Motorola cutting workforce by 20%, shutting down third of global offices

Motorola cutting workforce by 20%, shutting down third of global offices
The Google-Motorola deal might seem like last year’s news, but in actuality it only closed a couple of months ago and now the first changes for Motorola under Google management are starting and they include a 20% cut in workforce and shutting down a third of Motorola's offices across the globe. The reorganization will leave Motorola with two thirds of its current 94 offices and the staff cuts include slashing 40% of the company's vice presidents.

Google is planning to reorganize Motorola by mainly cutting its presence in Asia in general and India in particular with main operations left in Chicago, Sunnyvale, California and Beijing, China.

Slashing the workforce and narrowing down operations means less orders for Motorola's suppliers and have only half of its current component orders. That's the start Google is giving to Motorola under its management. With strict rules, and no favorites in the Android ecosystem, so far the strategy has worked for the platform, it remains to be seen how it'd work for Motorola.

source: Engadget

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3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Noo this actually sounds like good news! I bet we are gonna be pleased with the new management when we start to see the future products and updates that come along with it.....

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If Moto handsets and tablets are sold through carriers, partners (like Best Buy) and the Play store, cutting the footprint is probably a good idea. Cutting the VPs is another good idea - time to cut the overhead numbers.

4. myindia

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

its time they get their acts straight ... always wondered why motorola still exists india as they do not compete here much ! Never been on my buying list !

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I think they're gonna have some major improvements with a bit of google management behind desk and its going to be something to behold! Cant wait to see what they got in store

6. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

No need to cut motorola's presence in india. Retail shops don carry motorola phones, even if they do no one needs it. Motorola's presence is limited to online shopping sites. Its all about samsung, nokia, and sony.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well maybe for you it is but not the US....

10. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't think having an office in Sunnydale is a good idea. It's on a Hellmouth, with all kinds of vampires and demons. What? Sunnyvale?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Trim the fat, streamline the process, reduce and focus products to make them better. Looks like google is gonna be a good business make over artist.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

OEM nightmares with Larry Page?

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its not a nightmare. The company shrank, the workforce needs to shrink with it. When the company grows, they will add jobs back. Jobs come and go, nothing lasts forever.

19. MicroNokia

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2012

Why India?? I was eagerly waiting for Moto Razr HD Maxx

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's not that they won't sell there anymore. They are just cutting corporate offices.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lets see how this works out in the end.

40. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hmmm, cutting 40% of the vice presidents, sounds like Google is trimming the fat! I for one am giddy as a kid at Christmas waiting for that "V" kevlar backed RAZR HD to arrive, but I might skip it and wait for a Quad core offering...

43. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

why they will cut motorola's presence in Asia?!! i like Motorola than samsung!!!! i dont want to use smsung device!

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