Now that the dust has settled a bit I gotta ask - do you think we are a better organization now than we were 6 months ago? Has anything positive come out of all the changes and layoffs?
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2009 was a definitive year for the employees who were riding the wave and had pensions. Lots of them were let go. There were folks that din't have a pension that were slackers as well and ended up without a seat.
Currently half my group are eligible for the pension. I can honestly say employees with the pension deliver just as much as those who complain about not having the pension.
IMO those who are eligible for a pension have an extra incentive and it shows.
With all that dead weight gone, its a great place to work, elated!
Ask yourself--would YOU recommend this company to work for? They rotate managers and CEO's constantly, no one is responsible or accountable, what do you THINK is going to happen? It's a disaster there and it's only going to get worse.
I’m no longer there so I can’t say if it’s better now. My friends who are still there say it’s a train wreck. I am in my 60s and had great reviews, continued to learn new skills and gave them consistent results. I was let go because my responsibilities “were no longer in the organization’s vision”. Next day my responsibilities where given to a much younger person who has no clue how to do that job. If the job was no longer needed why did they give it to someone else. Based on the stress my friends are still under I’m not sorry to move into my next chapter. There were no winners in this redesign.
My group let go of 4 managers, all with 25+ years of experience. They were replace with people from outside the organization, all of them had just been promoted. They had been with the company seven years or less.
The SRD was nothing but a scam for most. A smoke and mirrors game to shed older workers and immediately promote younger much less experienced people. Then randomly shift people around to different positions for no apparent reason. Not seeing any efficiencies nor reduction in process or bureaucracy. Same thing, different day except we now have a bunch of new clueless LL6 and LL5 sitting around like deer in headlights. Already been in a few meetings where wheels are starting to come off. Message to those of us with experience from this fiasco is to keep your mouth shut least you are targeted for the next round of layoffs....let the new regime dig their own graves as they were clearly selected due to age and connection rather than knowledge of skill. So sad to have to watch Ford commit s--c-de and be powerless to stop due to threat of your livelihood. Make no mistake, the way this SRD was handled was to inflict maximum terror to those who survived.