Will the last one out
please switch the lights off and shut the doors.
Honestly, how many are there left to sack apart from those with corner offices?
HPE is aiming its guns at 220 roles in the UK and Ireland in what appears to be becoming its quarterly firing exercise at the biz. In a memo sent to staff seen by The Register, Maurice Mattholie, HPE UK and MEMA veep of Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing (ITO), told employees the move was part of its Workforce Management …
"...give HPE the needed workforce to be a more nimble customer- and partner-centric company
(Nimble = they all have to do 3 times as much work as before.)
That is a really shitty, mealy mouthed piece of garbage. What they are showing, quite clearly is that they simply do not give the furry crack of a rat's arse about their staff, their customers or their partners.
What the c-level suits do care about is trying to maintain the value of their shares and quarterly bonuses. Nothing else at all.
They are despicable and beyond contempt.
What they are showing, quite clearly is that they simply do not give the furry crack of a rat's arse about their staff, their customers or their partners.
Given the number of paper pushers that couldn't tech their way out of a wet paper bag, the truth is that most of the "layoffs" are really good people heading for the doors anyway. That leaves the paper-pushing retards left holding the bag with nothing but that blank stare to keep them company.
Not sure what's going on at HPE these days, but haven't the paper pusher types pretty much been let go by now? Having dealt with them as a customer, I do know there are way too many account execs, etc. But I thought HP got rid of 30,000 staff. Isn't that basically all of EDS, where I'm sure most of the paper pushers came from?
by removing all the ridiculous red tape and stifling processes that the workforce have to follow. All of those intelligent and wonderful staff (who are quickly heading for the door) aren't allowed to act on initiative as the HP management model dictates that they shouldn't. Getting rid of more staff won't change that, but it's easier than fixing the organisation's underlying problems, which is why they're swinging the axe.
As an ex-HPEr, the staff who are threatened have my sympathies. If it's any comfort for the staff leaving, it won't be long before you have an agency knocking on your door, asking you to come back as a contractor to perform your previous role - it happened to me this week, 2 months after I left. Hopefully by then the staff concerned will be in a much better job and tell them to sling it.
"The good news for ITO bods is this quarter’s actions could be the last of the cost hacking, by HPE anyway."
My comment at the time:
"No it won't be. It never is."
If you've not got out already, get out now. This set of spivs won't be happy until their isn't a single employee left outside of the CxO pod and they can realise their 100% profitability/zero costs projections.
People cost money.
So get rid of people to save money.
Continue till number of people = 0 for maximum value.
What's that you say - we need people to do 'work'...? We don't need workers - we have comp-uters and cheap grads for that.
Quality doesn't pay the bonuses bitch. Now get back to your cube you proles and be grateful for the free chair you've been given....
I remember going to one of the meetings at the Lytham site the back-end of last year where they outlined the consolidation of the various sites around the country to the 'Regional Delivery Centres' and explained that there would be some redundancies.
There were ten managers there to host the meeting - some of them very senior - but not one person was present from HR. Whenever anyone asked them a question, not one of the managers could provide a complete answer, and in most cases they couldn't answer because it was a HR related question, so the stock answer was usually, "We'll take that away and get back to you." It was extremely embarrassing, and made them look so incompetent.
Considering the seniority of some of these managers, their annual salaries must collectively have been in the region of six or seven hundred grand a year or even more. Why weren't some of these management positions subsequently jettisoned when the staff actually doing the work were shown the door?
I'm an HPE engineer and am desperate to get out of there, no luck so far but hopefully I'll get something else soon.
I could go on and on about all the bad practices I see every day but I'll just sum it up by saying HPE is without doubt the worst company I have ever worked for.
I agree. I am in the role of a distinguished technologist at this company, have been here just under 2 years and can't wait to get out. Management is atrocious and for any fellow HPE'ers out there, in case you have not heard, the company just canceled your college tuition assistance benefits to save money for the new-co merger.
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