I was at NW for 5-6 years and have only been gone a year... I know that this has been going on and it think many of us knew... I know for a fact that there wasn’t a single person I came in contact with over the years that wasn’t afraid of losing their job, which speaks volumes.
They’ll also treat you terribly so you’ll quit vs paying you unemployment. I got 3-4 promotions in a little over a year and actually ended up getting “4s” on my reviews (which I worked hard for and seemed impossible), then after moving to another department they dropped me to 3, and then 2... but I was doing good work and then my work just started getting taken away. With a 2, you can’t move anywhere else in NW... so they pigeon hole you into this spot and make life a living hell.
These are just some of the many ways they fire people or get them to quit, don’t replace them, and continue to weigh down their workforce.
It’s sad really... I’ve seen a lot of hard working people passionate about the work they do become subject to the NW way of acquiring, assimilating, eliminating, etc... and the cycle just keeps going.