Today Sprint announced that it is taking drastic cost-cutting measures in an effort to save money. Part of the cost cutting comes in the form of staff reductions. Sprint will layoff 8,000 employees by March 31, with about 10% of that figure coming through the voluntary separation plan announced in late 2008. Sprint said the layoffs will hit every level of its business. Other cost-cutting measures include a freeze in salary increases, a freeze in 401(k) matching, and a freeze in its tuition reimbursement program. Sprint has lost millions of customers over the last year. It will announce its fourth quarter results February 19.
I will never understand how people can be happy that others are losing their jobs. maybe you dislike Sprint for one reason or another but wishing a company ill will on that company is pretty silly. Competition is key in all business and if Sprint were to go out of business you can sure bet that your VZW and ATT plan prices will increase. My bet is that most of the bashing is being done by folks that have never had Sprint and for some "elementary" reason are in love with their carrier. I have had all the major carriers over the last 12 years and the all have their issues. I have never been in love with any of them. My family is still on T-Mobile and I have to say that the supposed "award winning" CS that you all read about is total BS. T-Mobi... (continues)
its funny, you just contradicted yourself about carrier bashing and "being in love with their carrier"... thats just funny to me, and about t-mobile's so called "bs" CS rating... i guess ill just take your word about it over 4 years of proven ratings,... (continues)
I must say, Sprint has brought this on their self. I have been a Sprint customer for many years and currently have six lines (not including my business account with Nextel with many more). I have no complaints of their wireless service as it is grea... (continues)
Yeah, I work for Sprint and I am seriously afraid for this one. I don't work for the busier stores in my city (Service and Repair) so I am getting very worried. For a while, I was just happy that I had a job that paid me pretty well, but now I am worr... (continues)
Yes, their trying to save money but they've been going down. They keep trying to bring it back up, but I believe once a company has be established as a horrible company it has little to no change of recovery. If I worked for them I'd been gone a long time ago to another major carrier where there is more job security than Sprint. Looks like your forced to jump ship.. into the waters of At&t/Verizon/T-mobile..hardy har
Hmmmm......so Sprint announces 8000 layoff's and they are going down??? So since AT&T just announced that they are laying off 12000 employee's, what does that mean for them, bankrupt? Brilliant, you are brilliant, please enlighten us some more with ... (continues)
You talk like we are all retail employees who can walk down the strip mall and drop our apps off at the other cell phone stores. You talk like all companies are openly hiring in this economy. You do realize that a majority of the jobs in question are ... (continues)
Do you even know what you're talking about? Besides the shamefull act of calling for thousands of employees to loose their jobs, you're now trying to say that becuase of 8000 job trimmings, the company is folding?
I would like to offer up my sincere best of luck to all you Sprint employees that read Phone Scoop. This is a very difficult time for the whole country. Not just Sprint. I hope that all of you may indeed keep yor jobs through this difficult economy. Sprint has been the very best carrier I have ever delt with in recent history and you should be proud to be part of this accomplishmment. Dan has done a great job since his inception but time is needed to heal the damage that prior leadership caused.
Good luck to all of you. Thanks for the best service and uncompromised treatment that can be delivered in the wireless industry!
Sprint is bad!!! Try calling their customer service and the fun begins !! It's called the indian transfer game!! Call for something simple such as a esn change or a feature change and they say I have to transfer you to someone else and then you get tr... (continues)
Can't we all just get along and stop treading negativity through these waters of econimic crisis. For crying out loud! If your own lives had lead you to employment with someone who was constantly being bashed (Wal-Mart, Sprint, etc.), then you would be tired of hearing everybody bashing on everybody else just because they don't meet the expectations of every single consumer in the USA! Seriously, people. Grow up and make educated comments, or don't comment at all!
and this is why my argument was valid on the 2 billion dollar attachment to the stimulus package. I hope People realize that there will only be a couple cell providers within the next 5 or so years.. i see the outcome being verizon and at&t in the local scheme of things. and the only way for any company other then the fore-mentioned is to have a niche
I laughed at the part about them doing well with customers. If they are doing so well why are they bleeding customers like a trauma victim. I have one expired contract now and a second that lapses in March the iPhone is what the wife and I both are looking at at that time unless the come up with something in the Android family by then.
Again, it's mostly Nextel subscribers who are leaving the company for more data features. Look at the review on the Blackberry Curve on Nextel, people are giving it a horrible review because it lacks the media features they thought it would have. Does... (continues)
rjflyn said: I laughed at the part about them doing well with customers. If they are doing so well why are they bleeding customers like a trauma victim. I have one expired contract now and a second that lapses in March the iPhone
I think you answered your own questions. Although Sprint is doing better, most people want to just try other things. You said it best yourself, you're not leaving because you are completely disatisfied, you are leaving because you want a phone Sprin... (continues)
Yea, I'm a huge vzw person, but these are still working people with a family maybe. But we knew sprint wasn't doing to well. I think there 4th Q stuff isn't going to be so good. Verizon will be hireing, there always looking, even now because of the merge.