25 people on my team of 40 were laid-off this week. All vendors have been advised to downsize. They're not interested in employing Testers or Scrum Masters. They want to reduce the number of TPM's. The delayed sprint integration has fucked it up for everyone. It was a shitty company to begin with. Many employees had recently quit their jobs and joined our team. I saw it come in waves. Every week they picked a vendor and cleaned house. Most vendors were delighted because they didn't pay severance, accrued vacation, or bonuses. On top of that, they billed TMobile for an extra sprint or two while they laid their employees off without notice and pocketed all that cash. They've also used this opportunity to renegotiate their terms and salary with many employees.
One of the trends I've seen is that US Citizens have been laid off by these vendors while keeping cheap H1-B workers on their payroll primarily because they can be exploited. One of the weird things is that they're processing H1-B visas for some of these employees who're not even that good. I've seen advertisements that they can't find any US Citizens for these roles as a justification. On the other hand, all US Citizens on the team were laid off today! ICE is really going to love this one. And no these were not HIGHLY paid contractors by any means!
I don't know complete facts here, but I've heard that an entire TMobile building in Bellevue has been cleared! This is gross mismanagement by TMobile management who're raking in millions in their cushy jobs.
Your phone bills could be a tenth of what they are if these morons stopped throwing company resources down the drain.
P.S: Several folks on TMobile are now on this thread doing damage control. Probably FTE's or management.
Second, don’t be a fucking idiot by implying they’ve cleared out an entire building through “layoffs”. It’s because that building is at the point in its renovation where they can’t safely house employees during the work day and all teams have been shifted, either permanently or temporarily, to another building or campus.