Have you guys frozen your hiring? I've started the process and then the recruiter went quiet - no response or very slow response. I've lost any hope that I'll be interviewed.
Given that Microsoft have hired aggressively on the east coast(Atlanta) especially, any chance of possible layoffs during the slowdown ahead? Or would it be team based depending on how much the product you're working on generates for the company. — read more
I just finished my last interview, they want me to handle 5 stores. Looking for insite on the position and pay range if anyone can help
Now that we're getting rid of employees in Russia, does that mean that the hiring freeze might be lifted? I don't care about hiring all that much, but I do care about possible layoffs. If there is a hiring freeze, there's a chance layoffs are not far... — read more
Anyone know what the layoff packages were like in 2009? What happened to unvested rsu’s?
Just got word from my manager, without them saying the words directly, that layoffs look to be in the future. Our team needs heads and they aren't being filled, and us contractors working without a full team may be out this month. Just got hired... — read more
How is Microsoft consulting unit ? Is it advisable to take that offer (or) wait. Offer is in East coast
Things are not looking good. We might be seeing major layoffs sooner than we think.
Over 50%. Making $30B and cutting vendors, hmmm... Something's brewing.
Cheer up, raises, big raises are coming. https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-considering-significant-pay-raises-employee-survey-2022-5
With worsening economy, do you think Microsoft will mass layoff like 2009 since they will have a great excuse?
If you're in your 30s, or nearing 40, watch out. By age 45, you could be out. Microsoft is known to sp-t out employees that are over 45. They practice a hire now with 40ish to fire within five years just so they can continue to have over 40 stats... — read more
Those who are remote or based of a site not in Redmond, do you worry about being first to be let go in a recession or downturn?
Employees in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Austin, how do you feel about not being in Redmond? Do you feel like second class citizens? Those that don't have managers in the location, do you feel layoffs will hit you first since managers and senior... — read more
Does anyone see RIFs company wide if the economy goes into a recession? Like all roles?
I am going to join MSFT as a SDE 2. Are layoffs and RIF something to actively worry about?
I was a little disappointed because I thought Microsoft was a much better workplace than it really is. Great learning culture, that's for sure, but it is also a very toxic place. Anyone else disappointed?
Microsoft's fingerprints are all over the rise in fascism. https://www.highereducationinquirer.org/2022/02/one-fascism-or-two-reemergence-of.html
Hi all, would like to hear your honest opinion and advice. After several rounds of interviews, everyone that I've met at Microsoft, from engineers to VP, were Asian people. Is this a norm in the Microsoft Engineering? Can you tell me what should be... — read more
Are layoffs and RIF common at Microsoft? I know stack ranking and letting go bottom 5-10 percent used to happen like 10-15 years ago but I believe it stopped after Satya took over. Also, I hardly hear about layoffs at Microsoft. People praise the... — read more
I am considering a program manager position based in Redmond, and the job posting says remote working is ok. Is Microsoft a company where working from home is really ok? My concern is that being remote and new to a large company may become an issue... — read more
If so, it sure looks like we are headed closer to... — read more
We'll report earnings tomorrow, what do you expect to happen.
Is there any chance there is somebody here who got to Microsoft through an acquisition? My company (Activision) is about to be acquired and I'd really like to get some input on what we might expect in the coming months. I'm worried that we might be... — read more
Have you heard anything about potential Microsoft layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
How much to expect for level 65 or 66 manager ? is MSFT good place in bay area ?
If people do walk away due to vaccine mandate (but honestly, who in their right mind would give up one of the safest jobs in the industry over something all the world's population is doing is beyond me) we'll have even fewer reasons for layoffs. So... — read more
A lot of tech companies have adopted the December 8th U.S. gov mandate for federal contractors with more than 100 employees to have all employees vaccinated. Has Microsoft announced its requirement?
Notified for interview on Cortana team. Read she will be demarcated in Windows 11. (Not in task bar, or boot up) Should I look elsewhere?
Anyone work in Education, in a sales/customer-facing role? I'm curious about the leadership team, recent changes I've seen to that larger US org (Kate Johnson, Toni Townes-Whitney), etc. I have an offer and I'm deciding if it's a good move.
I'm a CloudKnox employee and we were just acquired by Microsoft. I have no idea what this will mean for me and my coworkers. How does Microsoft usually handle acquisitions? I'm assuming there'll be some cuts sooner or later, but how bad is it going... — read more
After this role was created in 2017/2018- it now turning 100% technical requiring Level 300 knowledge and only increasing from there. I've heard in the States - mgmt just made judgement calls and fired the people they thought couldn't do it. Other... — read more
How much satisfaction does that give you?
How many of ppl working in MSFT Azure will leave to join GCP?
Curios. Does Microsoft utilize an employee performance management tool known as a 9-Block? A 9-block tool forces a manager to rank each employee's performance based on Behavior and Results. Additionally, human resources mandates the numbers of... — read more
I am planning to transfer from azure org to non-azure org. Does Microsoft does background verification again for internal transfer apart from visa transfer? Plz throw some valuable inputs
Do you think there will be Microsoft Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Months after Amazon announced its own space effort, Microsoft is to send cloud services into the space with the help of SpaceX. Any thoughts? Can we win this battle? I just dropped this here:... — read more