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VMware has made a round of layoffs that appear to be one of its regular consolidations but The Register has learned coincided with some internal re-organisation. Virtzilla’s official position is that it has made “a limited number of changes to our workforce this month (August 2020). This is part of a regular workforce …

  1. trevorde Silver badge

    VMware - now part of IBM

    'Regular workforce rebalancing' - just have to give C-suite huge bonuses and it sounds like the perfect cultural fit for IBM


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: VMware - now part of IBM

      Please don't give them any ideas.

      You say troll, the PHB's say "well, that's another great idea I've just had".....

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: VMware - now part of IBM

      That’s just not true dude. Yes, every large organization has it’s share of idiotic managers and average middle managers who follow the corporate book. But as a result you also have entire teams that do the same thing as a team in a different org. Here the VSAN guys (sales, presales, channel) were literally doing the same thing as the VxRail teams a few branches over, but the VSAN guys had a much more nebulous charter and job description.

      And then you have your share of bad hires everywhere. If some of them became managers they hired even more bad people whose only skill is to magically cling to their job no matter how many times they fuck up. We all know people like that, we have all been in situations like that.

      These reorgs serve two purposes: streamline the hirarchy to better perform under changes conditions and b) to get rid of all the slackers because you grab most of the good folks and put them in open positions. If necessary, just to park them there for six months.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No Longer an industry icon

    I have found the new breed of leadership is all about themselves. They join look at short term gain that benefit only themselves - aids their career growth and destroys high performance teams at the core of their business. They should be ashamed of themselves for creating havoc in peoples lives during times like this!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: No Longer an industry icon

      Sadly this is not that new. It's been going on since at least the 1980s.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    trend in the market

    Given this has happened on the heels of HPE giving Simplivty the heave-ho and putting Azure Stack out to pasture, seems like a reflection of a downturn in the hyper-converged market

  4. a_yank_lurker


    MBA must be the participation degree given to those who are looking up at the bottom of the barrel academically.

  5. Marty McFly Silver badge

    “additional support” to reflect the difficult pandemic-times job market

    You severance package now includes one unsupervised trip to the supply closet for all you can carry. Sorry, no bags or buckets allowed.

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