Thread regarding Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) layoffs

Yep, it's starting

I'm on the list for Jan 16. they're shutting down our company. they bought us 10 years ago. we went from 250 employees to 45 in that time. i know of others on the list, but we'll see how generous they are in setting people free

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Opsware went to MicroFocus so not them

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I'm guessing Opsware. I used to work there, HP acquired them 10.4 years ago.

How the heck did you last this long?!

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Aruba? Had their day.. its just another networking product company that has had its 15 mins of fame

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With one exception where the acquired 'aruba' completely overpowered the acquiring 'hpe'

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Being acquired is often the kiss of death, as the buyer will want to reduce costs to the bone while using its much larger sales channel to boost sales in the short term.

I wouldn't be surprised if this LeftHand the OP is talking about.

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I'm not pleased to know 18 years with the company they bought and trashed is my employment terminus after 49 years without missing a paycheck. HPE is currently 45% overhead. For every 100 people on the payroll, 55 generate revenue. How long can this model succeed?

I'll not name who I work(ed) for until after January ends . The last 10 years has been a disturbing experience with big corporations. It's not the customer who counts, they're the sheep to fleece to fatten the stock value. The employees are the pawns in the game. Some asked me to accept a transfer into another department. Frankly, I'm relieved to be out of this bureaucratically oppressive floundering boat. I wish nobody ill, and I have witnessed the frustrating territorial infighting to protect C level jobs. For every bureaucratic roadblock; legal, finance, travel, benefit reduction, there is a large staff that not only doesn't produce revenue, but prohibits revenue. Small business is a lot more fun, and a lot less risky.

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Here's a list of companies that HP acquired:


(I was thinking Palm, but that was 2010.)

In 2008, HP bought EDS. Clearly not EDS.

Lefthand networking had 215 people.

It also bought Extream software for $375m, but that company was sold in 2016 for $315m, so you weren't in extream. (Way to go, HP, on adding value.)

Can't find people counts for the other acquisitions. I give up.

Look at all those acquisitions. My former company is on that list. Out of 1500 people, there are probably less than 50 left.

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What Company?

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How do you know you are on the list for 1/16? Did they pre-notify your whole team/group?

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