Citrix, Tibco Layoffs: 5 Things To Know
Wade Tyler Millward
A person familiar with the situation tells CRN that cutting 15 percent of Citrix and Tibco’s workforce, which is what Cloud Software Group CEO Tom Krause has noted as the percentage of employees being laid off, comes to about 2,000 jobs.
Channel Sales Engineers Affected
The layoffs include much of Citrix’s commercial sales organization as well as some channel-facing employees, sources said.
Citrix employees who took to LinkedIn to say they were laid off from the company included a networking, application delivery and security specialist for Florida and Georgia commercial field sales; a senior sales engineering manager who’d worked at Citrix for about 15 years; a software engineer; and an enterprise application delivery and security specialist, among others.
Employees of other vendors took to LinkedIn to post about job openings those affected by CSG’s layoffs could pursue, including IGEL, Aisera and Seesy.
In his online statement, Krause said that CSG sought to simplify its internal processes, programs, systems, management and administration roles and conducted a three-month review process before Tuesday’s layoffs.
Remaining employees will focus more on top customers and product road maps aligned to those customers. The changes ready CSG for more predictable business results and “more realistic plans and targets that keep the business on track,” Krause said.