Layoffs

VMware laid off 10% of the workforce

VMware layoffs
Jan 29

Avoid the company. Even though they are hiring they laid off 10% of the people without any performance reasons and without any other reason. Internal groups won’t hire them.

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  • Juniper foo’d
    Today i had a rockstar interview with vmware, but they rejected me saying coding was not up to the mark, i think i did the best!
    You also got laid off? Whats the severance?
    Jan 2913
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      Please don't come to juniper. It's a sinking ship. Search online about its perfomances in last 2 years. Only way they show profit is by laying off certain amount of people every few months.
      Jan 31
    • Cisco jazk27
      Who’s killing Juniper? Cisco? Arista?
      Jan 31
    • Sartun is killing Juniper. They're literally running rings around them.
      Jan 31
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Yeah i will be using that as a practice round. I am actually happy being in qcom modem team . Cutting edge 5G tech. Only the salary is a bit of worry
      Jan 31
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      Juniper is too small to compete against Cisco.

      Yes. Arista is doing really great. But Juniper is sinking due to its attrition rate and job uncertainty. Most of the rockstar employees from my team already left during last year. I am leaving soon.

      Our founder left us to work on his new startup - Fungible and took brightest ASIC folks with him. You get the vibe..
      Jan 31
    • Google x@5hh
      The entire industry is slowing down. Less companies are hosting their own infrastructure, and instead moving to aws/azure/Google. This means a shrinking market of companies to sell to.
      You still have the ISP market, and office/Enterprise campus market. Data center must be decreasing a lot though. I think network vendors will still be needed in the future but just more niche and specific markets.
      Jan 31
    • Cisco bitset
      So sad, we never know reason of rejection even though we execute the program 🙁
      Jan 31
    • Opsview updatedb
      @foo'd which position/dept did you interview for?
      Jan 31
    • Coupang aqtP17
      Also the big guys build their own infrastructure hardware
      Jan 31
    • Juniper busy bee
      @Opsview, I interviewed with velocloud, sorry edited my display name!!
      Jan 31
  • VMware Kdhdhxb
    It’s less than 5%. If it was more than 5% than they have to file with SEC and everyone would know the number
    Jan 301
    • Uber NgAtsh
      Finally someone speaks some senses.
      Jan 31
  • VMware layoffs
    OP
    Number is around that. Lots of people were let go. Terrible company.
    Jan 297
    • VMware vLol
      Made up stats then? Every company cuts fat once a year lol
      Jan 30
    • Facebook hbdik
      Not every company. We fire based on perf and not all at once.
      Jan 31
    • Zynga hmmpf
      Yeah not every company. My last tech comp never had layoffs
      Jan 31
    • VMware vLol
      VMW pips usually end around this time
      Jan 31
    • Nielsen nqED75
      Facebook luckily makes enough money that they don't mind paying for a good portion of people to fuck around and do very little. Layoffs aren't bad if they increase the quality of the average engineer
      Jan 31
    • Facebook SegTree
      Facebook very much minds paying people who do nothing
      Feb 1
    • Facebook Jezt
      Facebook minds paying people to do their jobs if you miss metrics...
      Feb 3
  • VMware layoffs
    OP
    Layoffs.vmware.com
    Jan 290
  • VMware 9inchguy
    This is BS. It's usually about 1-2%. OP, I'm sorry that you are laid off, but making up false facts isn't really a good way to go
    Jan 303
    • Uber CashIn
      Why do u think he/she was let go ?
      Jan 31
    • Palo Alto Networks GoodSumo
      For making false statements and lying about it ?
      Jan 31
    • Uber CashIn
      U sure make better guess than op
      Jan 31
  • VMware nick
    I'm no fan of any company, but in my 10+ years in software industry I learnt that layoffs are a part of the nature of this job. The bright side is that you're paid to leetcode and get a higher paying job, works out well for most folks unless we're in a recession...
    Jan 301
    • Facebook Jezt
      Have 10 years experience at medium to large corps and never had a laid off. If you work at places that respect their employees it’s not a given. Mind you I’ve worked at places that fired people for low performance throughout the year.
      Feb 3
  • Box dsatrx
    VMware has been like that, laying off without warnings, since I was there 10 years ago. They are a shit company when it comes to caring about their employees.
    Jan 304
    • Uber CashIn
      Fired employee spotted
      Jan 31
    • Uber zerxifk
      Don’t insult master thuan
      Jan 31
    • Uber CashIn
      Ok sokol
      Jan 31
    • Uber p3
      I can confirm. They started around 2009.
      Jan 31
  • Juniper busy bee
    Suddenly all hiring stopped? I had got the interview scheduled, no call from the interviewer at the time scheduled, no response from recruiters. What the heck happening? 😐
    Can someone from vmware tell is what is happening inside?
    Jan 307
    • Maybe the interviewer has been laid off?
      Jan 30
    • VMware zxzam
      We’re actively interviewing for many roles - more than a 1000 open reqs.
      Jan 31
    • Visa atechie
      I recently interviewed with one of the teams and was confident that I should get an offer, however, I was rejected the very next day saying my feedback was positive but some internal candidate accepted the role.
      Jan 31
    • Juniper busy bee
      It happens a lot ONLY with vmware. Hiring process is not structured. They interview multiple candidates at the same time for the same position. Once offer a candidate, leave others hanging in middle.
      After phone interview, which went really well, when I asked about the feedback, they said already offered someone. bullshit!!
      Jan 31
    • Visa atechie
      Yeah when I was interviewing onsite I had got a hint from the manager that the position wasn’t available anymore as he was asking me if I was flexible around moving to devops or qa to which I strongly said no and the very next day I get a reject for the dev role😂
      Jan 31
    • Juniper busy bee
      Hopefully you get into Google/ Fb someday and then send a thanking note to the vmware manager for not hiring, else would have settled for vmware. And draw a middle finger 🖕🏼 after ‘best regards’ 😆
      Jan 31
    • Visa atechie
      Haha yeah!😬
      Jan 31
  • Cisco endofdays9
    My useless dead weight friend at VMware is still happily puttering along doing nothing that matters as of today.
    Jan 313
    • VMware Adoh
      That’s a bold card to play coming from Cisco - the Mecca of dead weight
      Jan 31
    • Nutanix Ssrsh
      You never know which acquisition the Cisco guy comes from. So not necessarily a dead weight
      Jan 31
    • Cisco endofdays9
      “Mecca of dead weight” is a great description of Cisco. I’m going to use that at work. I also like “Mountain of Mediocrity.”
      Feb 1
  • Amazon newbiev
    Do the affected folks get an option to find jobs internally? How is the severance package? I am joining VMware in few weeks and this news is unsettling.
    Jan 308
    • Juniper busy bee
      Amazon to vmware! Any personal reasons?
      Jan 30
    • Amazon newbiev
      No, just work reasons😀
      Jan 30
    • VMware Adoh
      You’ll be fine - it’s trimming fat to allocate resources to new hires
      Jan 30
    • VMware vLol
      Yes to both questions. People that were affected by the layoffs are being aided until April to try and find new roles. The severance package is 2 months of pay + 1 week per year of service.
      Jan 31
    • LinkedIn Aristotla
      Well, Amazon laid off 2-3% of its employees last year. It's just part of the game.
      Jan 31
    • VMware WombatCube
      They also keep laptop or assets while they look for new role as well as 2k for COBRA or other expenses. Full benefits through April.
      Jan 31
    • Juniper busy bee
      🐍 cobra?
      Jan 31
    • VMware 2Esxy4NSX
      Everyone lays off 2-3% a year otherwise you end up with fat in departments or bozos who don’t do enough to get fired with cause.
      Feb 3
  • VMware brewston
    Nope. Not 10%.
    Jan 300
  • VMware zxzam
    No, it is nowhere close to 10%. If you still worked here, you would know that. Please don’t unnecessarily spread FUD.
    Jan 310
  • VMware vThinker
    Such a terrible company listed in the top 50 workplaces repeatedly... yep. Sure. Also not unexpected, there are cuts each January.

    I hope everyone who was affected finds work quickly, I am sorry to hear this news.
    Jan 300
  • VMware vLol
    Source on 10%?
    Jan 290
  • VMware Adoh
    Number was closer to 1-2%. Happens every year
    Jan 300
  • VMware B.U.N.K
    Trimming the fat... too many folks hanging on coattails (and really paid well) of individuals doing the real work. Not all circumstances for the ones laid off but usually the case. Unfortunately there are brown nosers that have a good “narrative” that are spared too - a double edge sword.
    Jan 303
    • VMware vmgaga
      Speaking the truth, three folks I know that are impacted are very low performers, and found another position in the company already.
      Jan 31
    • Micro Focus vHwd00
      So low performers found a different position within the company? Sounds like unsuccessful lay-offs to me...
      Jan 31
    • VMware vmgaga
      Brown nosers that were laid off
      Jan 31
  • Proofpoint foodtruckj
    They reported 'a small percentage' .
    Where does it say 10%?
    Jan 291
    • VMware layoffs
      OP
      Lol. Who knows small percentage?
      Jan 29
  • VMware ukQK06
    It was less than 1.5%. Sorry, OP.
    Jan 300
  • VMware BiggySmlz
    Seems high, but accurate on no reason provided.
    Jan 290
  • Uber snsjebev
    Anyone laid off please feel free to reach out to me, we are hiring for many roles in Palo Alto.
    Feb 21
    • Juniper busy bee
      Is there any requirement for software engineer, networking roles?
      Feb 2
  • VMware vmgaga
    116 jobs in PA and 10 remote, even if you double that, it’s not even remotely close to 10%
    Feb 11
  • Cisco endofdays9
    Even my Google friends agree that laying off half their company would probably be a net win. For Cisco it’s more like seventy percent (trust me). My VMware friends would say 70% as well.

    So ten percent would be at best a tiny first step.
    Feb 10
  • Google chenku
    What's up with so many shills showing up here
    Jan 311
  • McDonald's euphrates
    Sometimes companies have to file notice with the state if layoffs affect +500 people at one campus or 5% of employees across muktiple campuses. You could google to find state layoff database...notices under the Warn act typically are filed between 30-90 days in advance of when layoffs happen
    Jan 312
    • Google greenface
      Except companies would just lay everyone off at once and give them severance so they wouldn’t have to give notice.
      Jan 31
    • Flagged by the community.

  • Microsoft blankuname
    This is why I love Blind.
    Jan 311
    • Microsoft blankuname
      Protects us minions from evil corporate
      Jan 31
  • VMware turtleturt
    VMware stock went up today, after the layoff announcement
    Jan 311
    • Same money coming in, less mouths to feed.
      Jan 31
  • CarGurus ak1011
    Anyone being laid off like to join CarGurus in Boston. DM me.
    Feb 20
  • VMware GBot416
    Nowhere close to 10% and the roles impacted were headcount that was needed in more critical areas. It’s the first day of the new fiscal year, so there will be tons of new hiring happening. I’m hoping that the people who got laid off have skills that can transfer to the new projects.
    Feb 10
  • AWS is eating the world.
    Jan 310
  • Tesla 100thieves
    Join the club fam 😎
    Jan 310
  • VMware dwman
    VMware is a shithole Company.
    Feb 32
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    What if these people suck and the company wants to drop the dead weight?
    Jan 311
    • Uber CashIn
      High performing what?
      Jan 31
  • VMware GzgX05
    Inaccurate. The (tiny) numbers have been posted here already and there are lots of mobility options within the company.
    Feb 40
  • LinkedIn Eng155
    10% would be in news. Probably 10% of your division.
    Jan 310
  • VMware tyxS31
    I only know one in Bellevue, I don't think it is 10% though
    Jan 310
  • Pivotal AllDaSmoke
    Lie
    Jan 310
  • Amazon eating🍌
    Nothing new it happens every in Jan for the last 10+ years
    Jan 310
  • VMware iNwX20
    It's closer to 2%
    Jan 300
  • Microsoft N!
    Even though VMware is hiring, avoid this company. I went through their interview process just to see what might be offered. Worst interview process ever. Twice I was called out of the blue for an interview that I was never scheduled for. I was on the interviewer schedule, but was not informed myself.
    Feb 81
    • Amazon newbiev
      My experience has been completely opposite. The recruiter was were very professional and scheduling was excellent. Always asked for my input before putting anything on the calendar.
      Feb 8
  • S&C Electric UYym73
    That is unfortunate. And I am praying for the ones affected. Having said that, VMware just sucks! This is my personal opinion... they are tooo expensive.
    Jan 310
  • LOL! Just today a recruiter reached out to me for VMWare
    Jan 310
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    Jan 310
  • Amazon spdnv
    Let’s find out on here who is bullish on their company and its products...ready, go!
    Jan 310
  • RackWare Dreamlight
    Which were the businesses/teams affected?
    Jan 290
  • Juniper foo’d
    Which team are you in or were in?
    Jan 290

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