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"too much focus on cost reduction"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

not much for me. i hear severance was decent but i couldn't hold out that long.

Cons

big companies aren't for me but the company i was with was acquired. i hung around too long as the company focused on cost reduction instead of product development and profit.

Advice to Management

good luck with those lay offs.

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