SCIS Layoffs Today

Just with independent contracting staff, no RIF for full-time folks.

It was full time staff, not IC’s.

It was full time staff - some from review, IA, and records in addition to field staff too.

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All done very quietly which is alarming.

RB22 I felt the same way…and it leaves me with an uneasy feeling. I’ve felt this way since USIS days, and working at several other contractors. I was hoping this company would be different, but it appears they are not. Think it’s time to look at other career options at this point.

Do you think SCIS started out as striving to be different than the others or started out pretending to be different?

I know some about the other venders but not enough to say this or that is different or any better.

Those of you working for a company other than SCIS, do you trust your management?

Trust is a funny term. I don’t think there is a reason to believe or trust anyone in any private or publicly traded employer. MBA business types keep churning up ways to do things that keep everyone in the dark until the absolute need to know arises. Business ethics is like a slippery fish that gets way out of hand sometimes. Plenty of news stories over the past several years to demonstrate this.

I don’t know. I believed them at the beginning, and a couple years later I don’t trust anyone. Too much secrecy about layoffs and too many promises that haven’t panned out.

Helps to know I’m not the only one who experienced this. :persevere:

I do think SCIS started out hoping to set themselves aside from the rest. I know a few former managers from Keypoint/Perspecta who went to work for SCIS and they were striving to not treat employees as poorly as Keypoint did. An SCIS employee told me that they did not have any production standards to meet there, however, I don’t know if that was true for sure.
I’ve worked for USIS, Keypoint, and now CACI over a period of 20 years and they all are dishonest to some degree. I always found it funny how we employees get investigated for our integrity, but management can’t uphold that same standard.
Last December, my manager proceeded to tell her staff at a team meeting that no reviewers were getting furloughed. No more than an hour or two later the word was out that several reviewers were furloughed. The next day my manager claimed she had no idea it was going to happen when she told us at the meeting that our jobs were safe.

Management definitely knew nothing about our January layoffs…because some of them were included in the investigator layoffs. The new layoff methodology is to surprise everyone involved.

That is incorrect. They came up with metrics that had to be met.

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At the end of the day each company is a business and the decisions being made are in the best interests of the company, not the people. I’ve done vastly different things (career-wise) before and after being a BI and from my personal experience nearly no company will ever alert you about impending layoffs. I’ve seen many different layoffs in the past 15-20 years, some due to the economy, restructuring, mergers or acquisitions. Business decisions are never “people” decisions. A company might genuinely start out with the intent to be different, to be kinder to their employees and to take care of them, but at the end of the day it’s a survival of the fittest and business environment at its core is a ruthless place without any emotions. If a company is forced to make cuts to meet demands (overhead costs vs profit, maintaining operating costs), they will do so, even if it means cutting the employees they made promises to or keeping supervisors in the dark. It happens and it really sucks when it does. I am not making excuses for the companies, just reflecting on the reality that no company will truly have your back if their survival depends on it. Always have a plan B, have your ear to the ground, read between the lines and look for the writings on the wall. I’ve gone through a lay-off during the previous recession and it was tough. It’s heartbreaking to see good (and bad) companies starting to slowly bleed out and ruthlessly cutting their employees to survive. Good luck to everyone. I hope the winds of change that will come are gentler to all of us this time. :heart:


Haven’t experienced this - the metrics info is shared, but as far as I can tell there’s been no “have to/must meet“ scenario. Granted the FTL is a cheerleader but that’s about it.

They have a new computer program that generates a list of late cases.

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You summed it up well. Publicly traded companies are beholden to shareholders and quarterly statements…not their employees. Private employers can sometimes be nicer.


My FTL was quite competitive and pushed for high numbers… :rofl: