Google to layoff even more people at Motorola
posted by Ray S. / Oct 04, 2012, 6:44 AM
When it first announced its plans for layoffs, Google expected to pay about $275 million for severance packages, but now, by broadening its scope, the company will also have to bump the sum to $300 million. In addition, Google has announced that it'll pay an additional $90 million on "other charges related to facility and market exits," whatever that means.
To make matters even worse, however, Google also notes that there might be even more job cuts in the future, "some of which may be significant." Boy, it sure doesn't feel cool to be a Motorola Mobility employee right now.
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posted on Oct 04, 2012, 6:48 AM 6
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 Oct 04, 2012, 9:10 AM 3
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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 Oct 04, 2012, 1:04 PM 4
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 Oct 04, 2012, 2:51 PM 0
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moto is tortured once again by Google
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 6:51 AM 8
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lol @ your username! BTW as an IT professional I really feel sorry for those people at moto..
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 6:56 AM 9
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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 Oct 04, 2012, 2:57 PM 1
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 Oct 04, 2012, 8:20 AM 4
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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 Oct 04, 2012, 8:21 AM 6
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Most of those jobs lost will be overseas.
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 9:56 AM 1
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Google new motto "Don be evil, unless there profits in it!!"
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 8:58 AM 0
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 Oct 04, 2012, 10:54 AM 2
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 Oct 04, 2012, 7:57 PM 0
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Don't worry about profit fandroids. Google has enough money to buy the US. Worry about jobs lost.
posted on Oct 04, 2012, 9:06 AM 1
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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 Oct 04, 2012, 9:29 AM 1
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