Heard on Friday there will be a Bay Area focused layoff . It’s gotten too expensive to run the Bay Area buildings so layoffs will occur and the buildings will be sold. This information comes from solid sources
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Its been said many times its very expensive to keep technical support in the USA vs "low cost" locations in other countries, even though the suppport is far better. If they can do away with knowledgeable field technicians, what will rule out tech... read more
Forget the romanticism of history, a legendary name, a legacy, and all those things... Forget about destroying families, and crushing the morale of those poor souls that for x or y reason decide to stay... It's all about the money. Capitalism 101 on... read more
Let me ask all of you. You were always afraid of the dark side, are you still. What does a customer need when a system is installed? Help with their migration efforts/vmotion as an example, maybe assistance provisioning, maybe help with performance... read more
I left HPE last year after 21 years. HP/HPE gave me the opportunity to raise my family near where I grew up, while allowing me to spend invaluable time with my children as they became adults. Was it all good? No, it seems like the past 18 years have... read more
While life is grand at the San Jose headquarters with new gyms and lavish cooking facilities, the field, the backbone, gets laid off. Monday March 5 we were all notified that we would be outsourced to Unisys.
Reading this board makes me think that HPE desperately needs to clean out its ranks. If there is so many otherwise unemployable people working here (and only people who are completely unemployable can fear layoffs in this economy,) then it really is... read more
Why cut itself off from such a huge pool of talent when its meant to such a transformative business ?
The IT market can no longer afford to pay HPE prices for hardware and support. Not trying to defend HPE, but they're fighting a losing battle. Cheap hardware can do the same with much less cost for maintenance and support. Found this post on another... read more
various rumors are spreading around, layoffs, split etc .. Do you have some reliable information ?
How do they let you know you are laid off? Do they do a group announcement? Call to an office? Who's there? Your manager and HR? Also, when do they tell you severance details and do they walk you out immediately? Do you have enough time to say bye to... read more
The real question, of course, is whether Unisys is better or worse than HPE. It is clear that HPE no longer wants to be a IT solution company, but only a box product company. Shedding software and services is a pretty clear signal. This is just the... read more
As a current CE with many years, I need to occasionally leverage the Response Center for help on 3Par, XP, Superdome, Superdome2's and various proliant and blades. I've heard L1 and L2 have merged. How will I (if invited to join Unisys) fix the tough... read more
It is confirmed today March 5 Eastern US, all full-time HPE Field Engineers (Customer Engineers, Datacenter HW Specialists, Installation Engineers) will be outsourced to Unisys in the Americas. The actual details are not published, but the... read more
US wide meeting today outlining the end of customer engineers. Seems the powers that be will be moving service work, all phases of it, to a 3rd party. This is GSD wide. Sad, very sad...
Will it close? Will we be moved?
If I am laid off from HPE, can I go and work for HPI? I know I cannot go back to HPE but there is an opportunity with HPI that I'd like to pursue. Any thoughts on this?
Rumor has it that there will be some sort of "push" to turn most or all of GSD into contractors. After The Meggot got rid of ALL (or almost all) of USA-wide contractors about 1/2 year ago, there is now (post-Emperor-Nero) a push to get contractors... read more
Is is possible that GSD is being outsourced to DXC. But its happening Monday whatever it is. Theres a gsd wide meeting point next transformation. Then a meeting with our area manager right after that
Monday March 5 0830 GSD meeting with some important announcement for all GSD employees... Any ideas or rumors as to whats going to happen?
Is HPE done with the 10% workforce cut they announced last November? If not how much more to go? I won't be surprised if they tack on another 10% to the previously announced cuts. It is like rolling blackouts of 2000-2001 in California - borrowing a... read more
HPE numbers exceeded Wall Street expectations, but how much of that was due to the execs eliminating the 2017 annual bonus? It did not hurt the execs since much of their compensation is stock options and RSUs, but it did hit the rest of us whose... read more
the conventional wisdom was that HPE was the way to go at the split and that HP inc couldn't possibly be headed for anything but the trash heap???? Today, Not a single post on the first page for HPE that is more than one month old. Not a single post... read more
This past week I was contacted several times both via LinkedIn (and through voice calls) by an insisting HPE recruiter telling me that I was the "perfect fit" for a role she was "sourcing" with urgency. Of course I was the "perfect fit"... I was laid... read more
We all know more layoffs are coming after the quarterly results are announced (and they are not going to be pretty for sure,) but I was wondering what's most likely to be hit the hardest? Somebody already announced HPE Software, but do we know if... read more
A decent sized list of people in Houston were notified on Monday.
I am based out of India and for the FIRST time I have been asked to provide names for a WFR. That too 50% of my team. There are WFR's planned for US and UK also. Names will be out by Feb mid.
Outside of thanking God you have a job, 2018 for the ones still left that hpe has been nothing but looking at a bunch of your co-workers get laid off, no sort of clear path or direction of what is going on with the company from your managers or upper... read more
Similar to "The Matrix Revolutions" movie, his role is to execute 'HPE Next' bringing the Company to "levels of survival we are prepared to accept." Most of "The Architect" phrases perfectly fit the demise of HPE... "I am the Architect. I created the... read more
With old CEO gone and a new one in, it is a new day. And hopefully a new beginning and a promising future for this company built by legendary Bill and Dave. I hope the cronies of the old CEO also leave, cuz if they don't leave, this company will... read more
I recently had the chance to be involved in a bid where HPE was one of the participants. Hmmm. Destroy my life and that of my family after decades of superb service and want me to buy from you? Really?
Has anyone had success with requesting a WFR? I found another job already so I figure it couldn't hurt to ask. Anyone successful with this?
The continued gutting of Storage continued and other sites hit bad too. At this point who will assist the customers!!!
I woke up to a text this morning from a West coast co-worker? Bonuses across the board. Can anyone confirm? I have not heard back from that person.
Meg is going to DreamWorks as CEO for their new mobile video venture /
An interesting and very likely observation was made by another contributor in a thread. Because it was buried a bit, it was unlikely to get the attention it deserves. His or her hypothesis is that the company HPE was never intended to succeed. The... read more
Peeking over into the boards for other companies people are jumping to, most of them look just as bad. In fact there's one big company in particular that looks 10 times more toxic. Is this just the reality of IT? Considering switching to a completely... read more