Was 2 years ago for me and part of 700 let go the same week. They since have had a couple of more waves of layoffs as well as a lot of individual ones. They just recently did a shift in their board members and kicked a few off. I really feel more sorry for the ones that got left behind, they've had to live in fear of getting fired day to day...which is no way to live. I was with them for 12 years and had planned to be there to retirement. So let me say this...I have no trust in that company anymore, and those still there have even less trust.
If it wasn't for that I'd not be where I am today. I love working for the institute, love the team I'm on, and they are one of the few place that still has really good benefits. I hadn't heard of them prior to being contacted by a recruiter. As a matter of fact, I had no intentions of really working with the recruiter. I went ahead with the interview just to give myself some interviewing experience again as it had been so long. The more we talked, the more I wanted the job. Never know when your next opportunity is going to be, so give things a shot you may not normally do.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault