Another layoff coming at Microsoft week of 1/15 ⚠️

Amazon az6gj3
Jan 5, 2018 47 Comments

NDAs signed and managers made aware of final cuts earlier this week. HR 1:1 invites coming as Satya continues to revoke longtime country club memberships and trim the fat. Gravy train is ending for many a rest and vester this month. Anyone with a sliver of employability hitting leetcode and LinkedIn, while those who have lost skills and relevance are frantically looking to their old buddies at Oracle, Tableau and Expedia. How big will it be this time?

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    • Salesforce dvdhjwhrsg
      Lol, so annoyed with myself after picturizing this story
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Amazon az6gj3
      OP
      Do you think layoffs could also be a positive for the company’s future? Microsoft is reputed to be slow moving and bloated with political low performers. I don’t know, you tell me.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft sudo rm-r
      No OP. You are talking like an engineer who assumes that there is also a big picture plan here. There isn't. Aside from layoffs the company is not doing anything to retain its talent. Satya couldnt care less about the quality of engineering or how the company is moving. He wants the board's cum on his face so that they are happy, and he can move on to write another book about how he changed the world.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Apple Indiesign
      Thanks for the morning laugh. Now I look like a lunatic at the gym.
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Microsoft NzBF33
      Layoffs are a rational response for teams producing worse results than competitors, but with greater headcount.
      Jan 6, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng yolok
    If they ever get rid of me, I am just gonna open an asian restaurant next to the cafe, hire hot girls as servers, serving beers while broadcasting super bowl or whatever sports. How about that?
    Jan 5, 2018 6
    • Qualcomm / Eng kqxqx
      They should appoint you as the COO, seriously.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Sugardaddy

      Microsoft Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      Sugardaddymore
      Servers or servants lol
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng yolok
      k updated and proof readed
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Expedia pfender
      Yolok, just do it no matter what.
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Microsoft Biz Exec
      Or you could leave angry, take a cush job at Amazon and troll your old company about RIFs.
      Jan 6, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Sugardaddy

    Microsoft Eng

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    Sugardaddymore
    Perfect! I already have an FB offer. Let’s hope I am part of the layoff. Would love to get a nice severance package before joining FB.

    I would use the money for a nice trip to Eastern Europe!
    Jan 5, 2018 3
    • Intuit
      sqrrootof1

      Intuit

      BIO
      Arghhb
      sqrrootof1more
      Good luck. I really hope you get laid......off.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft $oftie$
      Sounds like you should be starting to do really stupid things, like not showing up for work without notice. Force them to fire you!
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Intuit
      sqrrootof1

      Intuit

      BIO
      Arghhb
      sqrrootof1more
      He doesn't want to be fired. No severance then. Just be a pain in the ass . ask your boss how much he makes at your next staff meeting
      Jan 5, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Sugardaddy

    Microsoft Eng

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    Sugardaddymore
    Amazon guy couldn’t pass phone screen and spreading rumors.

    Please try again in 6 months.
    Jan 5, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Way fair
      He probably knows someone who knows something
      Jan 6, 2018
  • Microsoft dingo
    Why is this Amazon guy always posting b.s. here about MSFT? Did you get canned and are butthurt?
    Jan 5, 2018 3
    • Amazon az6gj3
      OP
      No, I have never worked at Microsoft. Just sharing information.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      startups
      Karsamore
      It's a different screen name than the last shit posts but the name is similar enough and the writing style similar enough it's likely the same.
      Jan 5, 2018
    • Microsoft War
      I think op is done crying for the day
      Jan 6, 2018
  • Microsoft YQnX54
    1/15 is company holiday.. lol
    Jan 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon az6gj3
      OP
      Week of 1/15, sorry wasn’t specific enough in the title. Layoffs take more than one day
      Jan 5, 2018
  • Microsoft sqiF24
    Jan 5, 2018 0
  • ServiceNow fwgh76
    Dang stay safe everyone
    Jan 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft War
    Not true - I am a manager and I can tell you this is not true , why are some people spreading false news
    Jan 6, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng meta
      but isn’t the problem we’re not getting rid of enough people?
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Microsoft NzBF33
      Problem is obsolete approaches that lower productivity and require much more headcount than competition. Culture change is hard, layoffs are easy.
      Jan 6, 2018
    • Microsoft Will!am
      You are not a manager! This is not fake news and its true. Some of my friends were hit
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Microsoft Jeda0129
    How frustrated this amazon guy (op) is.. Lol.
    Jan 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft pingbingme
    I guess Satya is trying to accumulate cash for campus renovations.... All he has done is layoffs until now...
    Jan 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft
    yMcg47

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore
    yMcg47more
    I am next... please let it be me
    Jan 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product
    Karsa

    Microsoft Product

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    Karsamore
    And those who can't get on at oracle hit up Amazon?
    Jan 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft BBrs23
    Any update/confirmation on this? What day should we expect things to happen? What teams/roles?
    Jan 15, 2018 2
    • Amazon sp9bp4
      It’s going down today. Satya Claus came a little late but the layoff meetings are happening this morning and continuing into the afternoon.
      Jan 22, 2018
    • Microsoft shutdown
      Blind's accuracy is not improving
      Jan 22, 2018
  • Tableau eLkU85
    Hearing of layoffs today in C&E
    Jan 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft amex123
      Heard of the layoffs today
      Jan 23, 2018
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    I'm not in the inner loop and while I've not heard of a January RIF, I have heard that they expect a major realignment of resources in July. Basically they carved out territories / account assignments that are very small to force focus on Azure, but they are going to shrink teams and increase the number of accounts managed based on "learned" realities - not every account will spin the consumption meters in a meaningful way. But of course we'll need to wait until July to know if this is correct.
    Jan 6, 2018 0
  • T-Mobile / Eng wr81f3
    AZURE ever part of layoffs?
    Jan 5, 2018 0

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