Google to layoff even more people at Motorola

Google to layoff even more people at Motorola
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 packages it's going to pay.

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.

via: AllThingsD



1. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012


15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

25. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 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

26. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

38. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

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.

2. fragmentation

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

moto is tortured once again by Google

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol @ your username! BTW as an IT professional I really feel sorry for those people at moto..

29. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 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?

4. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

changes are needed to maintain profitability

5. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

let the razr save them.

34. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

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.

7. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool screen name

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

18. iCandy

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Most of those jobs lost will be overseas.

33. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 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.

9. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

10. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

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

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's only the tip in a massive iceberg.

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.

30. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 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!

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.

13. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

16. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 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.

17. d3nster

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

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

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@

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