5.5% sounds like a regular churn at big companies. Am I wrong?
Perennial cloud-contender NetApp has pruned its workforce on the eve of its quarterly results. “NetApp is realigning resources and investments to best capture these opportunities and position the company for long-term success,” the enterprise IT supplier told The Register in a statement. “We continue to sharpen our focus on …
Depends on the context...
5.5% of the entire company is 11k people losing their jobs
11k people spread reasonably evenly across the company would be normal churn
but if let's say 75% of the 11k came from a single division then that would be unusual
The article seems to imply it's the later with Solidfire taking a targeted hit
I worked for NetApp for 10 years and survived a couple of rounds of layoffs during that time. Each time it was between 5% & 10%. To their credit, each time it happened the process was pretty efficient. Announcement made that numbers were being reduced, everybody notified whether you were affected within the hour and everybody gone by the end of the day - subject to appeals.
Unlike Sun Microsystems where many colleagues spent years working permanently under threat of redundancy which is far from motivating.
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