I'd like to see if you think that our jobs are safe (are they) - I am referring to Irvine.
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Are there more layoffs in 2017? Is company on target with Sandisk cost savings and synergies?
without getting this thing，any ssd business will become a joke for sure. Heard big guys have jumped in to compete. Wow, fun to watch how this play out... a desprete poor fighting with 1000B cap billionaires ！
Has WDC given up on HAMR don't seem to hear much about it theses days. I know Seagate are still trying to get it to work..
On whats to come in the next 3 months ?
More than 500 Engineers and Operators are retrenched. This includes HDDs and SSDs technology teams.
Is SanDisk toast without that R&D partnership it shares with Toshiba? It looks like the executive team is desperately trying to negotiate a deal.
Three different systems, which requires a lot of manual bridging, has made conditions really tough for a lot of people and created so much extra work Lots of good folks leaving because of the chaos. Doesn't seem like there is good long term plan. The... read more
How has the WD/HGST/Sandisk integration been going? I've heard not well. It sounds like both were rushed and not well-thought out (ERP issues, etc.). Any thoughts?
Just sharing the official WARN Notice: http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2016-to-04-10-2017.pdf
https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/reporting-violations https://www.oig.dhs.gov/index.php?option=com_content&id=152 If H1B visa holders continue to be retained and qualified American workers are laid off, these are helpful websites.
Any updates on when it is? Any updates from any campus?
Anybody heard about a layoff this March? What day?
Any info on if and when any RIF in sandisk offices in bangalore ?
Got offer from WD ! Is it good time to join ?
"Some layoffs will happen". My message to management: make the cuts, get done with it, and assure the employees who remain - no more cuts for another N months/years.
Multiple news stories mention that Trump might get Labor Department to look into Visa abuses. If you are an older worker who gets laid off while the company continues to retain its workers in various Visas, then it is time to start reporting the... read more
I am an older guy in laid off April 15. I need new skills because I was too pigeonholed at WD. Jeez most people were/are. So now I see these cool jobs for interns that I'd love to do just to learn even though my pay would be a third of what it was... read more
Read about it here: https://www.thelayoff.com/seagate-technology .
I was smelling all day because of this dream. I still recall some details in the dream. From the business point of view, The first thing I would like to do is to shutdown all the R&D facilities in US early next year and let my Asia sites do the job... read more
What about supporting those among us who already pursued STEM and did well, but do not know if we will or will not be employed for the long haul ? Why this double standards? https://www.wdc.com/about-wd/philanthropy/grants.html
Do you think that our executives will make a decision to cut people in Irvine.
Or can we take a few days of vacation time off ?
Change was only covered from a sugar coated perspective.
I worked there for over 15 years and was the beneficiary of a Christmas RIF. WD will frequently do some sort of layoff in December right before Christmas. I think because of tax reasons but not sure. No one likes to hear layoff, but it would be nice... read more