This one is from Petri, I'd take all of this with a grain of salt. https://www.petri.com/microsoft-layoffs-impact-us-employees-sales-product-teams Microsoft Layoffs Impact US Employees, Sales and Product Teams Posted on September 13, 2017 by Brad... read more
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Here it goes - this is gonna be massive - sales will be turned upside down... IBM has done it a year ago, Oracle has been hammering this group all year, all legacy sales folks are in jeopardy as the pivot to Cloud sales transpires... Microsoft is as... read more
After providing constructive critical feedback on different occasions to my manager, this person decided to retaliate by putting me on PIP for no good reason. Upon escalating what had happened to me to the skip level manager and head of HR - there... read more
I provide this as a cautionary tale to those at Msft who are getting older (say 40+), have been with the company for a while, and have drawn the wrong card when it comes to projects they get assigned to work on. If you think you are more than one... read more
It seems that Microsoft is planning to gift us with more changes and more job cuts. We will know more after the quarterly earnings call, I guess, but I am not optimistic... read more
I'm seeing a lot of level 65+ managers are doing absolutely nothing, either not show up to work or went out fishing. They have been with MSFT for 10+ years and no way can find another job will pay what they are making now. Even you survived from last... read more
Be ready to be laid off next February if any of the below applies: a. You are over 40 or will be on 2018 b. Are not in the fast track path anymore (doesn't matter if you were before) c. Are in the same group for more than 10 years d. Have been moved... read more
Consulting services in our line of business was hit 20% in North and South America. Billable resources on active billable projects were RIFed. Not good for customer experience.
Today (July 10 2017) Microsoft laying off the entire workforce at Wilsonville Oregon. This group does the Surface Hub development work. Future Surface Hub work will be done in Redmond. Everyone is packing up their personal belongings into cardboard... read more
A question regarding severance - not sure if this is the right place to ask but here it goes anyway. If I am let go and if I am given a 60 day notice per the State of WA reqs, would I be able to get the severance if I find a job before the 60 day... read more
When I got laid off at Microsoft in 2014 I thought it was the worst thing that happened to me. I had to learn some tough lessons, especially that it is a business and any personal feelings about the quality of work or how invaluable you thought you... read more
It wasn't just sales, it was cyber security as well. My husband just got laid off yesterday afternoon. I can't stand when the truth isn't told, why do they need to spin it this way - it's unethical and it's just plain wrong. Misleading the public and... read more
NewsMax Lost in the Clouds Microsoft Layoffs 2017: 3,000 Jobs Lost in the Clouds http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/microsoft-layoffs-2017-lost/2017/07/07/id/800381/ VentureBeat Microsoft confirms layoffs, up to 3,000 jobs reportedly affected As... read more
Job cuts are happening for several years now. In 2016, we laid off 3000, 1000 were from iin sales. About 8000 were cut in 2015. Rhe biggest cut was in 2013, when we cut about 20k, 15k were Nokia though... There will be more cuts as geographies and... read more
There you go: Reuters (Intl.) Microsoft to reorganize sales and marketing teams Microsoft will undergo a reorganization that will impact its sales and marketing teams, company executives told employees on Monday... read more
Hello all I am considering joining MSFT. Can you tell me what it is like to work there? Should I just look elsewhere?
I guess I am confused
There you go - Reorg Memo - Althoff/Courtois/Capossela It's all about opportunities, we are talking trillions here - so do not despair: There is an enormous $4.5 trillion market opportunity across our Commercial and Consumer businesses. We are... read more
I know there is a ton of anxiety in the air right now, this is true for Redmond as well as other locations. People don’t know how deep the cuts will be and the overall impact of the reorg may be significant. In my group, EPG Azure Sales, we are... read more
We knot that a reorg is coming, a full fledged sales force overhaul - layoffs will be fairly deep... Now, there was a ton of coverage on this, the most recent one being a piece by the Seattle Times that got published on the front page of the business... read more
Whatever happened here (700 layoff rumor in Jan 2017). Do we know: who got laid off what levels were laid off how many job cuts in total in 2017 what are redundancy plans for the rest of the year Here is the link to the layoff story:... read more
MS business is in trouble. They have to get COS down and innovation up. The same crappie management that existed under Ballmer is still running the place into the ground. Windows is already irrelevant, office COS is easy two high E5 is a fail. Voice... read more
Half the very competent people on my team were laid off last year. Then magically, a bunch of openings for the exact same position opened up in Bangalore. None of those who remain are making more money. Everyone's working longer hours to accommodate... read more
It's all over news, Microsoft is cutting about 700 jobs starting next week. No details yet, but I expect we'll know more next Thursday, after they report the quarterly earnings. I'm assuming this is part of a last year's plan to cut 2850 jobs. Don't... read more
MS business is in trouble. They have to get COS down and innovation up. The same crappie management that existed under baller is still running the place into the ground. Windows is already irrelevant, office COS is easy two high E5 is a fail. Voice... read more
If you think about things in a rational way, all business problems may lead to job cuts and reductions in Redmond.
Bad news continue to come and it'll stay this way for a while. The core business will continue to suffer as long as PCs slide - it's kind affecting anyone dealing with PCs - just look Intel's board here with 1000s of messages. They are streamlining... read more
Will TAMs be affected in strong product areas such as Dynamics?
Procurement, Office and Bing both had friends of mine leave this week. Engineers and Bing. SSM major attrition. Good luck all.
Strategic pruning in progress, not a novel concept but still it hurts
I recently (not that recently, a year ago) came to Microsoft and, as compared to my former large tech company, there are a lot of one off firings going on. Not layoffs per se, although those are happening in other divisions, but just situations where... read more
Is this news on top of the soon to be laid off 2800-300? What areas are the layoffs at?
Sluggish Microsoft Phone Business Leading To 2,850 Layoffs By Mid-2017 http://www.techtimes.com/articles/171803/20160729/sluggish-microsoft-phone-business-leading-to-2-850-layoffs-by-mid-2017.htm#sthash.bnBLRhS3.dpuf
I'll start a thread here. We should see about 3K folks leave very soon
900 have been notified, so in a week all 2800 will know. It's an old Microsoft layoff layoff style - they do it swiftly and the layoff packages are great
These managers generate fake reports to Redmond. So it looks that something changes. But it is the same company with same people managers who just change the title of position. If you want to reset and transform the company you should fire the... read more
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Dropped 5.2 Percent in Q2 of 2016 - this hurts a lot. Things are not going well and we'll see what Q4 brings