Was realy hoping to get some opinions on this topic.
Topics regarding layoffs at Microsoft Corp.
What are your thoughts?
I see there are few layoff news happening today. Is it across the broad or specific to some BU in Seattle??
Are you really this naive? A lot of companies layoff/push out the bottom 10% yearly, this includes Microsoft. Not always done by fiat but via performance improvement plans aka PIPs. Please point me to this Utopian company of yours that guarantees a... — read more
Layoffs were happening today at Microsoft - anyone has more details on what groups and locations got hit?
Scuttlebutt indicates early May for Cloud+AI to purge folks brought over from UniStore. Foreign subsidiaries already getting the purge news. Redmond next. Employees are being encouraged to job hunt "sooner rather than later" by decent managers... — read more
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
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
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
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
5 teammates in my immediate group (all FTE) got axed this past Monday.
What are the warning signs if I am flagged for job cuts here?
The axe fell on Monday. I do not have exact numbers and I've seen multiple posts claiming different numbers on Blind, so really cannot even nail an average (#s are all over the place). Anyhow, cuts were on 1/14 and I think they are done for now - I... — read more
Interview with Dr. Ron Hira on the H1-B Visa Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUf6b8aljpM — read more
Do you predict that there will be Microsoft Layoffs in 2019?
What are your thoughts?
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
What else can microsoft mess up. It appears that they can't do anything right at the moment. KEEP IT SIMPLE you greedy numpty's. — read more
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
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
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
Ran into this article online, just cannot believe they finally decided to do this. They have been frustrating customers for years with long waiting periods, so I think Microsoft announcing this new way of placing releases on the market was a right... — read more
Some more info on reorganization, if anybody is interested. https://www.windowslatest.com/2018/09/17/windows-team-to-undergo-a-re-organization-after-release-of-rs5/ — read more
Not sure what this new re-organization is about but people are being moved around in CSS and also let go this week and very quietly. Everything is being handled in very bizarre way from the top down.
No posts here but if you work in Switzerland you know that there are multiple groups affected by layoffs.
Curious... across MS... which teams were impacted the most by layoffs. My team was told partner management focus is decreasing, which means PMAs are affected. And why is North Dakota impacted so strongly? — read more
Do you have this info?
Every July, regardless of performance, employees come to work on edge wondering if they’ll be part of the “reorganization.” What a neat place to work if you are supporting a family. Cannot believe the strategy of paying a headhunter fees, training... — read more
Old ship. Time to sink.
This is in line with what transpired back in 2017 - as more sales is pushed online and as cloud offerings continue to cut into legacy channels - we'll see more and more sales folks leave the company. Most legacy companies have done the same (e.g.... — read more
Several people lost jobs in Marketing today.
3 open positions I had for devs were taken from me to a group that do support. I vented about this with a peer in another division and she mentioned have noticed similar in her org. — read more
Rumors. Too many L65 and above as managers above 40 years old. Company needs to promote more ICs to these bands, Solution? You got it. — read more
With the demise of the inbox win10 apps, and the shift to web frameworks and edge - I would be worried if I was working on the UWP / Xaml side of the world. So many conflicting frameworks - most devs would rather target xplat c# or html5 for iOS... — read more
Lots of TAMs getting laid off by end of FY18 as your jobs go to the Service Center. Clean up your resumes! 100 worldwide. Unified Support is finally taking its toll on you guys.
I would imagine come July we will see a bunch of RIF going on as the feet on the ground are swapped out for new. WDG is fat with headcount that at this point has no purpose and makes no sense. Some will be sent on a death march toward cloud to see... — read more
Lots of fat In that org. What is it all doing now ? Do they wait until autumn to do the RIF or have Scottgu pull the trigger now.
Do you know? When is the next round going to happen - we usually do one before the fiscal year and it's coming up quickly.
Microsoft to acquire Citrix in mid-2018, RIF expected soon at Citrix and Microsoft in overlapping teams. Microsoft to acquire Okta competing with Oracle on price. — read more
Yep, Microsoft confirms a new round of layoffs in 2018... And this is a different one... By Ashley Stewart – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Jan 24, 2018, 1:43pm PST Microsoft Corp. laid off an undisclosed number of employees, the... — read more