You can't fun NetApp with just a partner focus. They are trying to copy Veeam's success and out of the gate, they can't because their products are no longer state of the art. Doesn't matter how you sell garbage, it's still garbage. Read about the strategy overseas such as here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/30/netapp_emea_country_offices/
I think that number could be high but their have been a high number of layoffs publicly declared. Look at EMEA. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/30/netapp_emea_country_offices/
Stop repeating that c-ap. NetApp has not laid off 20% of its workforce. Dont you think you might have heard about that in the financial coverage and media.
Wow! NetApp really screwed up this time. Sounds like the 2,500 people being laid off number was spot on. Between technical and sales staff being laid off globally in silos, I predict more than 2,500 laid off. They are shifting to a partner/reseller only model for everything. Modeling everything after Veeam’s playbook. Unbelievable. NetApp is commodity hardware with no real staff to support it. Transitioning to that strategy today is a decade too late. Got WAFL? Seriously? Why buy NetApp when you can buy so many other better solutions? (Former NetApp SE, now working for Facebook)
that lame reply from pure storage was just that. be professional.
How many engineers does it take to screw over a salesforce? I guess Kurious George proved that answer is 1
I will! Better than the God awful cesspool of NetApp. Don’t be bitter. Get a clue.
Sniff, sniff. You smell that? Ewww! Is that Pure Storage?! Wow, a market trailer in a dying technology. Yes. Totally run to these guys for a bright future.
Oh please. This really isnt the place for this nonsense.
We at Amazon are doing the same. NetApp really has lost the game due to shareholder greed and Kurious George’s continued “Transformation” efforts. What a joke!