Microsoft Corp. Layoffs

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Another 1000 out the door ?

The problem with msft is the longer you work, the more dependent you become and the greater the fear of when you will get hit by peer review or internal politics, or just screw up some deliverable and fall down the stack. What started out as a... —  read more 

Yet...

Microsoft isn’t being vocal about the company’s overall reorg and thus far CEO Satya Nadella has yet to issue his usually dreaded company-wide summer email discussing substantial layoffs. Microsoft isn’t planning any significant layoffs this... —  read more 

Nuked

I'm a PM in windows COSINE D&I, my job got eliminated yesterday. This was business driven and is not performance related. So, yes, layoffs are happening...

Why is it so bad?

We're in a perfect storm. We have the recession, end of the fiscal year, and uncertainties about the future of the pandemic and social unrest. With FY end, we'll inevitably see restructuring and some layoffs. It's already happened at MSN. But FTE... —  read more 

Arrogant Manager?

Background: I'm a consultant at Microsoft, so I'm not a FTE. But i have been singlehandedly managing 3 projects, and i often do code reviews for FTE Senior DS, and DS in the team. I'm responsible not just for DE part but also the ML part, and I'm... —  read more 

Vendors Release

Microsoft has already laid off two vendors on my spouses team saying because of covid 19. Hourly vendors taking heat for claiming 40 hours too. People still have bills. Still need to eat? Confused I thought Microsoft wasn’t going to fire people over... —  read more 

We need employees of all ages

It's all about attitude, skill, your ability to relate across the generations...this is the value that is timeless. The company will need young, middle, and old to be successful as that is the make up of their clients who pay the bills. Remember... —  read more 

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Here is what happened to me at Microsoft and why I am not at all surprised about the email that was going around internally...

Here is what happened to me at Microsoft and why I am not at all surprised about the email that was going around internally... I left my engineering role at IBM to take a technical evangelist role in the developer experience org in 2016 working... —  read more 

Australia Layoffs (April / May 2019)

Any news from Australia on layoffs? About six weeks ago 30+ people were let go, the rumor was that more cuts will be happening in April. Not sure if this still on the agenda but wanted to see if someone from Down Under can share a tidbit - I know... —  read more 

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Hiring Private Events

I got an invite for a private hiring event for Microsoft. There is no specific role for which this event is conducted. Does MS really hire candidates in such events ? or is it some kind of marketing gimmick ? Seeing such events are other companies... —  read more 

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Big Round Of Cuts Coming in 2019?

One big round must be coming with the departure of Terry from Windows and a final cull as the whole business goes into sustain engineering. How many Developers and Project Managers does it need to do patching and critical security etc? Azure is not a... —  read more 

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Microsoft layoffs coming 2019

If you are not aligned with Azure keep your eyes open. I have no insider info and this is all just my gut feeling but overall the shifts in the market and on the consumer/business side are tectonic. I feel there is a lot of layoffs coming in 2019... —  read more 

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L62 offer?

Is this out of whack - this is what I've got offered: L62, Base @ $140K, $12.5K RSU per year (50K for 4 years) and a 20K sign on bonus. I was expecting more but the recruiter seems to be fairly firm and is indicating that this is not negotiable. Do I... —  read more 

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Thoughts on Working at GitHub?

Thinking about applying to a job at GitHub, but they were acquired by Microsoft and I don't see a separate forum for Git. I know of some friends that would do the same in different areas. We don't know how Microsoft handles acquisitions (strip them... —  read more 

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