Job security

SAP / Eng


Tata Consultancy Services
Sep 10, 2018 9 Comments

I m planning join as a sde with Microsoft. How is the job security ?


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TOP 9 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng VlCX25
    There is no such thing as job security anymore. Everyone is replaceable. Just do the best you can to deliver business value and never stop learning.
    Sep 10, 2018 0
  • Roku CsPw57
    Their new CEO (no so new) has been cutting fat every year since 2014.
    Sep 10, 2018 0
  • Roku CsPw57
    There is no such thing as job security, even if you perform well, you may get laid off. Microsoft has gone through several layoffs in recent history. I think azure org should be fine, but most of the other orgs are at risk..
    Sep 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft YRVa51
    I worked in Azure and saw one or two people let go every year for underperforming.

    Microsoft also PIPs employees if they're underperforming. I hear Amazon and Facebook pip a lot more.

    So in the realistic sense, there isn't anything called job security. If you're performing well, you should have your job without any issues

    Sep 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft richardhea
    Been resting and vesting here for close to 20 years, not a cloud on the horizon. Don’t be utterly stupid and you are good for life. The bar is rather low too, so beating the middle of the pack is on the easy side.
    Sep 10, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng dogberg
      Not at the lower levels though.
      Sep 11, 2018
  • Dell tgxqf
    Why are we even talking about layoffs here in this hot market when everyone is hiring like crazy. Any news of layoffs in MS ?
    Sep 10, 2018 1
    • Microsoft wNHV84
      MS laid off tons of sales last year
      Sep 10, 2018
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Microsoft, TD Ameritrade, Citibank, Sony Pictures Entertainment
    It depends on your manager at Microsoft.
    When I worked there they let go each year. They fired really good folks.

    If you can talk and BS a lot you can survive at MSFt.
    Jul 11 0


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