I was one of those managers. As of late, the smart ones are starting to jump ship because they see the writing on the wall. It *was* a good place to work but a lot has changed in the last few re-organizations. It really is a shame how my friends that still work there are miserable and looking for employment elsewhere.
As for good margins ... not for long! Spending $700 million for a product worth $200 million that has 2 year life left at best to protect their current HomeLink products? Now the HomeLink products they sell without the EC IP are diluting the profit margins of the rest of their profits. Another great decision by the "New & Improved" Upper Management!
So now margins have diluted and they are in debt for the first time ever ... BRILLIANT!
It is going to take much more than a good stroking!