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Google to layoff even more people at Motorola

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2012, 06:44 posted on

After the initial announcement that about 4,000 employees of Motorola were going to be shown the door, it now appears that Google might be looking to part ways with even more people. The company has informed the media that, by the looks of it, even more employees will have to seek other occupation than previously thought, but at least the company's also bumping up the size of the severance charges it's going to pay...

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posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:48 6

1. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


ouch!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:10 3

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The google and moto merger has not been a good one so fat. They've had to terminate people several times and moto is still shafting customers with updates to several of their flagship phones.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:57 2

25. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


booo google... hahah I laugh at how fandroids are brainwashed by Google, thinking of it as if it were God's company... your beloved company is evil too! It's called BUSINESS ;D

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 13:04 4

26. taz89 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 03 May 2011)


End of the day all these businesses are about money... But it's not like these ex employees are going to be poor am sure they got plenty of money and am sure that severance package will be large.. It would be stupid of any business to keep on people it does not need.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:49

38. cncrim (Posts: 419; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


IDK if you know that everytime merge happen there is alway will be some time of layoff. FYI, in short do this will change the mind set old employees.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:51

28. metalpoet (unregistered)


Maybe if Motorola Mobility had some decent androids besides the very first Droid, then maybe their sales wouldve been better and wouldnt of had to worry about being bought out. Every company thats bought out has to worry about the parent company trimming the fat! Besides, there getting severance packages, thats more than can ever be said about the rest of the Americans that are shown the door and denied unemployment while they look for another job but cant find one because they dont speak Spanish.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:51 8

2. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


moto is tortured once again by Google

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:56 9

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 965; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol @ your username!

BTW as an IT professional I really feel sorry for those people at moto..

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:57 1

29. epdm2be (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


It's not just motorola: +10000 at Nokia, +4000 at Moto, thousands at HTC etc....

It's bad to be an employee ANY employee right now. Especially in the western world where most (if not all) labour employees are in unemployment for the past 2 years.

All these mega-companies are way too big, They need to sell billions of consumer products just to stay afloat. And their f**king owners only care inot making more money, each year they demand more and more. As if having one big mansion isn't enough, a few cars are not enough...
When is enough enough?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:08 6

4. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


changes are needed to maintain profitability

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:43 4

5. mercorp (Posts: 955; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


let the razr save them.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 17:48

34. JunitoNH (Posts: 760; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well I guess they are in trouble then. The Razr can't save itself.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:20 4

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


Look at Moto's phones right now I have to say the measure is necessary to make the company more competitive.

And I think Motorola does not have to keep big software development team like other OEMs as they can outsource the job to Google.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:20 3

7. darkvadervip (Posts: 275; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Openings at Apple,Nokia,Microsoft especially for inside trade secrets

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:59

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 9358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cool screen name

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:21 6

8. snowgator (Posts: 3160; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nothing worse then hearing more people are losing jobs.

Mergers or take overs usually create excitement when they happen, but the reality is usually something far less special. I understand it, but hate it. Downsizing is a scary, scary time for those is us who have lived through one.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:56 1

18. iCandy (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Most of those jobs lost will be overseas.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:37 1

33. ronjr123 (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Does this make any easier to swallow? Doesn't matter where you are at, loosing a job still hurts!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:09

36. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


yo snowgator the merger was essential for Android especially HTC to stay in business because of 8 patents google through motorola gave the android oems to keep them protected from Apple.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:26 2

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Does this mean more phones planed for ICS updates won't be receiving them? It won't be surprising if its true.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:31

10. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)


google, wat r u doin?, google, stahp!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 08:58

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 1990; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Google new motto "Don be evil, unless there profits in it!!"

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:08

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's only the tip in a massive iceberg.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:54 2

21. MeoCao (unregistered)


Google is not a charity organisation, at least they offer generous severance packages.

This move is aimed to revitalize the company so they can hire more later.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:03

30. epdm2be (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


As if an ex-moto employee ever wants to work for them again or buy any of their products.

These ceo's don't get it. Your employees are your first customers!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 19:57

35. MeoCao (unregistered)


hiring and firing is normal in every organisation, the difference is how those things are handled. If layoff is handled fairly I think most people will understand.

I don't know how Motorola is doing it but looks like they are more generous than other companies.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:06 1

13. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Don't worry about profit fandroids. Google has enough money to buy the US. Worry about jobs lost.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:29 1

16. blazee (Posts: 240; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Moto is loosing money as of lately, you gotta do what you gotta do to make sure the company doesn't go bankrupt. And the U.S. debt alone to other countries is something like 16 trillion, you could take Google Microsoft's and all apples profits and multiply them all by 10 and still not have enough just to pay off the debt alone.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:43

17. d3nster (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


they used to say 'hello moto..' and now i guess its 'Goodbye moto..' :(

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:25 2

19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Fire those lazy asses at MOTOROLA . Too lazy to update an unlocked , dual core tegra 2 , 1gb ram high end devices called the Atrix that cost the same as the GS2 , launched the same time as the GS@

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:30

20. wolstenbeast (Posts: 25; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Most of the jobs being lost are in India and other non profitable Asian markets, where Moto fails to be a key player and as such Corporate HQ status is not warranted.
So almost none of the job cuts announced target the core production or development side and were infrastructure related.
Yes any job losses are sad, but I would rather see these type of job losses compared to those that occurred at Nokia, where they lost some brilliant R&D minds {Jolla}.
Moto needs to become a leaner, meaner company, by removing unnecessary layers of infrastructure they should become a stronger player in the Wireless world once more.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:36

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5670; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


not good news for the economy should of known this would happened

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:10

23. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Bye bye MOTOBLUR, maybe those folks can look into Jolla!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:52

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


the thing is, a sacrefice has got to made because moto is not doing things right on their own........updates anyone?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:25

27. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Sorry to hear all these people losing their job.

It could had been worst for these guys (if Google never brought out MM), these people would had been release with nothing more than a unemployment check.

Hopefully, they all will get pick up by another tech's companies. :(

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:05

31. epdm2be (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"Hopefully, they all will get pick up by another tech's companies."

What other te4ch companies? Nokia? HTC? LG?Oh wait... you mean Apple!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:18

32. xtroid2k (Posts: 315; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I bet that google will re-hire a bunch of contractors to fill the empty seats. Companies are very heavy into temping to avoid overhead costs. They will promise the opportunity of going perm and then when the job is done "see ya". Its not about innovation anymore, its about market share and profit margin. So long as customers eat up all the marketing garbage and buy.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:12

37. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Its so funny how people are hating on google. Its a fact that motorola is a struggling company. If they keep everyone who made the company struggle in the first place then them buying motorola would have been a waste of time and money

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